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David Strathairn (Scottish, Hawaiian, Irish, Chinese, Portuguese, English) [American]

David Strathairn (Scottish, Hawaiian, Irish, Chinese, Portuguese, English) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
David Strathairn (Scottish, Hawaiian, Irish, Chinese, Portuguese, English) [American] Known as: Oscar Nominated Film, TV & Theatre Actor (Nomimated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for playing...
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Infographic: The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America

Infographic: The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America | 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".

 

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Four of these five groups are very mixed in their racial heritage. 
 

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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
 

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Beyond the Gender Binary: Yee Won Chong at TEDxRainier - YouTube

"Yee Won Chong shares a story about the challenges of navigating the world while transgender, and provides suggestions on being a good ally."

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CLICK HERE to support Mixed Remixed Festival

CLICK HERE to support Mixed Remixed Festival | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The place for mixed, multiracial & blended families to enjoy their stories through film & books. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Four mixed-races within each race [PHOTOS]

Four mixed-races within each race [PHOTOS] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

This article is based on the concept that the majority of the world’s population is of mixed heritage due to both (im)migration over millennia and now increased (im)migration due to modern transportation, especially airplanes and ships that easily cross over mountains and oceans.


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Moon-Ho Jung & Dan Berger - The Rising Tide of Color


Talk by Moon-Ho Jung (Editor) and Dan Berger (Contributor) of the book "The Rising Tide of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements across the Pacific" recorded October 15, 2014 at University Bookstore in Seattle, WA.
 

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Fashion model's unlikely path to fame - CNN Video

Fashion model's unlikely path to fame - CNN Video | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
You may not know her name, but chances are you have seen Ubah Hassan in commercials for Macy's or Ralph Lauren. This short film takes you into the world of this up-and-coming model, whose life has not always been picture perfect. Directed by Joe Berlinger
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From Somalia to Canada to Macy's fashion model. 


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The All-American Family

The All-American Family | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Guest Post By Toritto 

"I am of Italian-American extraction; I had four grand-parents, all born in Italy and therefore by “blood” I am as Italian as anyone walking around Italy today. I married ..."


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This is a great post about in-groups and out-groups.

Always question who is in our in-group, who is in our out-group, and why.


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Multiracial Asian Families: "What Are You?" That's None of Your Business

Multiracial Asian Families: "What Are You?" That's None of Your Business | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

by Sharon H Chang

A couple months ago I got cornered big time by a stranger and their "What are you?" mind-meld. The unsolicited probing went on for a while. Honestly something I'm used to. But this time was crazy multidimensional and unique in a way I don't know I've ever experienced. It involved not only me, but my child, and then HER mixed children by comparison. This stranger just couldn't resist wanting to know my and my son's specific mixes, explained her husband was "American," then wondered out loud if her son would one day look like my son and if her daughter would one day look like me. I was declared white-looking while my son was judged Asian-looking. A picture of her own children was then shown proudly with seeming expectation for praise (which I uncomfortably indulged). There was also some lecturing/instruction on how I should feel about my particular Asian heritage (which she shares) and why I should be able to afford visiting my paternal homeland (which I actually can't). Finally, because she felt this exchange had laid the groundwork for connectivity, she asked to exchange info and wanted to set up a play date.


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Black People Created White People

Black People Created White People | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

By Abagond 


Mitochondrial Helena (c. 18,000 BC) lived in south-western France at the height of the Ice Age. As the ice started melting about 15,000 years ago, her descendants moved north into empty land. They now account for 47% of all Europeans.


In terms of mitochondrial DNA, she is the common ancestor ofhaplogroup H, one of the main branches of Mitochondrial Eve’s family tree. Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes gave her the name Helena (H for Helena) in his book “The Seven Daughters of Eve” (2001).


Among her descendants
 are Marie Antoinette, Napoleon, Queen Victoria, Nicholas Copernicus, Saint Luke, Susan Sarandon and maybe half the White people in the world – along with a good number of North Africans and South West Asians as well.


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Full-blood Comanche marries Cowboy, Fights for Native Rights, Women's Rights & against Segregation [DOCUMENTARY]

Full-blood Comanche marries Cowboy, Fights for Native Rights, Women's Rights & against Segregation [DOCUMENTARY] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it


LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101 chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and the role that she has played in Native and mainstream American history since the 1960s.

 

Harris’s activism began in Oklahoma, fighting segregation and assisting grassroots Native and women’s groups. She continued her work in Washington DC where she helped to introduce landmark programs and legislation including tribal land return claims, improving education and healthcare for Native Americans, ending job discrimination against women, and protecting environmental resources for tribes. Using interviews, archival footage and photographs, LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101 celebrates her life and the personal struggles that led her to become a voice for Native people and highlights her contemporary work to strengthen and rebuild indigenous communities and train emerging Native leaders around the world.

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Check LaDonna Harris video lessons here.


Buy LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 DVD here.


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Rihanna Becomes 1st Black Woman to Be Face of Dior

Rihanna Becomes 1st Black Woman to Be Face of Dior | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

by Antoinette Bueno 


"Rihanna is making history.


The 27-year-old superstar will star in Dior’s fourth installment of their “Secret Garden” campaign — a series featuring models posing in the palace of Versailles, clad in Dior creations — the fashion house confirmed on Friday. She will be shot by famed photographer Steven Klein, with the film and print versions of the campaign scheduled to run this spring.


But as if being an official Dior girl wasn’t amazing enough, Rihanna’s highly-anticipated campaign also marks the first time a black woman has been chosen to front the French fashion brand. Other celebrity Dior spokeswomen include Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Marion Cotillard.


The Dior partnership particularly makes a lot of sense given that Rihanna is often a staple at the high-fashion brand’s shows, always flawlessly dressed of course."


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the twins [VIDEO]

the twins [VIDEO] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

By Tiffany Jones 


"The “Black and White” twins are all over everything I’m seeing on the internet. The trending of the story brings the opportunity to gain more awareness of what we think race is, how we allow it to influence our identity, and (hopefully) how it all really just makes no sense."


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This video might prompt you to question how race is defined, who is defining it and why they are defining it. 


Thank you for sharing Tiffany Jones! 
 

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Unarmed Tony Robinson (age 19) Shot Dead by Police After Scuffle in Wisconsin [VIDEO]

Unarmed Tony Robinson (age 19) Shot Dead by Police After Scuffle in Wisconsin [VIDEO] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

HT Steven Riley of MixedRaceStudies.org 

The New York Times

2015-03-07


Ashley Southall


A 19-year-old Wisconsin man was shot and killed Friday by a police officer during a scuffle inside an apartment in Madison, police officials said. The shooting prompted protests that continued on Saturday and led officials to call for restraint while the shooting is investigated.


The shooting occurred Friday evening after the police received calls for a man who had committed battery and was jumping in and out of traffic, Michael C. Koval, the Madison chief of police, said. A police officer followed the man to an apartment and forced his way in after hearing a disturbance inside, the chief said. The man then assaulted the officer, who shot the man, according to Chief Koval, who spoke at a news conference in Madison Friday evening.


The officer immediately began rendering first aid, but the man died at a hospital, Chief Koval said. The authorities did not immediately release his name, but his mother identified him as Tony Robinson, an African-American who graduated from high school in 2014.


“My son has never been a violent person,” Andrea Irwin, who identified herself as Mr. Robinson’s mother, told WKOW, a Madison television station. “And to die in such a violent, violent way, it baffles me.”…


Read the entire article here.

 

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Thank you to Steven Riley of Mixed Race Studies for sharing. 
 

#BlackLivesMatter 

#NotOneMore 

#ShutitDown 

#NoJusticeNoPeace 


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Beauty Judged

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Beauty Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and yet there are common qualities that consistently make it to magazine covers, Hollywood screens, and win beauty pageants. 


Here are human features that most people go crazy for.


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Probability of Eye Color

Probability of Eye Color | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
 
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This is quiet an interesting infograph..

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Dr. Yaba Blay, author of (1)ne Drop, on Totally Biased

Dr. Yaba Blay, author of (1)ne Drop, on Totally Biased | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it


Dr. Yaba Blay is the author of 1ne Drop - Shifting the Lens on Race In this interview she explains why she prefers the term Black over African-American.


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English Americans

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"The first four waves from England:
 

  • 1629 to 1640: From East Anglia to New England. Heavily Puritan.
  • 1640 to 1675: From southern England to what will become the southern US.
  • 1675 to 1725: From the North Midlands to Pennsylvania. Heavily Quaker.
  • 1717 to 1775: From Northumbria (and Scotland and northern Ireland) to Appalachia.


These four English subcultures spread across North America, wiping out Native Americans. They will mix and create three new subcultures:
 

  • Greater New York, part Dutch, part Jewish.
  • The Great Basin, centred on Utah. Heavily Mormon.
  • Southern California, part Mexican, part Jewish. Spreads across the south-west.


Nearly all non-English Whites will assimilate into one of these seven Anglo-Protestant subcultures to become “American”, meaning White American."


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Vienna Teng - Level Up (Official Music Video) feat. Tommy Guns Ly

From the album Aims:
http://viennateng.bandcamp.com/album/...

Directed by Lawrence Chen
https://www.youtube.com/user/lawrence...
http://www.lawrencechenfilms.com

Choreographed by Jaclyn Walsh
Featuring Tommy Guns Ly: http://bboytommyguns.com

Performers in order of appearance:
Jaclyn Walsh and Chalvar Monteiro
Tommy Guns Ly and Monica Hagan
Pamela Pietro
Vienna Teng and Jacob Corvidae

This video was made possible by an amazing Kickstarter campaign:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/v...

Full list of credits, including Kickstarter backers:
http://viennateng.com/level-up-music-...

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Video starts slow then gets excellent, and Vienna's voice is beautiful. 


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Fresh Off the Boat: Phillip Goldstein

Eddie tries to befriend the only other chinese kid in school.
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LOVED this episode!


So funny.


The show is getting better. You'll see at the end of this episode. 

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A poem against internalization

A poem against internalization | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

by Starlette McNeill


You can search through my hair to ensure airport security.

You can bar  and color- code my skin.

You can socially position my body, marginalize or center.

But, you cannot touch who is within.

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You can count me, number me: minority and majority.

You can in and out me, believe in and doubt me.


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Starbucks is tackling race relations

Starbucks is tackling race relations | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is encouraging employees to start conversations about race in America.
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Hispanics are becoming America's largest minority

Hispanics are becoming America's largest minority | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Incredible graphs show how Hispanics are becoming the largest minority in the United States and how whites will become a minority by 2044.
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Monica Villareal

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By xicana artist Monica Villareal. pic.twitter.com/GeaRVVXg0w

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#identity


For my kids they could add a third column to this poster.


Favorite words on left:

  1. Chicana
  2. Latina


Favorite word on right:

  1. Mexica


Word I would add to the right:

  1. Amerindian - to corelate with the other non-poetic word 'Hispanic'

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Multiracial Family Man, Alex Barnett, interviews Tiffany Jones of Mulatto Diaries

Multiracial Family Man, Alex Barnett, interviews Tiffany Jones of Mulatto Diaries | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it


by Tiffany Jones

I was delighted to be interviewed by comedian Alex Barnett for his Multiracial Family Man podcast. I met Alex and his wife during the Katie Couric debacle of 2014. Not only do I like them because they are cool, funny people, but they remind me of my family of origin. That doesn’t happen all that often.


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Haplogroup A4 Unpeeled – European, Jewish, Asian and Native American

Haplogroup A4 Unpeeled – European, Jewish, Asian and Native American | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it


"Mitochondrial DNA provides us with a unique periscope back in time to view our most distant ancestors, and the path that they took through time and place to become us, here, today.  Because mitochondrial DNA is passed from generation to generation through an all-female line, un-admixed with the DNA from the father, the mitochondrial DNA we carry today is essentially the same as that carried by our ancestors hundreds or even thousands of years ago, with the exception of an occasional mutation."


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Can you believe these two 18-year-old girls are TWINS?

Can you believe these two 18-year-old girls are TWINS? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
With one sister boasting fair skin with ginger hair and the other having darker skin with curls, you may find it hard to believe these two are twins
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This article is the best!


You can see the sisters are the same height, same body shape, same body width, same arm length, same leg length, same almond shaped eyes, same heart shaped head and similar nose.


Thank you for sharing Weather Anchor Mama!


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