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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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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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CRITICAL MIXED RACE STUDIES 2017 PROGRAM

CRITICAL MIXED RACE STUDIES 2017 PROGRAM | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis - Wikipedia

Edmonia Lewis's birth date has been listed as July 4, 1844. She was born in Greenbush, New York, which is now the city of Rensselaer. Her father was an Afro-Haitian, while her mother was of Mississauga Ojibwe and African-American descent. Lewis's mother was known as an excellent weaver and craftswoman, while her father was a gentleman's servant.

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Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

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Interracial couple gets harassed on date night

Interracial couple gets harassed on date night | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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Disturbing video shows an interracial couple being harassed by a bigot who calls a Caucasian woman, "the lowest rung of humanity."

The video, posted to World Star Hip Hop Monday, shows a black man and a white woman sharing a meal together at an undisclosed restaurant when the man begins the racially-motivated rant.

“Look at this f-----y in a black-owned restaurant,” the man filming says to himself. He then asks the pair if they are a couple.

After the diner says yes, his harasser continues: “You had to go to the lowest rung of humanity?...If they are even humans. Like are you that weak?”

“Just the fact that ya’ll have the audacity to sit in a black-owned restaurant, you know, I had to ask,” continues the unidentified bigot. “What’s wrong with you?"

“What was it that made you that weak -- that you'd get on your knees and bow to this less of a female -- that's lesser than a black woman in every way,” he adds.

But the diner doesn't lose his cool.

“Luckily for you, I am not getting offended," the man responds.
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The stupid stupid obsessions as humans

The stupid stupid obsessions as humans | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Our looks and other's looks ..."

 

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This article is related to culture because it discusses how we are obsessed with how people should look and how we always judge people if they look different or out of the normal. It tells us how if our clothes are old, or if they don’t fit. My opinion on culture is that it is very interesting to see the variety and uniqueness of each different culture.
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Hapa Japan (Los Angeles) Concert: Kina Grannis, Marié Digby, Kris Roche, and Andy Suzuki & the Method

Hapa Japan (Los Angeles) Concert: Kina Grannis, Marié Digby, Kris Roche, and Andy Suzuki & the Method | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Eventbrite - Hapa Japan Festival presents Hapa Japan Concert: Kina Grannis, Marié Digby, Kris Roche, and Andy Suzuki & the Method - Saturday, February 25, 2017 at University of Southern California Bovard Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA. Find event and ticket information.
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You're not like most black girls. - The Race Card Project

You're not like most black girls. - The Race Card Project | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Felicia Oakmon, Autin, TX. This statement is a repeat offender. I am half black and half Mexican, but I wasn’t aware that ALL “black girls”,or ALL people are exactly the same. Instead of judging people by media, social networks,and what you have heard… take the time to have a conversation, take the time to listen [...]
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Elizabeth Acevedo - "Afro-Latina"

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President Obama Explains to Trevor Noah How He Navigates Racial Topics

President Obama Explains to Trevor Noah How He Navigates Racial Topics | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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NPR’S Latino USA Just Produced a One-Hour Podcast About Being Muslim and Latino in the US

NPR’S Latino USA Just Produced a One-Hour Podcast About Being Muslim and Latino in the US | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Another bold move from the award-winning NPR show.
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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]

Rinku Sen & Gary Delgado on Multiracial Movement Building [PODCAST] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Rinku Sen & Gary Delgado on Multiracial Movement Building [PODCAST]
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Hapa Japan Festival 2017 > USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture > USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Hapa Japan Festival 2017 > USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture > USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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Afro-Mexican Supermodel Outsmarts Texas Oilman Joe T. Hodo in Latest Video

Afro-Mexican Supermodel Outsmarts Texas Oilman Joe T. Hodo in Latest Video | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The story of the 200,000 of Africans that were kidnapped and brought to Mexico as slaves in the colonial era is virtually absent from the history book.
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Loving V. Virginia 50 Years On — Interracial Couples Weigh In

Loving V. Virginia 50 Years On — Interracial Couples Weigh In | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
It’s been nearly 50 years since a US Supreme Court decision put an end to state laws banning interracial marriage. This hour, we learn about the civil
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Click here to support Allie's Tuition - Say No to Racism by Allie Dowdle

Click here to support Allie's Tuition - Say No to Racism by Allie Dowdle | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Allie's Tuition - Say No to Racism by Allie Dowdle - Hi, everyone! Thank you for taking the time to read this. My name is Allie Dowdle, and I live in Memphis, TN. I'm 18 years old and a high school senior at a local private school, where I've maintained a 4.0 GPA since 9th grade and have taken 5 AP courses. I've jumped at every servic
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Closing Session with Film Screening of "Mixed Match"

Closing Session with Film Screening of "Mixed Match" | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Eventbrite - Hapa Japan Festival presents Closing Session with Film Screening of "Mixed Match" - Sunday, February 26, 2017 at University of Southern California Tutor Campus Center Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA. Find event and ticket information.
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Mixed Roots Stories LIVE Performance - Los Angeles

Mixed Roots Stories LIVE Performance - Los Angeles | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Eventbrite - Hapa Japan Festival presents Mixed Roots Stories LIVE Performance - Friday, February 24, 2017 at Norris Cinema Theater, Los Angeles, CA. Find event and ticket information.
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To reset the conversation about race, this college course starts with a DNA test

To reset the conversation about race, this college course starts with a DNA test | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
A class at West Chester University takes on issues of race and identity, using DNA testing of saliva as a surprising starting point.
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Rep. Mike Honda: I'm a Proud Grandpa of a 10-Year-Old Transgender Grandchild

Rep. Mike Honda: I'm a Proud Grandpa of a 10-Year-Old Transgender Grandchild | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
California Democratic Congressmember Mike Honda has been a longtime progressive civil rights advocate. Last year, Honda tweeted a photo of him and his granddaughter Malisa, saying, "As a proud grandpa of a transgender grandchild, I hope she can feel safe at school without fear of being bullied." We talk to Honda about his granddaughter and efforts to protect LGBTQ rights.
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War Brides of Japan: Behind the Scenes trailer

here’s a quick & dirty, behind-the-scenes trailer featuring War Brides of Japan participants: Lily Anne Welty Tamai; Roleta Fowler Vasquez; Andrew Campbell
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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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