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Selena Gomez (Mexican, Italian) [American]

Selena Gomez (Mexican, Italian) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Known as: Actress & Singer

 

TV: “Wizards of Waverly Place”, “Barney & Friends”;

 

Movies: “Ramona and Beezus”, “Monte Carlo”, “Another Cinderella Story”; Lead Singer in the band “Selena Gomez and the Scene”;

 

Albums: “Kiss & Tell”, “A Year Without Rain”, “When the Sun Goes Down”; Singles: “Naturally”, “Round & Round”, “Who Says”, “A Year Without Rain”

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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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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, 8:02 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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The Minority Tipping Point and 'Race-Bridging': Racial Categories Make a Clear Demographic Picture Difficult

The Minority Tipping Point and 'Race-Bridging': Racial Categories Make a Clear Demographic Picture Difficult | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Has the population scale of the United States reached the minority tipping point? The National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau differ in their assessments, so the nation remains unsure whether the birth rate of minorities has finally surpassed the bith rate of whites in America.
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Agents of Change: Williesha C. Morris celebrates interracial relationships with Loving Day event

Agents of Change: Williesha C. Morris celebrates interracial relationships with Loving Day event | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Morris met her future husband, Jason, in 2009 at DragonCon, Atlanta's eccentric pop culture convention. She saw him again during the 2010 event. And again in 2011. 
"I flirted with him and he loved every minute of it," she said.
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I Didn't Know What I Didn't Know: A Southern White Woman's Story About Race eBook: Dorothy Marcus

I Didn't Know What I Didn't Know: A Southern White Woman's Story About Race - Kindle edition by Dorothy Marcus, Kaypri, Hettie Jones. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading I Didn't Know What I Didn't Know: A Southern White Woman's Story About Race.
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Search through own heritage leads evangelist to story about enslaved mixed-race pastor

Search through own heritage leads evangelist to story about enslaved mixed-race pastor | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
“All of a sudden I didn’t know who I was,” Tippit said during an interview at a local coffee shop. “I have fair skin and blue eyes, but my bloodline is a mixture of English, Native American and African.”“I did an ethnic background testing and basically came up with (that) I am 1/32nd African,” Tippit said. “I have sub-Saharan African DNA.“I should have been classified as a colored person — not as a white person,” Tippit said with a smile. “By law, I should not have been allowed to attend Istrouma High School because (then) it was segregated.”Baton Rouge schools were officially desegregated in 1965, the year Tippit graduated, according to school district officials."Click through to read more.
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9 Things You Didn't Know About Miss USA Nia Sanchez

9 Things You Didn't Know About Miss USA Nia Sanchez | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Nia Sanchez, 24, was crowned the most beautiful woman in the United States on Sunday night, but this is one beauty queen who packs a punch -- and a kick.


3) She’s Hispanic.
The newly crowned Miss USA is “half Hispanic,” according to her profile. In fact, Nia said that she made it a point to travel to Mexico on mission trips when she was growing up. The 24-year-old model is one of the few Latinas to have won the crown in the history of Miss USA, Mexican-born actress Laura Herring was the first in 1985.
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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, 11:41 AM

it's a small world after all

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Zendaya Cast To Play Aaliyah In Lifetime Biopic

Zendaya Cast To Play Aaliyah In Lifetime Biopic | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Recording artist Zendaya will portray Aaliyah in a Lifetime film about the R&B sensation who died in a plane crash at the height of her stardom. The biopic will be filmed this summer and is scheduled to air this fall, the network announced Monday. It will trace a career that began with Aaliyah’s debut on “Star Search” at age 10. In August 2001 her life was cut short when her plane crashed after takeoff from a Bahamian runway. She was just 22

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Rapper Eve Ties The Knot With Longtime Beau Millionaire

Rapper Eve Ties The Knot With Longtime Beau Millionaire | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Round-the-way girl and rapper Eve (pictured), finally tied the knot on Saturday with longtime beau,Gumball 3000 car race founder Maximillion Cooper (pictured), according to E! News. The pair and th...
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Growing up ’50-50′ in Santa Fe

Growing up ’50-50′ in Santa Fe | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Novelist Sandra Ramos O'Briant, in an article posted on the Huffington Post's Latino Voices section, weighs in on growing up in Santa Fe
Novelist Sandra Ramos O’Briant, in an article posted on the Huffington Post’s Latino Voices section, weighs in on growing up in Santa Fe “50/50″ – Anglo and Hispanic.
She’s the author of “The Sandoval Sisters’ Secret of Old Blood,” which won International Latino Book Awards for Best Historical Fiction and Best First Book in 2013. The book is about New Mexico sisters caught up in the Mexican-American war.
Her piece in the Huffington Post, part of a “tag” blog about diversity in literature by a series of writers, is headlined “Bullied: Diversity, Differentiation, Distinction.”

“In Santa Fe, New Mexico, I attended barrio schools and was bullied for my O’Briant surname. My classmates refused to believe my mom was Latina. Being a 50/50 was not easy. Diversity is a term I embrace, and not just ethnically. I hate being stereotyped and having my choices restricted, not only in my life, but in the lives I create for my characters.It begins:
“Most of my characters have been set apart from others in some way. A bullied child is an isolated child, and reading was my escape … . What I learned is that there is more that humans have in common with one another than what racially, ethnically or culturally separates us. The kids who bullied me acted out of ignorance that had been passed down for generations. I was lonely, but gained strength from my isolation; I learned to make my own path.”
O’Briant, born in 1949, then introduces her novel and continues:
“That’s the long way of saying that I began my historical research to answer the burning question that had so cruelly affected my youth: Why did the Latino kids in Santa Fe hate Anglos, especially Texans?
“Answering this question led to an examination of war, class, education, the role of women, religion and superstition during the Mexican-American War. Santa Fe, N.M., an area now known as an artistic and tourist mecca, was the first foreign capital conquered by the U.S. It had a profound impact on the people there.”
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Miss Universe: Gabriella Isle

Miss Universe: Gabriella Isle | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

On November 9, 2013, Gabriela Isler made history when she was named Miss Universe, becoming the seventh woman from Venezuela to bring home the crown.

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Seeking Parallels in Portraits: Samantha Wall Opens 'indivisible' | NOLA DEFENDER

Seeking Parallels in Portraits: Samantha Wall Opens 'indivisible' | NOLA DEFENDER | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

In association with Loving Daycelebrations, the Stella Jones Gallery (201 St Charles Ave) is exhibiting portraits of multiracial women by Samantha Wall. The work attempts to highlight the ambiguity, difficulty and singularity of being a person of mixed ancestry. 

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