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Grady Sizemore (African-American/Caucasian) [American]

Grady Sizemore (African-American/Caucasian) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Known as: Professional Baseball Player (Plays for the Cleveland Indians; 3 time MLB All-Star; 2 time Golden Glove Award Winner)

 

More Information: Cleveland Indians: Grady Sizemore, Baseball Reference: Grady Sizemore, Grady Sizemore’s Wikipedia page

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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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Kamala Harris - First Indian American U.S. senator and California's first African American senator

Kamala Harris - First Indian American U.S. senator and California's first African American senator | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

From Sarah D. Wire

 

Kamala Harris' win Tuesday night will make her the first Indian American to serve in the U.S. Senate.

 

She will also be just the second black woman to serve in the U.S. Senate, and the first black senator from California.

 

Harris’ race and ethnicity were never a focal point of the contest, which she was projected to win handily. Many people focused more on the possibility that California might have elected the first Latina to the Senate if Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Orange) had won.

 

Harris’ mother, Dr. Shyamala Harris, emigrated from India. Her father, Donald Harris, emigrated from Jamaica.

 

According to the U.S. Senate’s website, just nine black Americans have ever served in the Senate. Democrat Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois became the first black woman to serve in the body in 1993.

 

A handful of Indian Americans have served in the U.S. House, including California’s Dalip Singh Saund from 1957 to 1963 and current Rep. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove), who was first elected in 2012.

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Rinku Sen & Gary Delgado on Multiracial Movement Building [PODCAST]

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Rinku Sen & Gary Delgado on Multiracial Movement Building [PODCAST]
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The Filipino multiracial experience with novelist Lauren Lola, Ep. 87 - Alex Barnett

The Filipino multiracial experience with novelist Lauren Lola, Ep. 87 - Alex Barnett | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Ep. 87: Lauren Lola is a writer from th
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White House wants to add new racial category for Middle Eastern people

White House wants to add new racial category for Middle Eastern people | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
If approved, a new "MENA" box could be added to 2020 census forms.
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Carlos Batara's curator insight, October 1, 10:57 PM

 

The Obama Administration has recommended adding a new racial category to the 2020 Census for individuals from the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Broadening the categories of racial and ethnic identity for purposes of ensuring an accurate snapshot of America is long overdue. 

 

The nation’s composition is changing.  Our forms need to follow suit to reflect reality.

 

Under the current proposal, the new category would be designated as MENA – Middle Eastern and North African – which is broader than Arab (an ethnicity) or Muslim (a religion). It would include anyone from a region of the world stretching from Morocco to Iran, and including Syrian and Coptic Christians, Israeli Jews and other religious minorities.

 

At present, persons from the Middle East are considered white.

 

There are an estimated 3.6 million Arab-Americans in the United States, but that doesn't include other ethnic groups that could put the total Middle Eastern and North African population above 10 million.

 

According to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey — a survey conducted in between the 10-year census cycle based on a statistical sample — about 1 million people from the region are first-generation immigrants to the United States.

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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

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*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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Stephanie Murphy - First Vietnamese-American Woman Elected to Congress

Stephanie Murphy - First Vietnamese-American Woman Elected to Congress | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Educator, businesswoman, former national security specialist, and Congresswoman-Elect for Florida's 7th District. Join us!

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Janna Zinzi and Tara Conley on Growing Up in Multiracial Families

Stream Janna Zinzi and Tara Conley on Growing Up in Multiracial Families by Facing Race: Stories & Voices from desktop or your mobile device
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Loving (the movie) - Showtimes

Loving (the movie) - Showtimes | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Loving showtimes and movie theaters. Buy Loving movie tickets on Fandango.
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Michael Phelps on secret marriage and new baby

Michael Phelps on secret marriage and new baby | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Michael Phelps is now owning up to secretly getting married.
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How Diversity Shapes Multiracial Experiences

How Diversity Shapes Multiracial Experiences | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
NBC Asian America spoke with people of diverse multi-ethnic and multiracial backgrounds about their personal stories and their identities.
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Explaining Why Black Lives Matter To The White Father Of My Black Children

Explaining Why Black Lives Matter To The White Father Of My Black Children | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
America already knows that white people matter. My wish is that America becomes aware that people of color matter, too.
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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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