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Julia Jones (English, African American, Native American (Chickasaw & Choctaw)) [American]

Julia Jones (English, African American, Native American (Chickasaw & Choctaw)) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Known as: TV & Film Actress

 

Movies: Leah Clearwater in “The Twilight Saga” movies, “Jonah Hex”, “California Indian”, “Missed Connections”, “Hell Ride”, “Black Cloud”

 

TV: “ER”, “In Plain Sight”

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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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Multiracial Asian Families: Mixed or Not, Why Are We Still Taking Pictures of "Race"?

Multiracial Asian Families: Mixed or Not, Why Are We Still Taking Pictures of "Race"? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"This person is an actual living, breathing human being -- but she is not being treated as such...Her physical body is used as a site for others to play out their racial theorizing while her own voice and story remain conspicuously absent."

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It seems the current fascination is on new and often unique versions of mixed race. Some say exotic. 
In the future the fascination may shift to unique designer babies, or 'mono-racial' people, although it's said that there are no pure races. However, there are people who are recently mixed between continents and others who have not mixed between continents in hundreds or thousands of years. 
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American ethnic groups: a brief history: 1492 to 2100

American ethnic groups: a brief history: 1492 to 2100 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The mix of people who live in what are now the 50 United States (and DC) has changed greatly over the past 500 years and will probably keep on changing till at least 2100. Here are four snapshots (...
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I love the graphics and all the work Abagond put into this article.

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It will be interesting to see what the Mixed Race numbers look like over time, or if governments will continue to reclassify mixed race people into mono racial groups.

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I love the graphics and all the work Abagond put into this article.


<3


It will be interesting to see what the Mixed Race numbers look like over time, or if governments will continue to reclassify mixed race into mono racial groups. 


@getgln


Carlos Batara's comment, April 13, 5:54 PM
I've read other projections, all with similar findings. My concern is whether the increasing numbers of different cultures will intensify or lighten up racial divisions in the U.S.?
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Identity Conflicts Aren’t Just for Mixed People. I’m Black and I Have Them, Too

Identity Conflicts Aren’t Just for Mixed People. I’m Black and I Have Them, Too | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"To white Americans, I’m black. To black Americans, I’m African. To Africans, I’m Nigerian and to Nigerians, I’m Urhobo—my father’s ethnic group located in the Delta region of the country—although my parents are from two different ethnic groups. My mother is Yoruba...
I get antsy when asked, “Where are you from?” and usually just blurt out “Nigeria” because it accounts for my name’s origins, which is often what the curiosity on the part of the person asking is about. But when people ask if I was born there and I explain that I wasn’t, it usually leads to follow-up questions...
...some people assume that I’ve always been here and want to know where in the States I’m from. I don’t really know how to answer that. Is it where I went to college? Or is it where I now live...
Having traveled, lived and claimed citizenship in so many different places, I don’t feel entirely comfortable picking a simplified cultural identity. For now I’m working on ways to tailor my answers to suit the questions I’m asked, while keeping them easy to understand and still true to who I am."
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Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a time | Westword

Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a time | Westword | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Outsiders may believe that CU-Boulder's student body is monochromatic and diversity-free. But I, Too, Am CU, an amazing tumblr and...
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Counting Mixed-Race America Grows Ever More Complex

Counting Mixed-Race America Grows Ever More Complex | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"The National Center for Health Statistics collects vital statistics from the states to document the health of the population. When it comes to collecting birth certificate information, though, the center encounters a problem: 38 states and the District of Columbia report race data in the new and more expansive manner that allows for the recording of more than one race. But a dozen states do not, because they still use old data systems and outdated forms. As a result, the center cannot produce consistent national data for what it calls “medical and health purposes only.”
To get around that problem, the center reclassifies mixed-race births using a complex algorithm. For example, a birth to a parent who marked white, Asian and Native American would be declared just one of those races, depending on a number of variables in a probability model, like sex, age of the mother and place of birth. (Birth data is reported, in most cases, by the race of the mother.)"
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Tamera Mowry Talks Interracial Marriage to Adam Housley

Tamera Mowry Talks Interracial Marriage to Adam Housley | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Tamera Mowry is opening up once again about her interracial marriage to Fox News correspondent Ad...
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Georgia school hosts first racially integrated prom

Georgia school hosts first racially integrated prom | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Last week, for the first time in decades, students from Wilcox County, Georgia, attended a school-sponsored prom that was open to all students rather than a private, racially segregated prom.
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When Values Collide with Business: Ethnicity in Children's Books

When Values Collide with Business: Ethnicity in Children's Books | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"At Zoobean, we continue to work hard to catalog high-quality books that feature an array of characters..."
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Support the Mixed Remixed Festival of the Multiracial Experience - HapaMama

Support the Mixed Remixed Festival of the Multiracial Experience - HapaMama | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
I'll be speaking at the Mixed Remixed Festival in LA this June. Learn more about this free event and how you can help support it
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What I Am Is Tired of You Asking What I Am

What I Am Is Tired of You Asking What I Am | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Once at work I was approached by a couple of older white men. I greeted them with the usual “Hello, how can I help you?” to which one of them paused before asking, “Where are you from?” Tight-lippe...
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I love the title of this article! It's a good snarky response to all the invasive questioning. Call me Grumpy Cat. 


I don't mind the questions if I like you - but the assumptiveness that I'm okay with answering your probing questions when I don't know your intentions - ugh! 


Brenda has done it again. Another detailed post that makes you question your assumptions. 


Topics covered in this one:


  • What are you?
  • Where are you from?
  • No, where are you really from?
  • Why are you so offended?
  • Things to realize
  • How to do better with your curiosity


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Race and Belonging at Harvard College

Race and Belonging at Harvard College | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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"It’s been a big year for organizing by students of color, and particularly black students, on college campuses. From the popularity of the Being Black at the University of Michigan hashtag to the “33” campaign highlighting the underrepresentation of black students at UCLA Law School (33 out of 1,100), discussions about racial dynamics on university campuses have been widely publicized."

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Madonna to direct new film Ade: A Love Story about an interracial island romance

Madonna to direct new film Ade: A Love Story about an interracial island romance | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Despite past failures, Madonna is set to direct another movie, this time about an African island romance.
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Will Today’s Hispanics Be Tomorrow’s Whites?

Will Today’s Hispanics Be Tomorrow’s Whites? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The Trayvon Martin shooting was hardly in the national consciousness before fault lines emerged around the case. Was Martin as innocent as he seemed? Did Zimmerman fear for his life? Did Martin provoke the incident? Was Zimmerman a racist? Perhaps most controversial among all of these was the question of...
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At first I thought Jamelle Bouie was off base -- conflating ethnicity with race, but he has a point. Is 'White' a culture or a race?
This is the first I've heard of the theory of Hispanic becoming White. 
Steven Riley (of Mixed Race Studies) has mentioned to me that it seems 'Asian' may merge into the White category.
Some say that many Asian Americans out 'white' the Whites. So then, is White more of a culture? I would say a culture because many white's don't even think of themselves as a race - just human - raceless. We all certainly have our cultures but we don't think about race so much unless forced to when filling out the census or school applications, or in academics. 
-Glenn Robinson
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Infographic: The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America - NBC News

Infographic: The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America - NBC News | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The country is slowly becoming more like a "rainbow," according to a new book by Paul Taylor and the Pew Research called "The Next America.&qu...
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Projections show rapidly changing racial makeup of U.S.

Projections show rapidly changing racial makeup of U.S. | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
By 2042, so-called racial minority groups will make up the majority of the U.S. population. That’s according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest projection. Building on that, the Pew Research Center...
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This is not your average read and forget topic.


This topic is one to ponder, seriously ponder.  Your participation in shaping a better tomorrow is required.


More immigrants.  More cultural and ethnic diversity.  A possible inversion of the social pyramid.


These issues are critical to our children and grandchildren. 


How we deal with the coming population shift now will affect the world in which they live.


Because of the U.S. role in the world, this change will likewise impact the entire globe.


Read. 


Reflect.

 

Act.


As we do in our individual lives, clusters, and neighborhoods, so goes the world.

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Jennifer Frappier, Chill, the documentary about an egg-freezing journey

Jennifer Frappier, Chill, the documentary about an egg-freezing journey | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it


"I was excited to talk to Jennifer Frappier this week about her documentary-in-progress, Chill.  Chill is all about Jenni’s journey to discovering more about her fertility and the option of freezing her eggs for a future pregnancy if needed.  She explains the project much better: “Chill is a documentary film about balancing life, career and cheating the biological clock.”  Listen to the show here or download the episode from itunes (and make sure you subscribe too)!You’ll learn more about her as she joins me as a co-host in some upcoming podcast episodes!–Heidi Durrow"


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The Mixed Experience Podcast - Heidi W. Durrow

The Mixed Experience Podcast - Heidi W. Durrow | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The Mixed Experience is a new podcast hosted by Heidi Durrow about the Mixed experience: people and the arts. The Mixed Experience launched in March 2014.  Find the latest episodes on itunesor on the show's website.
If you're interested in being a guest on the show or you have a great show idea, please email me at heidi(at)heidiwdurrow.com
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Japanese, German, English - Julie

Japanese, German, English - Julie | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"Hi everyone! My name is Julie Taeko Gramlich, and I have always associated more with my Asian side.
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I love the fact that I can break the barrier of race purely with my appearance. I have no idea how many times I have been asked the question “What are you?” or the more politically correct “What is your ethnicity?” I love it. I thrive on it. I almost beg to be asked."
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Photographer captures heartwarming portraits of interracial couples

Photographer captures heartwarming portraits of interracial couples | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Israeli-born photographer Yael Ben-Zion enters the homes of 'mixed' couples for her new book 'Intermarried'.
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“I, too, am Harvard” spreads worldwide

“I, too, am Harvard” spreads worldwide | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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‘I, Too, Am Harvard’ Campaign Raises Alumnae Concern

‘I, Too, Am Harvard’ Campaign Raises Alumnae Concern | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Two black women who graduated from Harvard say they worry about the well-being of black students, plus recruitment of future students, amid charges of racism on campus.
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The Ripple Effect: I too, am Harvard and an ongoing discussion about race in higher education

The Ripple Effect: I too, am Harvard and an ongoing discussion about race in higher education | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Originally conceived by Kimiko M. Matsuda-Lawrence ’16, the “I, too, am Harvard” campaign set off a litany of articles, discussions and events around Harvard University earlier this month, and has ...
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The Multicultural Doctorate: Why Mixed Race Discussions Matter

The Multicultural Doctorate: Why Mixed Race Discussions Matter | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Mixed race is a significant identity in our race-obsessed society. It causes that extra level of ambivalence, that extra set of questions about identity. It is similar in some ways to the immigrant American experience for example, however, being mixed adds another level of scrutiny. "

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Is My Character "Black Enough"? Advice on Writing Cross-Culturally

Is My Character "Black Enough"? Advice on Writing Cross-Culturally | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Tu Books Publisher and Editorial Director Stacy Whitman shares advice on writing cross-culturally for an author who wonders, "Is my character black enough?"
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Another decision to make: Should the character code switch?
I suppose some people speak the same way in all situations, but I speak differently when I’m at work verses when I’m at home or around friends.
Also, code switching can be done by any character – regardless of their ethnic background.
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Tumblr photo campaign attacks stereotypes on campus - The Badger Herald

Tumblr photo campaign attacks stereotypes on campus - The Badger Herald | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
University of Wisconsin students have taken to Tumblr to voice their opinions on what it is like to be a student of color on campus. The “I, ...
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