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Mixed People Monday – Ali Landry

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The former beauty queen and now actress is part Cajun-French (from Louisiana) and Mexican.
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We Are the 15 Percent

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


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The Transformation of Justin Bieber From a White Youth to a Black Man

The Transformation of Justin Bieber From a White Youth to a Black Man | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Because many whites feel that US society is now "post racial," enabling them to "get their black on" without a physical presence in the black community, white label executives package black culture and style through white artists ...
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Toasted Marshmallows Performances, Screenings and Appearances

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Join us for a panel at the 2014 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference at De Paul University in Chicago. As part of Mixed Roots Stories programming at CMRSC 2014, we will be speaking with the performance ensemble Mixed Mamas, about the mixed experience in performance pieces.


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Your Face in Mine: A Novel by Jess Row

One afternoon, not long after Kelly Thorndike has moved back to his hometown of Baltimore, an African American man he doesn’t recognize calls out to him. To Kelly’s shock, the man identifies himself as Martin, who was one of Kelly’s closest friends in high school—and, before his disappearance nearly twenty years before, skinny, white, and Jewish. Martin then tells an astonishing story: After years of immersing himself in black culture, he’s had a plastic surgeon perform “racial reassignment surgery”—altering his hair, skin, and physiognomy to allow him to pass as African American. Unknown to his family or childhood friends, Martin has been living a new life ever since.
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A Different World: Why My Predominantly White College Wasn’t Right for Me  

A Different World: Why My Predominantly White College Wasn’t Right for Me   | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Eden Zekarias describes the many challenges she has faced at the University of Virginia.
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Not the Blind Side –Black Foster Child Attacked By Cops In His Own Home

Not the Blind Side –Black Foster Child Attacked By Cops In His Own Home | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
In 2009 movie “The Blind Side,” is a semi-biographical film about the life of Michael Oher, and offensive lineman who plays for the Tennessee Titans of the NFL. Oher has an impoverished upbringing,...
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Kayte Grace gets married!

Kayte Grace gets married! | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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i realize as i'm writing this that i NEVER share love life things (except in the music of course, ha!), so here goes ... the most twinkly, GLORIOUS, heart-full thing happened. i got married :D on September 13th family and friends descended upon my east coast home town from all over the country and the world to help Luke (that's my love!) and me celebrate starting our adventures together.   we feel SO wildly blessed to have such a crazy, hilarious, generous, supportive and loving tribe of friends and family around us. it was perfect. 
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New mom sues lab over sperm mix-up - CNN.com Video

A woman, the mother of a biracial child, is suing a sperm bank for giving her sperm from the wrong donor.
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2015 Mixed Remixed Festival Submissions - Mixed Remixed Festival

2015 Mixed Remixed Festival Submissions - Mixed Remixed Festival | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
We are excited to learn about your work. Please use the appropriate submission page to share your work for consideration for inclusion in the 2015 Mixed Remixed Festival. Deadline Jan. 15, 2015. Accepted presenters and participants will receive notice by mid-February 2015 at the latest. If you have questions about submissions, please email info(at)mixedremixed.org. Film [...]
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One Drop Vlog Episode 4 part 1: Georgia State University & Greatest Minds Society - YouTube

Clips from One Drop of Love visit to Georgia State University for the Greatest Minds Society panel and discussion on racial identity. September 18, 2014. LIN...
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My Transracial Adoption Journey – Part 3 | Mixed Space

My Transracial Adoption Journey – Part 3 | Mixed Space | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Suddenly we were parents of a baby again!  And anyone who has had a baby knows that “sleeping like a baby” is anything but!  Unless of course they meant “wakes up every two hours wanting to be fed.”  Still, he was our little guy from three weeks old.  Honestly, it felt more like we were over-glorified babysitters for the state at first.  But in time he found a place in our hearts and that place grew and grew until we couldn’t imagine him not being in our lives.

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Juan Rodriguez

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Juan Rodriguez (early 1600s), also known as Jan Rodrigues, was the first non-Native person known to live in what is now metropolitan New York. His trading post of 1613 in Lower Manhattan grew into ...
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An Adorable Children's Book That Tackles the Color Complex

An Adorable Children's Book That Tackles the Color Complex | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Hi Meltingpot Readers, I think you all know I'm working on a book about colorism in families and right now I'm in the research phase. That means I'm deep diving into all thing colorism related, spe...
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Who We Be: The Colorization of America - Kindle edition by Jeff Chang.

From Greg Bennett (@gabennett89) on Twitter: @zentronix's book, #WhoWeBe, is about the way artists and visionaries change the way we see race. @IDAStanford
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Modern humans and Neanderthals mated 50,000 to 60,000 years ago

Modern humans and Neanderthals mated 50,000 to 60,000 years ago | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Genome sequencing of DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals.
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"Global Mixed Race" Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference - Chicago Nov 13-15, 2014

"Global Mixed Race" Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference - Chicago Nov 13-15, 2014 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Join us at DePaul University in Chicago Nov 13-15, 2014 for the 3rd Biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies conference. Learn more: http://criticalmixedracestudies.org/wordpress/cmrs-2014/
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What is ‘The Whiteness Project?’ - COLORLINES

What is ‘The Whiteness Project?’ - COLORLINES | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
New PBS series aims to bring more whites into the racial discussion.
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New Blacks

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New Blacks (by 2014) are those Blacks in the US who think they are beyond race, the post-racial Blacks. They seem to think racism is either pretty much dead or the fault of Black people. Singer Pha...
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Kayte Grace gets married!

Kayte Grace gets married! | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
ahhh!!! i'm pretty much bursting
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i realize as i'm writing this that i NEVER share love life things (except in the music of course, ha!), so here goes ... the most twinkly, GLORIOUS, heart-full thing happened. i got married :D on September 13th family and friends descended upon my east coast home town from all over the country and the world to help Luke (that's my love!) and me celebrate starting our adventures together.   we feel SO wildly blessed to have such a crazy, hilarious, generous, supportive and loving tribe of friends and family around us. it was perfect. 
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Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), she of the unibrow, is a Mexican painter best known for her unforgettable self-portraits. She was the wife of Diego Rivera, another famous Mexican artist. European painters...
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I Am Jazz by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel

I Am Jazz  by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where it’s no big deal to be transgender, a safe space for everyone. I Am Jazz is the kind of children’s book that brings us closer to that world. With a matter-of-fact and endearin...
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My Transracial Adoption Journey – Part 1 | Mixed Space

My Transracial Adoption Journey – Part 1 | Mixed Space | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

I must admit that when my wife first suggested we adopt I wasn’t sure if I was up for it.  We already had our daughter but we wanted another and circumstances were such that this was probably the only way.  The question I kept asking myself was “Could I love a child that wasn’t my own?”  

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My Transracial Adoption Journey – Part 2 | Mixed Space

My Transracial Adoption Journey – Part 2 | Mixed Space | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

We didn’t set out to transracially adopt.  In fact, quite the opposite.  When you apply for adoption they give you a form with boxes to check to indicate what you’re looking for.  They give options such as age, gender, and even what disabilities or medical history you are willing to accept (such as depression or deafness).  Of course, they also include race.  This is no guarantee that this is the kid they will offer.  Their goal is to find a child as close to what you want as they can.  They’re not interested in just dumping children on people.  But you also have to understand that the more restrictive your options the longer a placement will take.

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Chile Tales: The green addiction | Mixed Space

Chile Tales: The green addiction | Mixed Space | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

In Texas, when my parents were still married, we ate fried chicken, mashed potatoes laden with cream gravy, green beans flavored with bits of bacon and buttery light biscuits.  Every item on the menu had its own serving dish, and cloth napkins were always used.

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