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Billionaire Says "Black Women Are For Grown Ups"

Billionaire Says "Black Women Are For Grown Ups" | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
This article was brought to my attention and I decided to share it with you all. More and more everyday billionaires are dating black women. While thousandair…

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Hmmm... This will have many rethinking who to date next.

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All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture
This curated blog scoops topics that address critical mixed-race studies debates. The blog is intended to inform and foster dialogue on multiracial identity and cross-cultural relationships.
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Wake Up! Stark reminders that racism persists and denial of it does not resolve the problem!

Wake Up! Stark reminders that racism persists and denial of it does not resolve the problem! | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it

June 12 was Loving Day.
What’s that? The day that, in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the decision allowing interracial marriages between whites and nonwhites.

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Very blog reminding us that we still have work to do.  I will continue to do my part as an educator this summer and the upcoming academic year.  We cannot let our hands rest on such important work.

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Chinese Workers in Africa Who Marry Locals Face Puzzled Reception at Home

Chinese Workers in Africa Who Marry Locals Face Puzzled Reception at Home | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
In response to a growing gender imbalance in their home country, Chinese men look elsewhere to find partners
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The powers that be did not configure what will happen after implementing laws that lessen the presence of women in their society.  Chinese men seek partners outside of their ethnicity.

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The powers that be did not configure what will happen after implementing laws that lessen the presence of women in their society.  Chinese men seek partners outside of their ethnicity.

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Isla Vista Killings: The Unfortunate Manifestation of a “Tortured Mulatto”

Isla Vista Killings: The Unfortunate Manifestation of a “Tortured Mulatto” | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
Many are shocked when I mention this phrase.  The tortured, or tragic, mulatto is a stereotype that describes the situation of mixed race individuals. This classic racism highlights their unique pl...
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This is an interesting response to the UCSB killings.  The discourse of race and ethnicity resurface and intersect with sexuality and gender, hence, revealing that race cannot be ignored when we discuss gender and sexuality.  Some folks, including academics, love to discuss these separately, womanists know that concepts of race and gender intersect during critical discussions about the misogyny of women, like this recent incident.

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Clippers Owner Donald Sterling tells mixed-race Girlfriend: "Don't Bring Black People to My Games ... Including Magic Johnson"

Clippers Owner Donald Sterling tells mixed-race Girlfriend: "Don't Bring Black People to My Games ... Including Magic Johnson" | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling told his GF he does NOT want her bringing black people to his games ... including Magic Johnson ... and it's ALL on…
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The recording of Sterling's conversation with his girlfriend says it all.  You draw your own conclusions about how his words explicitly describes racism in U.S.A.

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Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies [eScholarship]

Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies [eScholarship] | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
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Current scholarship on Critical Mixed Race Studies.

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▶ Mixed/Movement: Multiraciality, AAPI Organizing, & Identity Development - YouTube

Join us as we host our first #NotYourAsianSidekick forum to discuss intergenerational organizing and the legacy, need, and potential for anti-racist, feminis...
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This grassroots discussion is making the invisible visible to those who want to engage in mixed-race discourse.

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Afro Latinos' Mixed Identity Can Leave Them Out of the Mix - NBC News

Afro Latinos' Mixed Identity Can Leave Them Out of the Mix - NBC News | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
Afro Latino Marco Davis laughed when he recalled the lengths he went to keep in touch with black and Latino alumni groups when he graduated from Yale Univers...
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'Africa is not a country': Students' photo campaign breaks down stereotypes

'Africa is not a country': Students' photo campaign breaks down stereotypes | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
a group of U.S.-based African students has launched a photo campaign in a bid to dispel misconceptions about their continent.
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This is a topic that is not necessarily part of my scholarship, but I still feel needs to be acknowledged and addressed.  Please leave a comment and tell me what you think. 

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Biracial, and also black

Biracial, and also black | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
University of Michigan professor Martha S. Jones is biracial, but always saw herself as black, until her students made her rethink her identity.
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Even though this article's focus is Black-White mixed-race identity, I still think it is relevant to my dissertation's overall interest of Black-Asian mixed-race identity.  Today's young adults are setting a trend in how to self-identify without abandoning their connection to black culture.  They are NOT adhering to the "one-drop" rule that dictated the lives of my generation.  Teacher-scholars of Mixed Race Discourse, let's pay attention to and take note of how this discourse is moving.  Although we have voices who are proudly identifying with more than one race, they are still, in many situations, having similar experiences as we did with self-identification.  Their experiences need to be acknowledged and addressed in and outside of the classrooms, on and off college campuses.  What are your thoughts?  Please leave a comment.

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Teaching Teachers to Reflect on Race

Teaching Teachers to Reflect on Race | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it

As America’s schools grow increasingly diverse, powerful educators can’t be “colorblind.”


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Excellent article that promotes Inclusivity Teaching at all levels of education.  @CAITLAH at Michigan State University is a wonderful resource for passionate educators who are determined to engage all learners by teaching across difference.  Please visit @CAITLAH on Twitter or via their website, http://caitlah.cal.msu.edu.

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"Because of the growing racial diversity in the United States, it is vital for teachers to understand and have the capacity to acknowledge racial diversity, and create safe, affirming, and supportive learning environments for their students to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to dialogue about race-related issues."

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"Mixed-Race Chic" by Rainier Spencer

"Mixed-Race Chic" by Rainier Spencer | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it

"People who see us accepting a new multiracial identity have long argued that it is destructive of race: that recognition and acceptance of multiracialism will bring about the demise of the American racial model. The American Multiracial Identity Movement thereby suggests that multiracial identity possesses an insurgent character, a militant stance against the idea of recognizing race in the United States. Regardless of their contemporary popularity, such claims are without merit. Indeed, they are self-contradictory. If one holds that multiracial identity is a real and valid identity, then it can be sensible only as a biological racial identity. If words are to mean anything, and they should, it quite obviously cannot be that a multiracial identity is somehow not a biological racial identity. Rather, multiracial identity merely falls in place to join other, already existing racial categories. If the issue were ethnicity, we would be debating the idea of multiethnic identity. If the issue were nationality, we would be debating multinational identity. If the issue were cultural affinity, we would be debating multicultural identity....The solution to our national racial madness does not lie in altering the racial paradigm so that it is somehow more equal or so that it includes more groups; the solution lies in rejecting both the idea of biological race and the hypodescent that flows from that idea. What popular wisdom tells us is the supposed twilight of how Americans have thought about race is merely a minor tweaking of the same old racial hierarchy that has kept African-Americans at the bottom of our paradigm since its very inception. Multiracial ideology simply represents the latest means of facilitating and upholding that hierarchy —while claiming quite disingenuously to be doing the opposite."  


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Rainier Spencer challenges multiracial advocates.  The field of multiraciality is expanding its scholarly forum that include positions from both sides, pros and cons.  A "scoop" worth reading to broaden our knowledge of what is happening today in racial discourse.  What do you think?

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Browner America: Reality Is More Important Than Numbers

Browner America: Reality Is More Important Than Numbers | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
(The Root) -- Recent census data reveal that, for the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half of all children born in the United States, with 50.4 percent of children under age 1 identified as Hispanic, black, Asian...

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Mixed Race 2013: The Asian American Literary Review

Mixed Race 2013: The Asian American Literary Review | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it

"AALR’s special issue on mixed race, coming this Fall 2013, is not simply a reexamination of race or a survey of mixed voices, important as both are. We envision our role as that of provocateur–inspiring new conversations and cross-pollinations, pushing into new corners.

 

All contributions to the issue are collaborative, “mixed” in nature, bringing together folks across racial and ethnic boundaries, across disciplines, genres, regions, and generations. We solicited work from artists and writers, historians and activists, race scholars and filmmakers, teachers and students, among others. The idea is a network of original projects that not only map out multiracialism past and present but also break new ground.

 

Pre-order your copy of our Mixed Race Issue now:"


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This issue includes an article by Steven F. Riley & Glenn C. Robinson: 


The Impact of Internet Publishing and Online Communications on Mixed-Race Discourses

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You can buy it now
http://aalrmag.org/buy-mixedrace/
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The Rise and Change of the English Major

The Rise and Change of the English Major | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
It happens almost like clockwork at the end of the spring semester and beginning of the fall: the New York Times publishes another blog post lamenting something about college English education, usu...
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I read this article and wanted to share it.  It has everything to do with remaining relevant to ever-changing workplace/job market.  Read on...

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Elliot Rodger’s half-white male privilege

Elliot Rodger’s half-white male privilege | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
The killer’s Asian heritage matters. So does his ugly class entitlement. Misogyny crosses lines of race and culture

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Asians coded as black by black activists

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Shared histories of oppression fostered political alliances among Asian Americans and Africans Americans beginning in the late 19th century.

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I came across this blog entry while note-taking for chapter one of my dissertation.  I was looking for 19th century relational paradigms of African Americans and Asian Americans.  This is a rather small sampling of what scholars of  AfroAsian discourse are examining and bringing to the center of critical race theory.

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Mixed Race Studies: Covering Multiracial America Requires Historical Perspective

Mixed Race Studies: Covering Multiracial America Requires Historical Perspective | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it

Old news worth reposting.  The debates continues...

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The Multicultural Doctorate: Why Mixed Race Discussions Matter

The Multicultural Doctorate: Why Mixed Race Discussions Matter | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
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Owning my mixed-race identity: Why I don’t have to choose sides

Owning my mixed-race identity: Why I don’t have to choose sides | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
People can't seem to understand that I'm not either black or Anglo-Pakistani, but all of the above

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International Blackness vs. Homegrown Negroes: Lupita, Chimamanda, Thandie and me

International Blackness vs. Homegrown Negroes: Lupita, Chimamanda, Thandie and me | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
Debate about skin tone is often cyclical and absolute — light skinned equals privilege, dark equals rejected.
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Read and pay attention to the debates about authenticity.  Colorism/Shadeism is a hot topic.  What are your thoughts on this topic?

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Color Without Complex

Color Without Complex | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
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If you are in the New York City area, catch Dr. Blay at this event.

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Why I'm Not An Afropolitan

Why I'm Not An Afropolitan | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
Last summer, I was invited to take part in a discussion, ‘Fantasy or Reality? Afropolitan Narratives of the 21st Century’, as part of Africa Writes 2013 Festival. I was joined on the panel by Minna...
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An Irish/Nigerian woman "rather refrain as describing myself as half anything, and I detest the word mixed-race."

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In Their Own Words: Michele Elam on Mixed Race - YouTube

(April 15, 2011) In her most recent publication, "The Souls of Mixed Folk: Race, Politics, and Aesthetics in the New Millennium," Michele Elam examines how r...

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Thanks to Michele Elam for her research and scholarship in Mixed Race Studies.  It was Elam's 'The Souls of Mixed Folk' that inspired me to continue with my own scholarship in the experiences of those who identify as multiracial and to revisit passing narratives of the American literary canon.  I think the ongoing conversation about mixed race identity will force many of us, in and outside of the academy, to have a more candid discussion about the history of multiracial identity.  How does multiracial identity address issues of colorism/shadeism?  How does the hypodescent rule work its way into Black-Asian identity?  Why does the conversation about multiracial identity always stay in the black-white dichotomy?  How do we begin to include the experiences of Black-Asian folk into the African American literary canon?  This YouTube video does not necessarily answer all my questions.  However, it does remind us that we still have work to do.  Thank you, Michele, for springboarding this conversation!

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Opinion: Black Americans must embrace true colors

Opinion: Black Americans must embrace true colors | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Historian and author Tiya Miles is a professor at the University of Michigan's Afroamerican and African Studies department and a 2011 MacArthur genius award recipient.

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Coming Out as Biracial — Human Parts — Medium

Coming Out as Biracial — Human Parts — Medium | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I not-so-subtly asserted myself as biracial while having dinner with a new coworker.

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This blog entry reminds me of Glamour 2005's interview with Rashida and Kidada Jones.  Their experiences make the reading of Danzy Senna's Caucasia a required text in my literary courses addressing the intersectionalities of race, gender, and privilege.

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