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Mixed People Monday - Nikki Reed

Mixed People Monday - Nikki Reed | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The actress and singer has Jewish father and a mother of Italian and Native American (Cherokee) 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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US Census Should Make Hispanic a Race and Not Just an Ethnicity (OPINION)

US Census Should Make Hispanic a Race and Not Just an Ethnicity (OPINION) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
It’s time we retire this “Hispanic as ethnicity” distinction.
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Claremont Reflects on Racism After Biracial Boy Injured (Videos)

Claremont Reflects on Racism After Biracial Boy Injured (Videos) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Claremont — Hundreds of activists, clergy and concerned residents gathered in Broad Street Park on Tuesday to spread a message of tolerance and resilience following the injuries suffered last month by an 8-year-old biracial boy in an episod
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Mom: I saw the roof fly off as we ran - CNN Video

Mom: I saw the roof fly off as we ran - CNN Video | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
CNN's Sara Ganim speaks to a St. Thomas family that narrowly escaped their collapsing home during Hurricane Irma.
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Wonder Woman Of The '70s Was A Brainy Latina

Wonder Woman Of The '70s Was A Brainy Latina | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Lynda Carter, is, in fact, half-Mexican (her mother was Juanita Cordova from Chihuahua, Mexico)

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MilliAnna - born with a full head of hair with a white streak in the middle and top of her head  

MilliAnna - born with a full head of hair with a white streak in the middle and top of her head   | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
A Hereditary Streak Bence’s story may remind you of a baby girl named MilliAnna born in 2016. She was also born with a full head of hair. Her hair was black, with a white streak in the middle and top of her head.
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Judith van Praag's comment, August 3, 1:51 PM
Years ago I met a young adult and his grandmother at an author event at the Seattle Public Library. They both had a circular area on their scalp where hair sprouted that was white. In the grandmother this showed as a beautiful white curlycue, in the young man it was a white dot. Beautiful!
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Episode 17: Steve and Christine - THE LOVING PROJECT

Episode 17: Steve and Christine - THE LOVING PROJECT | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Christine is black, and grew up in Glassboro, NJ; while Steve is white and was raised in Philadelphia, PA. They met in Philadelphia in the 1960’s against the backdrop of the civil rights and Black Power movements. They made their home in the city’s Powelton Village neighborhood, which had a strong counterculture community. Later the …
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Critical Mixed Race Studies 2018 Call for Papers

Critical Mixed Race Studies 2018 Call for Papers | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
DOWNLOAD CFP here SUBMIT your paper here
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#TBT to When Mexican- and Punjabi-American Neighbors United to Celebrate Independence Day

#TBT to When Mexican- and Punjabi-American Neighbors United to Celebrate Independence Day | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The viral video of the two groups joyfully dancing in the middle of a Stockton, California, street points to a long-standing connection between Punjabi and Mexican communities in Northern California.
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Z for Zendaya

Disney superstar, Zendaya Coleman, sits down for an intimately beautiful conversation with her mother, Claire Stoermer, and her father, Kazembe Ajamu, abou
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Sally Hemings’s Descendants

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Descendants of Monticello’s enslaved families meet at Monticello near Mulberry Row, 2016. Click to enlarge.

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A Peek Into the Lives of Puerto Rican Muslims

A Peek Into the Lives of Puerto Rican Muslims | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
They live daily life as minorities—Muslims among their Puerto Rican family and Puerto Ricans in the Muslim community.
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DACA

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (2012- ), better known as DACA, is an executive order President Obama signed that allows Dreamers (those who entered the US illegally as children) to get temporary papers so that they can legally work, drive a car, open a bank account, get student loans, etc. Most of all, it means…
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Census considers new approach to asking about race – by not using the term at all

Census considers new approach to asking about race – by not using the term at all | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Instead, the new census questionnaire may tell people to check the “categories” that describe them.
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New Hampshire Officials Investigating Attack on Biracial Child Nearly Killed by Hanging 

New Hampshire Officials Investigating Attack on Biracial Child Nearly Killed by Hanging  | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
New Hampshire police investigating whether 8-year-old biracial boy, who survived being hanged, was victim of a hate crime.
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The Big Sick - Movie Review

The Big Sick - Movie Review | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
https://youtu.be/jcD0Daqc3Yw   About a Pakistani-American who only dates White women, but fails to tell his parents and keeps wasting his parent's time and wasting the time of all the Pakistani-American women who visit in an attempt for an arranged marriage. Based on a true story. Best line in the movie said to the Pakistani parents:…
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Why I Remain a Negro

Why I Remain a Negro | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"Why I Remain a Negro" (1947) is an essay by Walter White, then the head the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He could pass for white but chose not to. As a boy, growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of a postman, he was considered black because his family was…
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In a first, scientists rid human embryos of a potentially fatal gene mutation by editing their DNA

In a first, scientists rid human embryos of a potentially fatal gene mutation by editing their DNA | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
A mutation implicated in a heritable heart condition has been corrected in human embryos using the CRISPR–Cas9 genome editing technique. Are designer babies next?
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50 years after Loving v Virginia, research shows cross-ethnic relationships are high in secure attachment 

50 years after Loving v Virginia, research shows cross-ethnic relationships are high in secure attachment  | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
50 years after Loving v Virginia, research shows cross-ethnic relationships are high in secure attachment
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AfroRazones Is a Great Reason to Keep Celebrating Afro-Latinidad This Summer

Video by: Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi of FistupTV (www.fistup.tv) Born in Havana, Cuba, AfroRazones is a multimedia project and compilation album intended to archive…
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Here’s How It Went Down This Past Weekend at the Afro-Latino NYC Festival

Here’s How It Went Down This Past Weekend at the Afro-Latino NYC Festival | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The fifth Afro-Latino NYC Festival this past weekend in Harlem and Brooklyn was the best one yet.
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Increasing diversity among homebuyers

Wells Fargo was recently ranked #9 on Diversity, Inc. magazine’s list of the top 50 companies for diversity. Brad Blackwell, head of Wells Fargo’s Mortgag
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Wells Fargo, why the different amounts for Latino and Black people? Why not one pool of money for both groups. Did you consider that many people are mixed race? Did you forget Native Americans, and impoverished Asian Americans? 

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NPR’s Latino USA Just Broadcast the Best Convo About Afro-Latinidad Ever

NPR’s Latino USA Just Broadcast the Best Convo About Afro-Latinidad Ever | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Listen to this now.
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Mixed Remixed Festival 2017

We talked to some Festival attendees about what the Festival means to them. Are you in the mix too?
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Redbone – Childish Gambino

Redbone – Childish Gambino | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The song Redbone in the opening scene from the movie Get Out https://youtu.be/DY9gTfDSHLI Redbone full song https://youtu.be/Kp7eSUU9oy8 Lyrics Daylight I wake up feeling like you won't play right I used to know, but now that shit don't feel right It made me put away my pride So long You made a nigga wait for some,…
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