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Daniella Alonso (Puerto Rican / Peruvian (Japanese-Spanish)) [American]

Daniella Alonso (Puerto Rican / Peruvian (Japanese-Spanish)) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Known as: TV & Film Actress and Former Model

 

TV: Nora Clayton in “Revolution”, Anna Taggaro in “One Tree Hill”, “Friday Night Lights”, “My Generation”, “Covert Affairs”, “Rizzoli & Isles”

 

Movies: “The Hills Have Eyes 2”, “Wrong Turn 2: Dead End”, “The Collector”, “A Poor Kid’s Guide to Success”

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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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The mixed-race advantage in online dating

The mixed-race advantage in online dating | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of research energy devoted to untangling the racial hierarchies in online dating, where white men and Asian women seem to come out the top. However, in a new study released yesterday, researchers say that in some cases multiracial daters are even more desirable than those of any single racial...
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Transracial Adoption – Finding One’s Truth

Transracial Adoption – Finding One’s Truth | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
I was reading through a public site on transracial adoption about a middle school aged adopted child and it made me realize yet again how many layers of complexity transracial adoption brings to our lives, and especially to the lives of adopted children.There is a saying that when…
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Should Latino be a Race? Part 6 of 7 - Mass Media

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 co...
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Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood? Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blockbusters Overwhelmingly White, Male

Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood? Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blockbusters Overwhelmingly White, Male | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Summer blockbuster season is in full swing. For many moviegoers, that means escaping to a galaxy far, far away—or perhaps just a different version of our own planet Earth—through science fiction an...
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Race in Toyland: A Nonwhite Doll Crosses Over

Race in Toyland: A Nonwhite Doll Crosses Over | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The blockbuster success of merchandise based on the “Doc McStuffins” cartoon reflects changing demographics, but what also differentiates Doc is her crossover appeal.
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Should Latino be a Race? Part 3 of 7 - Biased Reporting

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

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 mixed-race advantage in online dating

The mixed-race advantage in online dating | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of research energy devoted to untangling the racial hierarchies in online dating, where white men and Asian women seem to come out the top. However, in a new study released yesterday, researchers say that in some cases multiracial daters are even more desirable than those of any single racial...
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World of Averages: Populations of the Americas

World of Averages: Populations of the Americas | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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Should Latino be a Race? Part 7 of 7 - The AQE

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 co...
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DNA ancestry tests and Black Americans

DNA ancestry tests and Black Americans | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Note: I already did a post on DNA ancestry tests. This one looks at them as applied to Blacks in the US. Unlike other Americans, Blacks had their ethnic identity and history taken from them. Even N...
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Should Latino be a Race? Part 5 of 7 - What Is Race?

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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Should Latino be a Race? Part 4 of 7 - Manipulated Data

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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Should Latino be a Race? Part 2 of 7 - Offset Data

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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