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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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We Are the 15 Percent

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"A crowd-sourced collection of portraits of American interracial families and marriages, inspired by a Cheerios ad."


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At Least We Talk About Race in the USA: Zadie Smith on Writing, Race and Color

At Least We Talk About Race in the USA: Zadie Smith on Writing, Race and Color | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Hello Meltingpot Readers, Last week Wednesday I skipped out of work as early as possible so I could get a front row seat at the University of Pennsylvania's Speaker's Series on Color featuring one ...
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Hey, Baby Girl! Eva Mendes And Ryan Gosling Reportedly Welcome First Child

Hey, Baby Girl! Eva Mendes And Ryan Gosling Reportedly Welcome First Child | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Hey girl, Ryan Gosling is a dad.

The actor welcomed a baby girl with longtime girlfriend Eva Mendes on Sept. 12, multiple sources confirmed to Us Weekly. People also confirmed the news.

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Asian woman turns the tables with "White Fetish"

Asian woman turns the tables with "White Fetish" | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

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One drop or two: Mixed-race identity and politics in America with Sharon H. Chang

One drop or two: Mixed-race identity and politics in America with Sharon H. Chang | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

When Seattle-based researcher and writer Sharon H. Chang wrote an essay that detailed why she tells her mixed-race son that he's Asian and not white, many readers were surprised -- some were downright offended -- that she would deny him his "whiteness."

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The mixed-race advantage in online dating

The mixed-race advantage in online dating | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of research energy devoted to untangling the racial hierarchies in online dating, where white men and Asian women seem to come out the top. However, in a new study released yesterday, researchers say that in some cases multiracial daters are even more desirable than those of any single racial...
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World of Averages: Populations of the Americas

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Should Latino be a Race? Part 7 of 7 - The AQE

Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk co...
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DNA ancestry tests and Black Americans

DNA ancestry tests and Black Americans | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Note: I already did a post on DNA ancestry tests. This one looks at them as applied to Blacks in the US. Unlike other Americans, Blacks had their ethnic identity and history taken from them. Even N...
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Should Latino be a Race? Part 5 of 7 - What Is Race?

Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk is...
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Should Latino be a Race? Part 4 of 7 - Manipulated Data

Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk is...
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Should Latino be a Race? Part 2 of 7 - Offset Data

Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk is...
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Mixed Movie Monday - Brooklyn

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Community Village Sites's curator insight, July 25, 7:03 PM


Mon, Aug 4, 6:30pm


Imitation of Life


Free

Refreshments offered at each screening, as well as a prize raffle from our sponsor, Fluent City. 


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The first of three screenings and discussions in our series on mixed identity in film, this 1959 Lana Turner classic tells the story of an African-American woman and her light-skinned, mixed-race daughter who passes for white. Post-screening discussion led by author and CUNY sociology professor, Erica Chito-Childs, who has an academic focus on mixed couples and families.


Future Monday Movies:
 

  • My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
  • Toasted Marshmallows (2013) with discussion from the filmmakers after movie.


Co-sponsored by MixedRaceStudies.org


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Mixed Space-Memoirs of an Uncharacteristic Biracial Child: The world is not so black and white

Mixed Space-Memoirs of an Uncharacteristic Biracial Child: The world is not so black and white | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Many people feel the need to write about the “black experience” in America and how challenging that can be. The “white experience” is already touched upon in history textbooks and most all of pop culture. But an uncommon topic to hear about is the “biracial experience”.  I

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Jacqueline Woodson On Being A 'Brown Girl' Who Dreams

Jacqueline Woodson On Being A 'Brown Girl' Who Dreams | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
In her new memoir for young adults, Woodson uses free verse to tell the story of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. Her work for young readers often touches on themes of race and identity.
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Welcome to Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

Welcome to Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Welcome to Hispanic Heritage Month 2014! In the US it runs from September 15th to October 15th. Thanks to everyone who suggested a topic! Based on your suggestions and some ideas of my own, here ar...
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Critical Mixed Race Studies 2014: "Global Mixed Race”

Critical Mixed Race Studies 2014: "Global Mixed Race” | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"...Global Mixed Race, the third biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, will be hosted at DePaul University in Chicago, November 13th-15th, 2014. It will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines around the world to facilitate a conversation about the transnational, transdisciplinary, and transracial field of Critical Mixed Race Studies."

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One Drop of Love

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One Drop of Love

Today at Stanford! 7:30 PM

STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, CA

WHEN: Friday, September 5 – classroom visit at 11AM; performance at 7:30PM

WHERE: Campbell Recital Hall, 471 Lagunita (this address is to the Dinkelspiel Auditorium, which Campbell Recital Hall is attached to)
TICKETS: General admission; Stanford students and faculty will receive priority seating
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The mixed-race advantage in online dating

The mixed-race advantage in online dating | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of research energy devoted to untangling the racial hierarchies in online dating, where white men and Asian women seem to come out the top. However, in a new study released yesterday, researchers say that in some cases multiracial daters are even more desirable than those of any single racial...
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Transracial Adoption – Finding One’s Truth

Transracial Adoption – Finding One’s Truth | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
I was reading through a public site on transracial adoption about a middle school aged adopted child and it made me realize yet again how many layers of complexity transracial adoption brings to our lives, and especially to the lives of adopted children.There is a saying that when…
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Should Latino be a Race? Part 6 of 7 - Mass Media

Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk co...
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Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood? Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blockbusters Overwhelmingly White, Male

Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood? Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blockbusters Overwhelmingly White, Male | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Summer blockbuster season is in full swing. For many moviegoers, that means escaping to a galaxy far, far away—or perhaps just a different version of our own planet Earth—through science fiction an...
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Race in Toyland: A Nonwhite Doll Crosses Over

Race in Toyland: A Nonwhite Doll Crosses Over | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The blockbuster success of merchandise based on the “Doc McStuffins” cartoon reflects changing demographics, but what also differentiates Doc is her crossover appeal.
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Should Latino be a Race? Part 3 of 7 - Biased Reporting

Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk is...
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Should Latino be a Race? Part 1 of 7 - A Brief History of the Census

Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk is...
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Diaspora Dialogues: We Are Familia

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Last month, I had the chance to connect with writer/creator James Jones about his amazing project "We Are Familia".   As a writer myself, I was really excited to connect with the creator of the sho...
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