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Mixed People Monday - Esperanza Spaulding

Mixed People Monday - Esperanza Spaulding | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The Grammy Award-winning (Best New Artist 2011) bassist and singer has a father who is African-American and a mother of Welsh, Native American, and Hispanic descent.
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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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'Dear White People' addresses race relations in Netflix series

'Dear White People' addresses race relations in Netflix series | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
'Dear White People' review Netflix series based on 2014 movie examines race relations on Ivy League campus
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The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black

The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

INTERVIEW: Ijeoma Oluo (left) with Rachel Dolezal and her son in their kitchen. RAJAH BOSE

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The thing is, Dolezal is not redefining race, she is going with the definition that many, including sociologists and anthropologists use: "race is a social construct."

 

Dolezal has redefined her identity. 

 

With all the anger against Dolezal, we see why it's important to see both sides of how race is defined, the full story that "The Nature of Race" by Ann Morning describes.

 

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"I find her blanket justification of "race is a social construct" overly simplistic. "Race is just a social construct" is a retort I get quite often from white people who don't want to talk about black issues anymore.
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the anger that I had toward her began to melt away. Dolezal is simply a white woman who cannot help but center herself in all that she does—including her fight for racial justice. And if racial justice doesn't center her, she will redefine race itself in order to make that happen."

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In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World eBook: Rachel Dolezal

Buy In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World: Read 31 Books Reviews - Amazon.com
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CMRS2017 Gallery

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Maria P. P. Root

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Steven F. Riley of mixedracestudies.org

Steven F. Riley of mixedracestudies.org | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"Steven F. Riley, curator of mixedracestudies.org, joined us for this discussion of mixed race studies, popular culture and the shifting terrain of race and identity." https://youtu.be/Tr55f7NgB9Y
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What Biracial People Know

What Biracial People Know | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The research on the benefits of diversity does not bode well for our mostly white, mostly male administration.
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CRITICAL MIXED RACE STUDIES 2017 PROGRAM

CRITICAL MIXED RACE STUDIES 2017 PROGRAM | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Schedule At A Glance Download Full Program PDF      
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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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23andMe Joins as Benefactor Sponsor of Festival Celebrating Mixed-Race Families

23andMe Joins as Benefactor Sponsor of Festival Celebrating Mixed-Race Families | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The leading personal genetics company, 23andMe, has signed on as a sponsor of the nation's largest gathering of mixed-race and multiracial families and artists slated for June 10, 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Performance Application and Video Entries for West Michigan’s Loving Day Celebration in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 9-11th

Performance Application and Video Entries for West Michigan’s Loving Day Celebration in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 9-11th | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Hey Loves! I’m teaming up with Ebony Road Players and Mosaic Film Experience for the third annual West Michigan’s Loving Day…
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Mulattoes in the Postbellum South and Beyond by Carlton Dubois McClain

Mulattoes in the Postbellum South and Beyond by Carlton Dubois McClain | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Carlton Dubois McClain�s ancestral pedigree is put into perspective within the context of the historical circumstances relevant to those various unions that occurred between Africans, Europeans, and Native Americans in his lineage.
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Pinky

Pinky | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"Pinky" (1949) is a Hollywood film about a light-skinned Black woman who has to make a decision about whether to be Black or White. It stars Jeanne Crain as Pinky, Ethel Waters, and the aging, legendary stage actress Ethel Barrymore (Drew Barrymore's great aunt). It is based on the book "Quality" (1948) by Cid Ricketts…
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New Card Game Questions What It Means to Be Black

New Card Game Questions What It Means to Be Black | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Trading Races: The game where Rachel Dolezal and Rosa Parks duke it out for the sake of conversation.
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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

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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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