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Johnny Yong Bosch (Korean/German-Irish)...

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Johnny Yong Bosch (Korean/German-Irish) [American]

 

Known as: Actor, voice actor, martial artist & musician (Voice acted in many anime and video games; Lead singer of the band “Eyeshine”)

 

TV: Adam Park in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”

 

Voice Acting: Ichigo Kurosaki in “Bleach”, Vash the Stampede in “Trigun”, Nero in “Devil May Cry 4”, Renton Thurston in “Eureka Seven”, Itsuki Koizumi in “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”, Takaki Tono in “5 Centimeters Per Second”, Shotaro Kaneda in “Akira: The Special Edition”, Genma Shiranui in “Naruto”

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Dr. Drew: 'Wear sunscreen'

Dr. Drew: 'Wear sunscreen' | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

The elephant in the room on this story is that some white peoople don't want to look white. The question is why? 

 

It's also interesting how natural color skin looks good - regardless of phenotype - but artificial tans don't look good. 

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jenmardunc's comment, May 5, 2012 6:48 AM
She really looks like she baked herself in an oven. A burnt turkey.

I have never understood why so many white folks look down on brown-skinned people yet spend tons of money on visits to tanning salons and artificial bronzers. They risk having a slow and painful death due to skin cancer in order to get browner skin. How is it that most white people (clearly not the woman in this picture!) who look brown due to artificial means or tanning beds are considered to look "healthier," "happier," or "more active;" while people who are born with brown skin are "lazy"? It makes no sense.
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Marcia Dawkins Author of Clearly Invisible Racial Passing

Marcia Dawkins Author of Clearly Invisible Racial Passing | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Marcia Dawkins' book, Clearly Invisible (Baylor University Press, 2012), is the first to connect racial passing and classical rhetoric to issues of disability, gender-neutral parenting, human trafficking, hacktivism, identity theft, racial privacy, media typecasting and violent extremism.

By applying fresh eyes to landmark historical cases and benchmark popular culture moments in the history of passing Dawkins also rethinks the representational character and civic purpose of multiracial identities. In the process she provides powerful insights called "passwords" that help readers tackle the tough questions of who we are and how we can relate to one another and the world."

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Vashtie Kola (East Indian/Afro-Trinidadian)...

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Vashtie Kola (East Indian/Afro-Trinidadian) [American]

 

Known as: Video director, artist, party promoter, designer (Creator of the VIOLETTE clothing line; Director of Creative Services at Island Def Jam in 2006; Created the iconic “1992” & “ICON” parties)

 

Music Videos Directed: Justin Bieber’s “One Time”, Solange’s “T.O.N.Y.”, “US Placers, “KiD CuDi’s “Heaven At Nite”, Jadakiss’ “Letter to B.I.G.”

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Michael Franti (Irish, German, French, African-American, Native American)

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Michael Franti (Irish, German, French, African-American, Native American) [American]

 

Known as: Poet, Musician, Composer (Founder and lead vocalist for “Michael Franti & Spearhead”; Advocate for many peace and social justice issues; Director of the documentary “I Know I’m Not Alone”, Former member of “The Beatnigs” & “Disposable Heroes”)

 

Music Videos: Say Hey (I Love You), The Sound of Sunshine, Hey World (Don’t Give Up), Hey Hey Hey, I’ll Be Waiting

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BLAXICANA It's a mixed world - Tiffany Jones-Cisneros

BLAXICANA It's a mixed world - Tiffany Jones-Cisneros | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Blaxicana gives you a look at how America is truely a melting pot. The short story of Jazmine and her mixed heritage is heart warming and informative."

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Community Village Sites's comment, April 28, 2012 11:32 PM
Here's the facebook page for the book
https://www.facebook.com/BlaxicanaItsAMixedWorld
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Race, Identity, and Medical Genomics in the Obama Age (Lecture by Duana Fullwiley)

Race, Identity, and Medical Genomics in the Obama Age (Lecture by Duana Fullwiley) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Duana Fullwiley, Assistant Professor of African and African American studies and of Medical Anthropology
Harvard University

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The Invisible Weight of Whiteness: The Racial Grammar of Everyday Life in Contemporary America (Lecture by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva)

The Invisible Weight of Whiteness: The Racial Grammar of Everyday Life in Contemporary America (Lecture by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Perceptions about race shape everyday experiences, public policies, opportunities for individual achievement, and relations across racial and ethnic lines. In this colloquium we will explore key issues of race, showing how race still matters."

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Sutan Amrull (aka Raja Gemini) (Dutch/Indonesian)

Sutan Amrull (aka Raja Gemini) (Dutch/Indonesian) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Sutan Amrull (aka Raja Gemini) (Dutch/Indonesian) [American]

 

Known as: Make-up artist & drag performer (Make-up artist on “America’s Next Top Model” for nine seasons; Winner of the thrid season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”; Worked on Adam Lambert, Iman, Tyra Banks, Twiggy, Pamela Anderson, Paulina Porizkova & Dita von Teese)

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Rob Schneider (Jewish/Filipino-German)...

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Rob Schneider (Jewish/Filipino-German) [American]

 

Known as: Comedian and Actor (TV: “Saturday Night Live”, “Men Behaving Badly”; Movies: “Deuce Bigalow” series, “The Hot Chick”, “The Animal”, “50 First Dates”)

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What's Your Story- Page | The White House

What's Your Story- Page | The White House | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

VIDEOS

 

Asian Americans

Pacific Islanders

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Flashback Thursday: Daniel Henney (Korean/Irish)

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Flashback Thursday: Daniel Henney (Korean/Irish) [American]

 

Known as: Actor and model

 

TV: “Three Rivers”, “My Lovely Sam Soon”, “The Fugitive: Plan B”

 

Movies: “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, “My Father”, “Seducing Mr. Perfect”

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American Anthropological Association Statement on "Race"

"The following statement was adopted by the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association, acting on a draft prepared by a committee of representative American anthropologists. It does not reflect a consensus of all members of the AAA, as individuals vary in their approaches to the study of "race." We believe that it represents generally the contemporary thinking and scholarly positions of a majority of anthropologists."

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Book [Children's Interracial]: “The Hello, Goodbye Window”

Book [Children's Interracial]: “The Hello, Goodbye Window” | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"I’m always looking for books that reflect multiracial families. I buy any and all of them (I really need to post more reviews). This one, “The Hello, Goodbye Window” by Norton Juster is one of my favorites. The little girl has a brown momma and white pappa, as well as, a brown grandma and white grandpa."

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Brazil's Racial Identity Challenge - Room for Debate

Brazil's Racial Identity  Challenge  - Room for Debate | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Would this South American nation benefit from U.S.-style affirmative action?
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Video: Just a Family – A Multiracial Family Shares Their Experience

Video: Just a Family – A Multiracial Family Shares Their Experience | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Just a Family - by The New York Times This is a great video about a multiracial family by adoption and then by marriage. Their family tree and photo slideshow. Thoughts?"

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Mixed People Monday – Sean Paul

Mixed People Monday – Sean Paul | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"The Rapper, Dancehall and Reggae star was born in Kingston Jamaica. His father is a Sephardic Jew of Portuguese descent. His mother is of English, Afro-Caribbean and Chinese ethnicity."

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Her Majesty Queen Noor (Syrian, Swedish, English)

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Her Majesty Queen Noor (Syrian, Swedish, English) [Jordanian (Born in America)]

 

Known as: Queen Dowager of Jordan (Queen Consort of Jordan from 1987-1999; Widow of King Hussein; Chairs the King Hussein Foundation and the Noor Al Hussein Foundation; President of the United World Colleges movement; Advocate of the Global Zero anti-nuclear weapons proliferation campaign)

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SommaBaby Clothing Co. 2012 Spring Tee Collection PHOTO SHOOT!!!

SommaBaby Clothing Co. 2012 Spring Tee Collection PHOTO SHOOT!!! | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Some of the #TeamSommaBaby models working it on Main Street, Downtown!
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Jessica Szohr (Hungarian, African-American)

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Flashback Thursday: Jessica Szohr (Hungarian, African-American) [American]

 

Known as: TV & Film Actress

 

TV: Vanessa Abrams on “Gossip Girl”; “What About Brian”, “CSI: Miami”

 

Movies: “Piranha”, “Fired Up”, “Tower Heist”, “I Don’t Know How She Does It”, “Love, Wedding, Marriage”

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Christel Khalil (Pakistani, African American, Native American, Caucasian)

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Christel Khalil (Pakistani, African American, Native American, Caucasian) [American]

 

Known as: TV & Film Actress

 

TV: Lily Winters on “The Young and The Restless”, “W.I.T.C.H.”

 

Movies: “Interview with the Assassin”, “Milo”, “White Like the Moon”

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De Su Mama: Welcome To La Familia, My Precious Son

De Su Mama: Welcome To La Familia, My Precious Son | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

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Michael Copon (Filipino/German) [American] ...

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Michael Copon (Filipino/German) [American]

 

Known as: Actor, model, producer, singer

 

TV: “One Tree Hill”, “Power Rangers Time Force”, “Beyond The Break”, “Greek”, “That’s So Raven”

 

Movies: “Music High, “247°F”, “BoyBand”

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Victoria Rowell (African-American/English)...

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Victoria Rowell (African-American/English) [American]

 

TV: Drucilla Barber on “The Young and The Restless”, Amanda Bentley-Livingston on “Diagnosis Murder”, “The Cosby Show”, “Herman’s Head”, “Noah’s Arc”

 

Movies: “Eve’s Bayou”, “Home of the Brave”, “The Distinguished Gentleman”, “Dumb & Dumber”, “A Perfect Fit”, “A Wake in Providence”

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Introducing Halfbreed Clothing Company

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On todays episode of Mixed Race Radio we will meet RudyTee CEO/Founder of Halfbreed Clothing Company A Lifestyle Brand for Multi-ethnic people who are learning loving and living with many differenct races.
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Community Village Sites's comment, April 19, 2012 12:51 PM
I listened to the talk last night. I can sympathize with both sides. The positive part about the t-shirts is that they are "In your face" like Rudy T. said. That gives an opening for dialog so people can question the concept of 'race'. The negative part is that the message is a 'racial' slur and, like Steven Riley said, reinforces belief in breeds ('races'). I think Rudy T. enjoys the controversy, the dialog, and the experimenting with branding himself - since he is in the marketing business. It's all very interesting the more I think about it.

PS - His about page still sounds like a supremacy site. That's the problem with pride and branding. People get carried away saying how great their 'product' is to the point of bending the truth.