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Charles Mingus (Chinese, English, African-American, Swedish) [American]

Charles Mingus (Chinese, English, African-American, Swedish) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Known as: Legendary Jazz Double Bassist, Composer & Bandleader

 

Music: Moanin’, Take the ‘A’ Train, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Flowers For A Lady, Performance in Norway

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We Are the 15 Percent

We Are the 15 Percent | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it


"A crowd-sourced collection of portraits of American interracial families and marriages, inspired by a Cheerios ad."


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Should Latino be a Race Part 1 of 7 A Brief History of the Census - YouTube

Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk is...
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Diaspora Dialogues: We Are Familia

Diaspora Dialogues: We Are Familia | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Last month, I had the chance to connect with writer/creator James Jones about his amazing project "We Are Familia".   As a writer myself, I was really excited to connect with the creator of the sho...
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Black American Indians seek to honor their mixed ancestry

Black American Indians seek to honor their mixed ancestry | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it


At the first gathering of the newly created National Congress of Black American Indians, organizers and attendees came to unite and celebrate individuals of both African and Native American ancestry — a subject often fraught with complicated questions of race, identity and citizenship.


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"What Is A White Personality?" and Other Questions From Young Transracial Adoptees

"What Is A White Personality?" and Other Questions From Young Transracial Adoptees | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Recently, I had the privilege of speaking at the African Caribbean Heritage Camp in Denver, Colorado. Instead of preaching to a group of middle and high schoolers, I invited them to participate in ...
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#$%@ People Say To Transracial Families - YouTube

People say this #$%@ to us all the #$%@-ing time! Made on one chaotic Sunday by Jillian Lauren (http://www.jillianlauren.com/blog/) Kristen Howerton (http://...
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MXDWELL's curator insight, July 14, 2:28 PM

Have any of these comments been said to you or your family?

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8-Year-Old Baylor Fredrickson Needs Your DNA to Survive (VIDEO)

8-Year-Old Baylor Fredrickson Needs Your DNA to Survive (VIDEO) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it


Although Asian Americans are in high demand, you do not have to be Asian American to become a living bone marrow donor. For more information on joining the Donor Registry -- regardless of your ethnic background -- visit Be the Match. All it takes is a swab of your cheek to have your DNA entered into the registry. Patients' DNA is then put through the system for potential matches. It costs nothing for you -- even if you are matched to a patient in need.


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The future of American racism

The future of American racism | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it


Note: The following is mostly based on chapter 14 of “Race in North America” (2012) by Audrey and Brian D. Smedley.


Racism in the US is always changing but changes slowly.
 That means the near future will be pretty much the same, but the longer term it will bring change.


American racism will have to somehow adjust to:
 

  1. Japan as a country fully the equal of the US and Britain.
  2. Asian Americans scoring higher on IQ tests.
  3. The Black middle-class and Blacks in important positions.
  4. Immigration from Asia and Latin America pouring into the US, bringing millions of people who do not fit into the old black-and-white boxes.
  5. Multiracial identities, particularly those who are half White and half Asian or Latino. It not only challenges the idea that race determines culture and behaviour, but also makes one’s “race” harder to determine and therefore less useful.
  6. Barack Obama, whose very person goes against everything most Americans think they know about race. He is multiracial. He looks Black but culturally is like Dorothy of “The Wizard of Oz”: a White person from Kansas. American racism is incapable of making sense of him – thus all the Birther and Secret Muslim stuff.
  7. The Human Genome Project – which left only 0.1% of the genome for scientific racism.


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Kng Jiahao's curator insight, July 11, 11:02 PM

Racism in the United States has always been active, but when Barack Obama stood up as President it all changed. And Example of racism as prejudice before Obama, was the Rosa Parks Story. Racism has dropped in amounts but racism is also the primary prejudicial cause of conflict. It is also pleasing to hear that the amount of racism is decreasing.

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The future of racial stratification in the US

The future of racial stratification in the US | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Note: The following is based on chapter eight of Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's excellent book, "Racism Without Racists" (2010). This post presents his best guess as of 2010, but without all of his schola...
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"The government may well stop counting people by race. If so, civil rights laws will become harder to enforce and racism easier to deny."

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On This Day: Dick Turpin becomes Britain’s first mixed-race boxing champion

On This Day: Dick Turpin becomes Britain’s first mixed-race boxing champion | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

He was born to a black Guyanan father and white English mother in the affluent Warwickshire town of Leamington Spa at a time when there were few mixed-race Britons.


He, together with his two younger brothers, Jack and Randolph, became boxers after being bullied over the colour of their skin.


They became a boxing dynasty – each enjoying a lot of success.

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InterracialDatingCentral.com Spreads Video Message That Love is More Than Skin Deep

InterracialDatingCentral.com Spreads Video Message That Love is More Than Skin Deep | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

InterracialDatingCentral.com, the world's largest online interracial dating community, with more than 900K active members on Facebook, spreads message that "love is more than skin deep" with viral video

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2016318#ixzz35rEtK2DY

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"It seems there are a lot of interracial dating sites. 
I don't know which to trust. And what would prevent the big sites like eharmony, okcupid, and yahoo personals from being interracial dating sites?" 

- -Glenn Robinson
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My Turn: Stark reminders that racism persists

My Turn: Stark reminders that racism persists | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
June 12 was Loving Day.
What’s that? The day that, in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the decision
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Say Hapa, With Care

Say Hapa, With Care | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"If you decide to use hapa in a non-Native Hawaiian context, I urge you to not rush to explain away the problems with it, but hold them in tension. Examine the many ways living in the United States can make you complicit with settler colonialism. There are no easy solutions to this complicity, but it is important to struggle against it nonetheless."
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Should Latino be a Race Part2 of 7 Offset Data - YouTube

Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk is...
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Mixed Movie Monday - Brooklyn

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Mon, Aug 4, 6:30pm


Imitation of Life


Free

Refreshments offered at each screening, as well as a prize raffle from our sponsor, Fluent City. 


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The first of three screenings and discussions in our series on mixed identity in film, this 1959 Lana Turner classic tells the story of an African-American woman and her light-skinned, mixed-race daughter who passes for white. Post-screening discussion led by author and CUNY sociology professor, Erica Chito-Childs, who has an academic focus on mixed couples and families.


Future Monday Movies:
 

  • My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
  • Toasted Marshmallows (2013) with discussion from the filmmakers after movie.


Co-sponsored by MixedRaceStudies.org


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Why Mixed with White isn't White

Why Mixed with White isn't White | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"Your child is as white as he is Asian… Why embrace one label and not the other?”

“Why is he Asian but not white? He has white ancestors as much as Asian ones. So if it's OK to call him Asian, it's OK to call him white. Or, if it's not OK to call him white (because he's not completely white) then it's not OK to call him Asian, because he's not completely Asian either.”

“Your child is neither white nor Asian. I once heard this description: When you have a glass of milk and add chocolate to it, you no longer have just a glass of milk and you no longer just have chocolate because you have created something completely different. A bi-racial or multi-racial child is not either/or.”

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Reminds me of the blog called 'Neither Both'  - -Glenn Robinson


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American Revolutionary: Grace Lee Boggs

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Grace Lee Boggs, 99, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.


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Cop killed in shooting ambush

Officer Melvin Santiago was fatally shot while responding to an armed robbery in Jersey City, NJ. WCBS has the story.
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Geraldo Rivera: On Being Jew-Rican, A Rare Mixed Breed

Geraldo Rivera: On Being Jew-Rican, A Rare Mixed Breed | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Being a mixed breed, I’ve often felt the need to remind people that I was Jewish, because it’s usually not the first thing that most think of when they hear my name. 
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Arab-Americans Tell Census, ‘We’re Not White’ - COLORLINES

Arab-Americans Tell Census, ‘We’re Not White’ - COLORLINES | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Some Arab-Americans and Hispanics challenge the nation’s decennial count
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"The census should also ask if people feel discriminated against, in what way and how frequently. That's what these check boxes are for. So that employers can hire a representative cross section of the community and prove that their hiring is not discriminatory."

- - Glenn Robinson

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Tessanne Chin - "Anything's Possible" - YouTube

"Tessanne Amanda Chin (/ˈtɛsˈæn ɪn/; born September 20, 1985) is a Jamaican-American recording artist, best known for winning Season 5 of NBC's reality TV singing competition 'The Voice'...." (Wikipedia)


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'Everything I Never Told You' Exposed In Biracial Family's Loss

'Everything I Never Told You' Exposed In Biracial Family's Loss | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
In times of tragedy, our deepest insecurities can take over. In Celeste Ng's new novel, set in the Midwest in the late 1970s, the fear that bubbles up is related to race and identity.
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What We'll All Look Like In 2060

What We'll All Look Like In 2060 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
In straightforward portraits of mixed-race families, photographer Cyjo reveals how our ethnic identities evolve and blur.
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The couples don't seem to look too happy :/

- Glenn Robinson

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Navigating my interracial relationship

Navigating my interracial relationship | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
'I have to admit that I’ve never really seen myself as 'black' when I approached a woman,' writes Joe Jones. 'I’ve only considered myself a man.'
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Interracial Couples in the United States . . . By the Numbers

Interracial Couples in the United States . . . By the Numbers | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Interracial couples have become much more common and more widely accepted over recent decades. We take a look at the numbers associated with the swirl.
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10 Great Multicultural Children's Books

10 Great Multicultural Children's Books | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The lack of diversity in children's books is, sadly, nothing new -- as NPR pointed out in a new article on the subject, book critics have been talking about the problem for some 50 years. The lates...
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Jeff LeMaster's curator insight, June 25, 2:41 PM

it's a small world after all