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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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The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America

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

Graphic based on Pew Research article “The Next America”

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

Defining Mixed

These groups are all mixed in their heritage.

  1. Hispanic people are mixed by definition. Hispanic is not a race and Latin American countries have not had anti-miscegenation laws like the U.S. Most Latinos are part Amerindian mixed with some part(s) Spanish / Portuguese / Black.
  2. Black people have been mixed with others since the founding of the U.S., sometimes by choice and sometimes by force (enslavement rape). 
  3. Asian people have been mixing with others since anti-miscegenation laws have been abolished in the U.S.
  4. Other people includes Native American (1%) and Mixed people.
  5. White people are often mixed with ‘5 shades of White’, or they are White Latino, or they are ‘One drop of color / ‘passing as White’, aka 1/16th of color. White is not counted as White when mixed with people of color, which accounts for the decline in White numbers over time. The other reason the numbers for White drop is because Europeans no longer immigrate to the U.S. at any where near the same rate of other groups. European countries tend to provide good health care coverage and tend to have lower gun violence. For example, in the U.K. the routine patrol officers do not carry guns.


The numbers

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


Marrying Out

If two people of mixed heritage marry, does Pew Research count that as an intermarriage?


Genocide or Population Control

  • Amerindians used to make up 100% of the Americas. Now the U.S. is only 1% Native American.
  • Black population is only expected to grow by 1% in 50 years. Mass-incarceration is removing Black people during the prime of their life, the time when most people are starting families. And police and vigilantes are killing Black people at the rate of 1 every 28 hours, and sometimes more frequently.
  • Asians were murdered by White people during the gold rush and also excluded from entering the U.S. between 1882 and 1965.
  • Latinos were lynched by White people during the gold rush.
  • Murdered by police Amerindian, Black, and Latino people are murdered by police more than other groups
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Mixed Race Senator Publicly Cut Off For Second Time in Two Weeks

Mixed Race Senator Publicly Cut Off For Second Time in Two Weeks | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
California Sen. Kamala Harris was blatantly interrupted during her questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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Watch Katy Perry: Bon Apetit from Saturday Night Live on NBC.com

Watch Katy Perry: Bon Apetit from Saturday Night Live on NBC.com | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Watch Katy Perry: Bon Apetit from Saturday Night Live online at NBC.com.
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Interracial Marriage Becoming the Norm in U.S.: Report 

Interracial Marriage Becoming the Norm in U.S.: Report  | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"In 2015, 17 percent of all newlyweds in the country had a spouse of a different race or ethnicity."

 

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QIU NINGYU's comment, May 20, 4:55 AM
I think that the increase in the number of interracial marriage shows a lot about our social atmosphere. The fact that people are more willing to have people of different races in their own families shows that the idea of racial superiority is slowly diminishing, racial segregation is also diluting although stereotype is still present. This is also a sign that people understand other races and are able to better appreciate them, moreover people’s mindset are progressing with time and that our society is evolving to be more inclusive and equal
Community Village Sites's comment, May 21, 4:39 AM
Good points Qin Ningyu.
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#LovingPortraits - Multiracial Media

#LovingPortraits - Multiracial Media | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
On June 12, 1967, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision Loving vs. the State of Virginia, which held that laws outlawing interracial marriage were unconstitutional.  June 12, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, and to commemorate this momentous occasion Multiracial Media is featuring portraits of interracial couples from all corners of the globe (as anti-miscegenation laws were not unique to the U.S.).  So, wherever you live, we encourage you to send us your #LovingPortrait and we’ll feature it on this page. Check out our collection of #LovingPortraits below:
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'Dear White People' addresses race relations in Netflix series

'Dear White People' addresses race relations in Netflix series | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
'Dear White People' review Netflix series based on 2014 movie examines race relations on Ivy League campus
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The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black

The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

INTERVIEW: Ijeoma Oluo (left) with Rachel Dolezal and her son in their kitchen. RAJAH BOSE

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The thing is, Dolezal is not redefining race, she is going with the definition that many, including sociologists and anthropologists use: "race is a social construct."

 

Dolezal has redefined her identity. 

 

With all the anger against Dolezal, we see why it's important to see both sides of how race is defined, the full story that "The Nature of Race" by Ann Morning describes.

 

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"I find her blanket justification of "race is a social construct" overly simplistic. "Race is just a social construct" is a retort I get quite often from white people who don't want to talk about black issues anymore.
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the anger that I had toward her began to melt away. Dolezal is simply a white woman who cannot help but center herself in all that she does—including her fight for racial justice. And if racial justice doesn't center her, she will redefine race itself in order to make that happen."

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In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World eBook: Rachel Dolezal

Buy In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World: Read 31 Books Reviews - Amazon.com
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CMRS2017 Gallery

CMRS2017 Gallery | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Maria P. P. Root

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Steven F. Riley of mixedracestudies.org

Steven F. Riley of mixedracestudies.org | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"Steven F. Riley, curator of mixedracestudies.org, joined us for this discussion of mixed race studies, popular culture and the shifting terrain of race and identity." https://youtu.be/Tr55f7NgB9Y
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What Biracial People Know

What Biracial People Know | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The research on the benefits of diversity does not bode well for our mostly white, mostly male administration.
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Films & Photos - Mixed Remixed Festival

Films & Photos - Mixed Remixed Festival | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"2017 Mixed Remixed Photos You can scroll through this gallery of photos from the Storyteller’s Prize Presentation and Live Event and reception here."{

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Multiracial, Multiethnic Babies on the Increase in U.S.: Study 

Multiracial, Multiethnic Babies on the Increase in U.S.: Study  | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The rate is three times greater than it was in 1980.
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MIXED Art Conference 2017 - Saturday, 3 June 2017 - YMCA Central Toronto

MIXED Art Conference 2017 - Saturday, 3 June 2017 - YMCA Central Toronto | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Eventbrite - Mixed in Canada presents MIXED Art Conference 2017 - Saturday, 3 June 2017 at YMCA Central Toronto, Toronto, ON. Find event and registration information.

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Brown Is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority (Audible Audio Edition)

Amazon.com: Brown Is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority (Audible Audio Edition): Steven Phillips, Sean Crisden, Tantor Audio: Books
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White Cop Faces Racism in Police Department After Discovering Black Ancestry 

White Cop Faces Racism in Police Department After Discovering Black Ancestry  | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Lawsuit raises questions on the validity of DNA testing, who qualifies as a victim of discrimination and the social construct of race.
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23andMe Joins as Benefactor Sponsor of Festival Celebrating Mixed-Race Families

23andMe Joins as Benefactor Sponsor of Festival Celebrating Mixed-Race Families | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The leading personal genetics company, 23andMe, has signed on as a sponsor of the nation's largest gathering of mixed-race and multiracial families and artists slated for June 10, 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Performance Application and Video Entries for West Michigan’s Loving Day Celebration in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 9-11th

Performance Application and Video Entries for West Michigan’s Loving Day Celebration in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 9-11th | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Hey Loves! I’m teaming up with Ebony Road Players and Mosaic Film Experience for the third annual West Michigan’s Loving Day…
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Mulattoes in the Postbellum South and Beyond by Carlton Dubois McClain

Mulattoes in the Postbellum South and Beyond by Carlton Dubois McClain | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Carlton Dubois McClain�s ancestral pedigree is put into perspective within the context of the historical circumstances relevant to those various unions that occurred between Africans, Europeans, and Native Americans in his lineage.
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Pinky

Pinky | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"Pinky" (1949) is a Hollywood film about a light-skinned Black woman who has to make a decision about whether to be Black or White. It stars Jeanne Crain as Pinky, Ethel Waters, and the aging, legendary stage actress Ethel Barrymore (Drew Barrymore's great aunt). It is based on the book "Quality" (1948) by Cid Ricketts…
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New Card Game Questions What It Means to Be Black

New Card Game Questions What It Means to Be Black | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Trading Races: The game where Rachel Dolezal and Rosa Parks duke it out for the sake of conversation.
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