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Koa Beck: The broadening of the definition historically used for those of mixed-race who 'passed' as white exposes the power of privilege
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Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family [Claudio Saunt] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Deceit, compromise, and betrayal were the painful costs of becoming American for many families.
The site of Tangled Roots project, to document the lives of mixed race and multi-racial people and families in Yorkshire
Did you know that Haiti was instrumental in saving the lives of several dozens families of Jewish descent as they Read More...
"Justin Petrone, like me, is a mixed race person with Native American ancestry, although unlike me, initially, he never thought of himself in those terms. I’ve always known and since I was a child, self-identified myself in that way. Like me, Justin has spent years searching for his elusive ancestors, more often than not, hidden in the mists of time with only suggestions of who their ancestors are by words on tax lists and census records like “free person of color.”
Most of the time, Native people were transparent, until they became at least “civilized” enough to be counted on the census, or taxed or they did something else to bring them into the white man’s realm. More recently, Justin and others like us have been able to confirm, or deny, that heritage via DNA testing. So even if we don’t know exactly who our ancestor is, we are positive THAT our Native heritage is real. In some cases, through DNA testing we can learn which of our ancestral lines is Native."
(Two generations of the Fungcaps of Haiti pose for a family photo in 1965. Photo: Essud Fungcap Private Collection) Chinese Read More...
"The genome of the boy indicates that Europeans reached farther east across Eurasia than previously assumed, and that Native Americans may be descended from a mix of Western Europeans and East Asians."
HT Steven Riley of Mixed Race Studies.
(The Root)—“All American history has always been multiracial, at least certainly since the early 1600s,” Blackmon told The Root. “It’s not a question of whether there has been a multiracial history, but whether it’s been acknowledged or specifically understood."
Yes, multiracials have been a part of American history for a very long time. Yes, we need to continue to explore and document our people's experiences. But, to say that we will stop talking about race, racism, and the system of slavery when we are all light brown ignores the deep and complex way in which we've been socialized to perceive ourselves through the eyes of others. The author says, "you'll see." Yes, "we'll see" that the future light-browns of America will ask similar questions as to their identities and cultures. It is a human act to want to know who we are, where we come from, and why someone looks slightly different from us. (This is how we explore our world.) I think the questions will always be there and how we choose to answer these questions will determine if we truly value ourselves and those we encounter. Let's work towards a post racist society. I seriously doubt that we will ever have a post racial society.
Born out of wedlock and of mixed race, Belle's artistocratic upbringing defies the conventions of 18th century slave era England.
Our friends at Abroad in the Yard wrote an interesting article back in December 2011 about Modern Faces and Ancient Migrations. As you’re probably aware, the migration of people, their ethnicity an...
Great article about ancient migrations and the people who migrated
This map shows where the Native Americans have migrated in the United States over along period of time. The interesting aspect about this map is that they did not migrate in one particular place. They migrated all over the south, east, west and north of the country.
In summary, this book does an excellent job at getting readers to revisit their own perceptions of race, whether they consider themselves mixed race or not. The categorization and labels that we use to describe us have a confusing and sometimes bright,sometimes painful history that we need to share in order to have a brighter future. You will need your “thinking cap” on because the book uses college-level vocabulary and historical anecdotes, but your mind will be blown away by the complexity behind even the simplest answers involving identity, love, and society.
over time many men have understood that America is made by all types of men and by all races and ethnicities. they have formed a great part in americas history both early and old history.
The Forgotten People: Cane River's Creoles of Color [Gary B. Mills, Mills, Elizabeth Shown] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Throughout February and March, literary journalist, teacher and author Donna Bailey Nurse will be blogging for CBC Books about black Canadian writers and their important works.
Stanford history Professor Allyson Hobbs uncovers stories long kept hidden: those of African Americans who passed as white, from the late 18th century to the present.
I returned to Michigan as a reporter after being away for nearly 20 years. When I was a boy, was taught almost nothing about the history of the African-Ameri...
It takes a clear head to drill into the bedrock of history, especially when that history contains some pretty atrocious acts. Lucky for us, Stephen Fry is up to the task.
Yaba Blay’s (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race (2014) is a beautiful, first-hand look at the true complexities surrounding the ways in which societies and peoples racialize one another and the w...
REVIEWS have been somewhat mixed but audiences love it and Barack Obama was reduced to tears when he saw it.
He probably wanted to live as he pleased, outside the strictures of segregation; to be judged as a writer for his talents alone. And who can blame him?
The complete genome has recently been sequenced from 4 year old Russian boy who died 24,000 years ago near Lake Baikal in a location called Mal’ta, the area in Asia believed to be the origin of the...
"The Red and the White". A new history of interracial marriage and massacre in the old American West
Belle follows the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a mixed-race woman that grew up a world where she was neither a slave or a free woman.