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Interracial Marriage: Many Deep South Republican Voters Believe Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal

Interracial Marriage: Many Deep South Republican Voters Believe Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Despite the fact that the number of interracial marriages in the U.S. reached an all-time high this year, there are many who still believe that mixed-race marriage is unacceptable and should be made illegal, according to a new report."

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Infographic: The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America

Infographic: The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it


The country is slowly becoming more like a "rainbow," according to a new book by Paul Taylor and the Pew Research called "The Next America".

 

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Four of these five groups are very mixed in their racial heritage. 
 

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Intermarriage among people of different races is increasingly common. In 1980, just 7% of all marriages in the U.S. were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity.  
In 2010, that share has doubled to 15% of all new marriages in the U.S. Hispanics (26%) and Asians (28%) were most likely to “marry out,” compared with 9% of whites and 17% of blacks. - Pew Research
 

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jada_chace's curator insight, April 6, 10:15 AM

This shows that our country is allowing more ethnicity and race to enter the country. We our having changes in our population as well as having ethnic groups grow. Having ethnic groups can allow America to continue to grow and become developing country. ~JConner

Robert Hardy Simpkins's curator insight, April 7, 9:09 PM

This article and graph is showing that america is becoming more of a home to unique ethnic groups which is allowing people to believe what they ewant to and also not be threatened by other people. Unlike other foreign countries we are completely free and can believe in whatever we want too.

RS

Roman M's curator insight, April 20, 12:12 PM

This article shows the changing and which majority races are increasing and decreasing. Whites are the largest race in America right now and Hispanic should be increasing on a huge scale. Whites are decreasing comparatively to Hispanics. Asians and Blacks are also increasing slowly. We might see very soon that whites are not the majority race in America.

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A Conversation Defining Transracial Adoption with Anderson Cooper (CNN)

A Conversation Defining Transracial Adoption with Anderson Cooper (CNN) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Earlier this week I, along with 21 other adoptee’s, adoption professionals and activists joined together to write An Open Letter: Why Co-opting “Transracial” in the Case of Rachel Dolezal is Problematic. The result was a media blitz, helping to define the word transracial. I was interviewed by the New York TimesWashington Post and International Business Times, as well as other outlets who supported adoptees in our desire to reclaim the integrity of this word.


View my conversation with Anderson Cooper here.

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How Rachel Dolezal Just Made Things Harder for Those of Us Who Don't "Look Black"

How Rachel Dolezal Just Made Things Harder for Those of Us Who Don't "Look Black" | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Because I appear white to most people, I already get asked the dumbest questions you can imagine about race. Now it’s only going to get worse.
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Is It Better To Be Mixed Race? [VIDEO]

Aarathi Prasad sets out to challenge the science of racial purity and examines provocative claims that there are in fact biological advantages to being mixed race.
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Mixed Kids Roundtable: The Politics of Multiracialism and Identity [AUDIO]

We were joined in this edition of iMiXWHATiLiKE! by a roundtable of panelists for a discussion of the politics of multiracialism and identity. We talked about the film Dear White People and more generally about the history of multiracial identities and the politics of popular culture representation of those identities, and bunch more!

Several of our music selections came from THIS LIST by J-Zone.

Get all the other shows you've missed and much more at imixwhatilike.org!
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Voices of Multiracial Americans - Pew Research

Voices of Multiracial Americans - Pew Research | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
How some in America's growing demographic view race, identity, relationships and the future.
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Near Black | White-to-Black Passing in American Culture

Near Black | White-to-Black Passing in American Culture | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
In the United States, the notion of racial “passing” is usually associated with blacks and other minorities who seek to present themselves as part of the white majority. Yet as Baz Dreisinger demonstrates in this fascinating study, another form of this phenomenon also occurs, if less frequently, in American culture: cases in which legally white individuals are imagined, by themselves or by others, as passing for black. In Near Black, Dreisinger explores the oft-ignored history of what she calls “reverse racial passing” by looking at a broad spectrum of short stories, novels, films, autobiographies, and pop-culture discourse that depict whites passing for black. The protagonists of these narratives, she shows, span centuries and cross contexts, from slavery to civil rights, jazz to rock to hip-hop. Tracing their role from the 1830s to the present day, Dreisinger argues that central to the enterprise of reverse passing are ideas about proximity. Because “blackness,” so to speak, is imagined as transmittable, proximity to blackness is invested with the power to turn whites black: those who are literally “near black” become metaphorically “near black.” While this concept first arose during Reconstruction in the context of white anxieties about miscegenation, it was revised by later white passers for whom proximity to blackness became an authenticating badge. As Dreisinger shows, some white-to-black passers pass via self-identification. Jazz musician Mezz Mezzrow, for example, claimed that living among blacks and playing jazz had literally darkened his skin. Others are taken for black by a given community for a period of time. This was the experience of Jewish critic Waldo Frank during his travels with Jean Toomer, as well as that of disc jockey Hoss Allen, master of R&B slang at Nashville’s famed WLAC radio. For journalists John Howard Griffin and Grace Halsell, passing was a deliberate and fleeting experiment, while for Mark Twain’s fictional white slave in Pudd’nhead Wilson, it is a near-permanent and accidental occurrence. Whether understood as a function of proximity or behavior, skin color or cultural heritage, self-definition or the perception of others, what all these variants of “reverse passing” demonstrate, according to Dreisinger, is that the lines defining racial identity in American culture are not only blurred but subject to change.
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oh happy (loving) day

oh happy (loving) day | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

I love surprising intersections of the things I love the most.  Such as Volkswagen and Loving Day.  I’m not sure if I am more passionate about any other subjects.  That may be an exaggeration, but anyway I am super into VW as well as the progression of our society toward a more loving, open way of living.  Without Loving v. Virginia it is likely that there would be no me nor so many others. This is inspiring and undeniable progress for which I am grateful.


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Across the Tracks - a film

Across the Tracks - a film | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Posted by Across the Tracks on Sunday, May 31, 2015

Two sisters grow up in 1960s Georgia. But one is born with fair skin and when schools integrate, she decides to change her destiny – by passing for white.

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Mixed Remixed Festival - Los Angeles, Saturday June 13, 2015

Mixed Remixed Festival - Los Angeles, Saturday June 13, 2015 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it


We are excited that the 
Costco Connection has written a story about mixed race artists and the Mixed Remixed Festival. The reporter Hana Medina really captured what the Festival is all about!–Heidi Durrow, Festival Founder

You can also download a copy of the article here.

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Documentary shows many Latinos struggle with culture

Documentary shows many Latinos struggle with culture | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
A locally-based documentary is trying to connect the children of Latino immigrants who may have grown up with the struggle of connecting with both an American culture and their Latino cultures.
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The term "Hapa"

The term "Hapa" | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it


“Hapa”
is a Hawaiian term meaning mixed race. It comes from Hawaiian Pidgin English, derived from the English word “half”.


There are at least three meanings in common use:


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This Mocha-Caramel-Honey Post-Racial Fantasy Is Making Me Sick

This Mocha-Caramel-Honey Post-Racial Fantasy Is Making Me Sick | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

By Sharon Chang


"Are we bingeing on mixed-race beauty to feel better about racism?"


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This article says so many things I have been thinking.


There is also a thing called beauty privilege, that I do not hear others talking about in that way.


The article is excellent and detailed overall.

The one bit I would say differently is where Sharon says:
"We know race is not biological...".


Race is exactly biological. The fact that race is about biology does not need to reinforce racism however. “The Nature of Race”, by Ann Morning goes into this and how different scientists view race differently. The big opposing views are between anthropologists and medical scientists.


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‘A Conversation With White People on Race’ [VIDEO]

‘A Conversation With White People on Race’ [VIDEO] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

By BLAIR FOSTER and MICHÈLE STEPHENSON


Why do so many white people find it extremely uncomfortable to talk about race? Setting out to make the next installment of our Op-Doc video series about race in America, we hoped to address that question. Because we live in New York, where there is no shortage of opinions, we didn’t think it would be too hard to find white people willing to speak publicly on this topic. We were wrong.
 

...when we dug a bit deeper, the discussion gets tense, and visibly uncomfortable.


With this Op-Doc video, we’ve attempted to lean into that discomfort and prompt some self-reflection. We are all part of this system, and therefore we all have a responsibility to work toward dismantling it. If we’re going to have an honest conversation about race in America, that includes thinking — and talking — about what it means to be white in America. It might be uncomfortable, but it’s a conversation that must involve all of us.

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The system the authors are referring to is probably the system of disenfranchisement and oppression held up by what Dr. Martin Luther King called the Doctrine of White Supremacy. 


Anyone can believe in the Doctrine of White Supremacy; a doctrine that believes that White is right and worthy and that people of color are undeserving of equal opportunities and equal humane treatment.


We see inequality play out in the way immigration laws are written to favor the highly educated, while (im)migrants in labor and agriculture are demonized.

We also see that the U.S. will not offer universal single payer health care - as if all humans do not deserve equal treatment by the health care industry. 


And we see the prison industrial complex incarcerate disproportionately high numbers of Black and Latino people; and the military industrial complex recruit disproportionately high numbers of Black and Latino people. 

And we see disproportionately high numbers of killings of unarmed Black and Latino people by the police. 

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The Media Is Doing Exactly What Rachel Dolezal's Abusive Homeschooling Parents Want

The Media Is Doing Exactly What Rachel Dolezal's Abusive Homeschooling Parents Want | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"Every time we go after Rachel, we are doing exactly what her abusive parents want."
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The 100% Mixed Show #011 - Thomas Lopez, Kiyoshi Houston, Ken Tanabe

Thomas Lopez and Kiyoshi Houston talk to us about MASC, a mixed community organization that reaches out to families and educates children on bullying and identity. Ken Tanabe is founder of Loving Day a celebration multiracial relationships and overcome racism. Really fun episode!

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And So the Search Begins: What's the Trouble? Part 2

And So the Search Begins: What's the Trouble? Part 2 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

By Michel Beller

(Above:   My beautiful parents on their wedding day, 1958: another black-white marriage, 150 years later, when it was still illegal to “miscegenate” in 16 states)


I chose, as the title for this book, The Trouble with Virginia, because it fits so perfectly. Virginia is my great-great grandmother’s name.  She was born in Virginia. Of a white father and a black mother living openly as husband and wife in the South, in 1830. Plenty of trouble there–need I say more? Imagine navigating a world, a society, a culture such as what mixed-race Virginia (and others like her) must have encountered.


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▶ What's Radical About "Mixed Race"? [VIDEO] with Professor Ann Morning

From Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU

"On April 20, 2015, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU hosted "What's Radical About 'Mixed Race'?". Eschewing an apolitical “celebration” of mixed race, this panel examined the movement’s implications for multiracial coalition and the future of race in the US and Canada, asking: does the multiracial movement challenge—or actually reinforce—the logics of structural racism?"


From Steven Riley


"Minelle Mahtani critically located how an apolitical and ahistorical Canadian “model multiracial” upholds the multicultural claims of the Canadian settler state.

Jared Sexton called to task multiracial activists who leverage a mixed race identity in opposition to those who are “all black, all the time.”


A roundtable conversation moderated by Ann Morning (NYU Department of Sociology) followed."



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Get your popcorn and your drink. Video is 1 hour 17 minutes.

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Mixed Remixed 2015

Mixed Remixed 2015 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Mixed Remixed 2015
Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles


https://plus.google.com/photos/105041145412697010220/albums/6160506525167335233 

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Rachel Dolezal, head of Spokane NAACP and the appearance of mixed race

Rachel Dolezal, head of Spokane NAACP and the appearance of mixed race | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The racial identity of Rachel Dolezal, one of the most prominent faces in Spokane's black community, is under question; birth certificate shows she's white.
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The appearance of being of mixed race.


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One Drop of Love Testimonial Jennifer Lyles

Jennifer believes schools are an important resource for dismantling racism.
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Barbie Fashionista dolls - 3 shades of brown skin and 5 shades of white

Barbie Fashionista dolls - 3 shades of brown skin and 5 shades of white | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
eight skin tones, 14 facial structures, 22 hairstyles, 23 hair colors and 18 eye colors.
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It's a start.


I'm still looking for 'the natural' - natural African hair.


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Raising Biracial Children to Be Well Adjusted

Raising Biracial Children to Be Well Adjusted | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

By: Nadra Kareem Nittle,
Race Relations Expert


Mixed-race children face unique challenges, but raising biracial children who are happy and healthy is possible if parents teach them to embrace all facets of their racial makeup, settle in diverse communities and choose schools that celebrate multiculturalism, among other measures.


  • Reject Myths About Mixed-Race Kids
  • Celebrate Your Child’s Multiethnic Heritage
  • Choose a School That Celebrates Cultural Diversity
  • Live in a Multicultural Neighborhood

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Asian Americans Need for Professor Lori Tharps Book

Asian Americans Need for Professor Lori Tharps Book | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Temple University professor Lori Tharps is writing a book about how skin color affects diverse families. Here's how Asian Americans can participate
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The Invention of Hispanics - Latino USA

The Invention of Hispanics - Latino USA | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Before 1970, the US Census Bureau classified Mexican, Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrants as whites. Each community of Latin American origin would go by their nationality and by the region where they lived in the United States. But all that changed in the seventies, as activists began lobbying the US Census Bureau to create a broad, national category that included all these communities. The result was the creation of the term “Hispanic”, first introduced in the US Census in 1970.


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