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One Big Hapa Family - Trailer

One Big Hapa Family - 85 min/48 min, 2010, HD - Trailer for the live action and animated feature documentary by Jeff Chiba Stearns. Buy a DVD at www.onebigha...
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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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Meet the Man Who Proved That Discrimination Can Make You Physically Sick

Meet the Man Who Proved That Discrimination Can Make You Physically Sick | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"A sense of racial identity can reduce the negative effects [of discrimination]"

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"A sense of racial identity can reduce the negative effects [of discrimination]"

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Grandma speaks out about racist letter that targeted her grandkids

Grandma speaks out about racist letter that targeted her grandkids | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Nancy Wirths has nine grandchildren, six of whom are biracial. In Wichita, Kansas, one anonymous neighbor found this fact offensive, and sent Nancy a racist letter that targeted those six grandkids.
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Waitress receives hateful racist slur in lieu of tip—love pours in from around the globe

Waitress receives hateful racist slur in lieu of tip—love pours in from around the globe | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Sadie Elledge works at a little lunch diner in downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia. She recently had a couple walk out on her with no tip. Unfortunately, it happens to servers, even for no reason, and it’s wrong. But this time there was a reason an
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Parenting Mixed-Race Kids Panel in San Jose, Saturday Aug 6th

Parenting Mixed-Race Kids Panel in San Jose, Saturday Aug 6th | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Saturday, August 6, 2016

1:oo pm

Japanese American Museum of San Jose

535 No. Fifth Street

San Jose, CA 95112

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WATCH: Stirring New Trailer for the Mildred and Richard Loving Biopic

WATCH: Stirring New Trailer for the Mildred and Richard Loving Biopic
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How I Learned about the One-Drop Rule: Thomas (Part 1)

This is PART 1 of a 2-part response to our question: When was the first time you learned about the one-drop rule? Thomas Lopez is President of MAS
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#LovingDay petition could make June 12 a federal observance

#LovingDay petition could make June 12 a federal observance | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Tanabe launched a petition to make Loving Day, celebrated on June 12 in honor of the decision date of Loving v. Virginia, a federal observance.
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Today Marks 25 Years Since 'Jungle Fever' Hit The Silver Screen

Today Marks 25 Years Since 'Jungle Fever' Hit The Silver Screen | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Spike Lee's landmark film helped launch the careers of Halle Berry and Samuel L. Jackson while investigating taboos surrounding Black-and-White interracial relationships.
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The Race Question Sucks for Mixed-Race People 

The Race Question Sucks for Mixed-Race People  | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it


There has been a bit of an uproar in Brighton & Hove because children as young as four, are being given the option to leave the gender section on their Primary School application blank if they don’t identify with being strictly male or female.

This has reminded me of how I have often wanted to leave Ethnic Minority Forms blank because I don’t identify with any of the options laid out.  Ticking ‘Other’ like I’m something indescribable is the only box that works for me.

My heritage is Indian/Italian so why not tick the ‘White/Asian’ box?  Well, it doesn’t feel correct, as the term ‘White’ is so vague in terms of describing my Italian side.  And Asian could be Japanese or Korean which are both completely different from being Indian.

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Multiracial family mom, Obama neighbor, and former dancer, Keesha Beckford, Ep. 34 from Multiracial Family Man

Multiracial family mom, Obama neighbor, and former dancer, Keesha Beckford, Ep. 34 from Multiracial Family Man | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Listen to Multiracial Family Man episodes free, on demand. Ep. 34: Keesha Beckford is a former dancer, who turned to writing as her creative outlet when she became a mom.  It has turned into a successful second career as the creator and writer behind Mom's New Stage, a blog about Keesha's own multiracial family, featuring herself (an African-American woman), her husband (a White man), and their two terrific kids (a biracial boy and girl who are starting to experience and understand the complex issues of race and racism).  Check it out here: http://www.momsnewstage.com/p/about.html Listen, as Keesha describes her journey from Queen, New York to Princeton University to dance as a profession to becoming a mom and the journey that took her and her family from New York to Charlotte, North Carolina, to Chicago, where they are now the Obamas' neighbors.  For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST   Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. Listen to over 40,000 radio shows, podcasts and live radio stations for free on your iPhone, iPad, Android and PC. Discover the best of news, entertainment, comedy, sports and talk radio on demand with Stitcher Radio.
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War Brides Of Japan (pre-production trailer)

"arrigatou gozaimashita for watching this pre-production trailer--a glimpse at the feature-length documentary we are making. the finished film will include interviews with former Japanese war brides and their families across America and Japan, as well as photoshopped family and archived stills. we're also in the process of hiring a cinematographer and audio engineer.

our crowd-funding campaign will launch soon, but if you'd like to make a donation now, we have an affiliate blog at Watermelon Sushi World at http://www.watermelonsushiworld.blogspot dot com. follow the link to PayPal in the upper right-hand corner of the page."

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: "Immigrants Are the American Character"

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: "Immigrants Are the American Character" | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
President Obama kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with an important speech celebrating the strides that we've made together over the past eight years.
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IN THE WHITE FRAME : An interview with mixed-race dancers Angel Langley & Jasmmine Ramgotra

IN THE WHITE FRAME : An interview with mixed-race dancers Angel Langley & Jasmmine Ramgotra | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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On the white gaze, mixed identity, and being vulnerable in art for the learning and teaching experience.

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What Do We Call People Of Multiple Backgrounds?

What Do We Call People Of Multiple Backgrounds? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The share of multiracial children in America has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years. It's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans like me.
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Hapa Hour with Jennifer Kumiyama

Hapa Hour with Jennifer Kumiyama | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Today’s Hapa is someone I consider one of my dearest friends and an amazing role model. She is beautiful, smart, and this woman can sing her face off like nobodies business. She is an advocate for human rights and an inspiration for all.

 

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War Brides of Japan

War Brides of Japan | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
*THE DOCUMENTARY:*


* _ _ *Who were the "war brides" of Japan?* _ _ *



Beautifully brave Japanese women who married American military men occupying their country after WWII were called "war brides". Although they didn't marry a war, the
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LOVING - Official Trailer [HD] - In Theaters November 4

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, “Loving” celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Lovin
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The 2020 Census and the Re-Indigenization of America

The 2020 Census and the Re-Indigenization of America | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
As the 2020 U.S. Census looms, this arcane ritual will once again result in the painting of a false picture of the demographic makeup of the United States. While the nation has been getting “browner,” for many decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has actually been complicit in obfuscating this change, what I have long-termed: demographic genocide. Yet, this time around, rather than being corralled against their will into the White category, due to a long-overdue change in the census, a lot less Mexican, Central American, Andean and Caribbean peoples will be checking the White racial box

 

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Should Loving Day Be a National Holiday?

Should Loving Day Be a National Holiday? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
June 12 is Loving Day, marking the Supreme Court ruling legalizing interracial marriage. Find out about efforts to make this a national holiday
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Cannes feels the love for 'Loving,' film on SCOTUS case that ended interracial marriage ban

Cannes feels the love for 'Loving,' film on SCOTUS case that ended interracial marriage ban | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Some of the first audiences to see "Loving" are immediately declaring it an Academy Award contender.
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Loving Day Celebration NYC 2016

Loving Day Celebration NYC 2016 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Eventbrite - Loving Day presents Loving Day Celebration NYC 2016 - Saturday, June 11, 2016 at SolarOne, New York, NY. Find event and ticket information.
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Karen Hunter Presents: Race!

"Karen Hunter Presents: Race! Shaun King, Kitt Shapiro, Sil Lai Abrams, Laura Coates, and Dr. Alan Goodman have one of the most compelling discussions about race ever had on SiriusXM."

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David Bowie: China Girl

David Bowie: China Girl | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Remarks: My favourite David Bowie song. In 1983 it went to #10 on the US pop chart and #2 in Britain. It is his remake of the 1977 Iggy Pop song of the same name that they wrote together in a castle in France. Nile Rodgers produces, Stevie Ray Vaughn plays lead guitar. The video…
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How I Learned about the One-Drop Rule: Tish

TISH: "I learned about the one-drop rule my freshman year of college when I took my first Black experience class. I think that was when the light bulb wen
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