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White People With Dreadlocks

White People With Dreadlocks | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"One of my guilty pleasures is to browse the net, looking for gorgeous pics of people with dreadlocks. I had always been exposed to people of all cultures who grew dreadlocks and I’ve never seen any problem with people wearing them, regardless of their race."


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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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If a Zebra doesn't have all stripes, is it still a Zebra? [VIDEO]

If a Zebra doesn't have all stripes, is it still a Zebra? [VIDEO] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Zebra cousin went extinct 100 years ago. Now, it's back"

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Movies VS my life as a Tall N Curly girl - Tall N Curly™

Movies VS my life as a Tall N Curly girl - Tall N Curly™ | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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Roland Martin Blasts Stacey Dash For Comments About BET, Black Networks

Roland Martin Blasts Stacey Dash For Comments About BET, Black Networks | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Roland Martin took Stacey Dash to task for her comments about BET and Black networks during Thursday's edition of NewsOne Now.


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Brown Is The New White: Dissecting The Demographic Revolution That Is Creating A New American Majority

Brown Is The New White: Dissecting The Demographic Revolution That Is Creating A New American Majority | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
There are more people of color in the U.S. than ever before, and that growth is expected to make a big difference in this year's election.
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Mixed Race or Adoptive Families, Participate in Santana's project, "Somewhere in Between"

Mixed Race or Adoptive Families, Participate in Santana's project, "Somewhere in Between" | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Somewhere In Between


Aimed at giving a voice to people who have experienced living between worlds, not quite fitting into just one, and offering them a platform to express how those experiences have shaped their identity. Santana Dempsey, a professional actor and adoptee/mixed race advocate, is leading “Somewhere In Between". She is most interested in the worlds of adoption, and the mixed race experience.


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Mother Eartha (Kitt) [PHOTOS]

Mother Eartha (Kitt) [PHOTOS] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Eartha Kitt with baby daughter and husband William Mcdonald.


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Interview on Sharon H. Chang's Raising Mixed Race

Interview on Sharon H. Chang's Raising Mixed Race | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

By Grace Hwang Lynch


I’ve been reading a new book by Sharon H. Chang called Raising Mixed Race. You might remember Sharon, a Seattle-based writer and scholar, from her guest post A Multiracial Asian Mom Wonders How Her Son Will See Himself (Routledge 2015). With chapter titles that are analogies to home construction (Foundation, Framing, Wiring, etc.), the book aims to get to the historical ideas behind the way we talk about race, including the concept of mixed race identity. I was especially interested because the research focuses specifically on Asian multiracials. Recently, I had a chance to interview Sharon about her work. Read on…

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Mark Zuckerberg just welcomed his daughter to the world with a Facebook note

Mark Zuckerberg just welcomed his daughter to the world with a Facebook note | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

In an announcement posted to Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have announced the birth of their daughter, Max.


"Your mother and I don't yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future," the post, structured as a letter from the couple, begins. "Your new life is full of promise, and we hope you will be happy and healthy so you can explore it fully. You've already given us a reason to reflect on the world we hope you live in."


The post — a Facebook note — describes the changes that the couple hopes to see for their daughter. "Like all parents, we want you to grow up in a world better than ours today," the note reads. To do that, the note says, will require advances in health, education, technology, and equality. The couple calls for "long term investments over 25, 50 or even 100 years," including democratizing internet access.


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Irene Valdez's curator insight, December 2, 2015 3:17 PM

#sceuned15 "El creador de Facebook dona el 99 % de sus acciones para la investigación en salud, educación, tecnologías e igualdad"

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Husband turns wife's tears into million dollar idea - One World Dolls

Check http://oneworlddolls.com/


I don't see their Black doll who wears a natural. 


I don't like that the White doll is labeled Caucasian, a racial label. The Black doll is not labeled by race. Their black doll is labeled African. 

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Larry Wilmore Reveals His Strategy for Covering Race on ‘The Nightly Show’

Larry Wilmore Reveals His Strategy for Covering Race on ‘The Nightly Show’ | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

On diversity:
People ask me, “How is your team so diverse?” Because that’s what I wanted. My mission from the beginning was to find people from different backgrounds and hire an eclectic team.


On his duty to cover race issues:

I’ll be honest with you, I remember thinking, I may as well be the one covering this sort of thing and be honest about it, be direct about it and let the chips fall where they may.


On making the show universal:

We look at our show as illuminating issues that should be important to everybody. We come from the viewpoint of the underdog.

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FEATURED MULTIRACIAL FAMILY: MEET THE LUSBY FAMILY!

FEATURED MULTIRACIAL FAMILY: MEET THE LUSBY FAMILY! | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
MEET THE LUSBY FAMILY:
Brandon, age 30
African American with a small percentage of Native American. We are on the quest to find out exactly what else as we both actually have in our gene pool.

Virginia, age 31
50% Italian/ 38% Filipino/ 6% Spanish/ 6% Chinese. My father is a deceased Italian citizen of Neapolitan descent whose family still resides in Italy. My mother is a 1st generation immigrant with parents from the Philippine provinces of Pampanga and Iloilo who were mixed slightly with Chinese and Spanish.

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Ron - Black, Cuban, Mexican and Switched at Birth as Chinese!

“As a sort of irony, I was born a Chinese baby. Baby Boy Wong”

Our friend Ron Lyles shares how he was mislabeled as a Chinese baby at birth, how his family’s former slave-owners found him, and the importance of including ‘culture’ in dialogues about race.

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Thai-Italian Lara Needs a Mixed-Race Bone Marrow Donor #Match4Lara

Thai-Italian Lara Needs a Mixed-Race Bone Marrow Donor #Match4Lara | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

24-year-old graduate student Lara Casalotti, who is Asian-white mixed race, needs a bone marrow donor. Because of her mixed racial background (her ethnic background is Chinese, Thai and Italian), her best chances of finding a suitable match would be from a person who has a similar genetic makeup. Lara is currently undergoing chemo for acute myeloid leukemia in London, and needs a bone marrow transplant by April to save her life.


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How I Learned about the One-Drop Rule: Mark

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FANSHEN: Recently I asked my friends when was the first time that they heard about the one-drop rule. And their answers were really incredible, so we’re sharing them here and we’d like to hear yours. So send us an email (onedropoflove(at)gmail, tweet us, anything, and let us know: when was the first time that YOU learned about the one-drop rule?


MARK
: I self-identify as mixed, but I am politically Black. In our family we never talked about race or the one-drop rule – anything. And so basically I just intuited that there was a one-drop rule because I was defined as Black growing up as far as my experiences.

My dearest friend, growing up, would call me “contraband” because he learned about the phrase – he read something about slavery and that a slave that was seeking freedom, if they were caught they were considered ‘contraband’ and he thought that was funny. I had no knowledge, so he was calling me contraband and it hurt like hell and I had no ability to defend myself or to articulate a different argument.

So it really wasn’t until I graduated from high school, I was in the Marine Corps, I came across an interesting story in the New York Times about a woman who was suing the State of Louisiana because her birth certificate said that she was ‘Colored.’ She was raised White, she self-identified as White. And she fought her case all the way up to the Supreme Court and lost because according to state law, in 1970 if you were just any – any trace of Black, you were Colored to 1/32 Black, you were Colored. And she had 3/32s – they even went so far as to hire a genealogist. And so that fascinated me – it really resonated with me. I couldn’t articulate why, but I just found it a fascinating story.

Ten years later I was attending school at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland and I learned about the one-drop rule. And that’s where I learned about slavery, I learned about Manifest Destiny, etc. etc. etc. And I learned about the one-drop rule and I learned how pernicious and ridiculous it is and how hard we work to create a caste system and what really saddened me was defining Black as a negative – that if you had any part Black in you, that was not a good thing. And that’s…that’s heartbreaking. Nobody should ever have that experience and it will end because of people like Fanshen, who are creating this space for us to talk about elements of racism such as the one-drop rule and I’m very appreciative and have much gratitude for allowing me to share my story of how I learned about the one-drop rule.


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In memoriam: David Bowie

In memoriam: David Bowie | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
David Bowie (1947-2016) passed away on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 69. According to the (not-fact-checked) comments on this blog: He is best known as the husband of Iman Abdulmajid, a black model. He is white, she is dark. She escaped from Africa at age 12 because they were going to sew…


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Walter Plecker

Walter Plecker | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Walter Plecker (1861-1947), a White American eugenicist, was the mastermind of the state of Virginia’s Act to Preserve Racial Integrity (1924). The law was an instrument of Jim Crow and did considerable damage to Native American tribes. It led to Loving v Virginia (1967), which made mixed-race marriages legal across the US.


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Eartha Kitt's daughter, Kitt Shapiro, on growing up multiracial with an internationally famous multiracial mother and on maintaining her mother's legacy, Ep. 45 from Multiracial Family Man

Eartha Kitt's daughter, Kitt Shapiro, on growing up multiracial with an internationally famous multiracial mother and on maintaining her mother's legacy, Ep. 45 from Multiracial Family Man | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Listen to Multiracial Family Man episodes free, on demand. Ep. 45: Kitt Shapiro is the daughter of late international star Eartha Kitt, who passed away from colon cancer in 2008. She is the founder and creator of the Simply Eartha™ lifestyle brand (http://www.simplyeartha.com/) and served as president of Eartha Kitt Productions for more than 20 years. Her work with her mother was highlighted by her own Grammy nomination as executive producer of Eartha Kitt’s CD, “Back in Business.” Shapiro attended Barnard College/Columbia University before beginning a successful modeling career. She studied interior design and worked in the fashion industry before taking on the responsibilities of running her mother’s company. Shapiro has dedicated herself to sharing her mother’s story and bringing attention to the importance of colon cancer screening and early detection, and, toward that end, she serves as a Board Member for the Colon Cancer Alliance (http://www.ccalliance.org/).
Listen as Kitt speaks with Alex about living and traveling with her mother, about growing up as a multiracial person with a multiracial mom and about her maintaining her mother's legacy through her lifestyle brand, Simply Eartha, and through her work withe Colon Cancer Alliance.
For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic
To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST
 
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Schools in Virginia shut over anger at Islam homework

Schools in Virginia shut over anger at Islam homework | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Augusta County, Virginia, schools shut on sheriff's concerns about angry calls and emails over a world religion homework assignment on Islam at Riverheads High.


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The Rosa Parks Story

The Rosa Parks Story | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was the greatest, most distinguished African American Woman Civil Rights Activist of our time. The woman known as “the first lady of civil rights” was born February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama to James McCauley and Leona Edwards, her parents, a carpenter and a teacher, respectively. Her ancestry was a mixture of African American, Cherokee-Creek and Scots-Irish, which some say accounts for her fair complexion. In 1932, Rosa married Raymond Parks, a barber from Montgomery, at her mother’s house.


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Three "Mixed" people killed by police in Las Vegas since 1996

Three "Mixed" people killed by police in Las Vegas since 1996 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Monday, April 4, 2011 at 4:45 am

2895 E. Charleston Blvd.

Las Vegas SWAT officer Mike Quick fatally shot Michael Dean Chevalier, 48, after Chevalier enters an apartment on 2695 E. Charleston Blvd., takes a woman hostage, and sexually assaults her.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm

1230 Comstock Drive

After setting his home on fire, apparently to draw officers to the scene, Bryan Benjamin Hanasz, 36, shot at arriving firefighters and police, one of whom was wounded. Three Las Vegas police officers shot and killed Hanasz at the home near Vegas Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard. 


Friday, January 19, 1996 at 5:42 pm

Interstate 15 at Apex

On Interstate 15 near Apex, Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Anthony Skordoulis approached a homeless man, Miguel Angel Gomez, 44, to offer assistance after spotting the man holding a "need gas" sign. Gomez shot him in the leg, leading to a standoff in which he and two Las Vegas officers fired their weapons. Gomez was wounded but lived five more years.


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WordPress Categorizing, Tagging, and Posting for MixedAmericanLife.us

WordPress Categorizing, Tagging, and Posting for MixedAmericanLife.us | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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I need someone who can categorize and tag posts I have at MixedAmericanLife.us.

1 hour per week.

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