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Marcus Chong (African American/Chinese) [American]

Marcus Chong (African American/Chinese) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Marcus Chong (African American/Chinese) [American]

 

Known as: Film & TV Actor (Adopted son of Tommy Chong and stepbrother of Rae Dawn Chong)

 

Movies: Tank in “The Matrix”, “Panther”, “The Crow: Wicked Prayer”, “High Freakquency”

 

TV: “Street Justice”, “Vanishing Son”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Burn Notice”, “Numb3rs”

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LMFAO (Redfoo & Sky Blu) (Black/White) (both) [American]

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LMFAO (Redfoo & Sky Blu) (Black/White) (both) [American]

 

Real Names: Stefan Kendall Gordy (Redfoo) & Skyler Gordy (Sky Blu)

 

Known as: Awarding winning ElectroPop Duo (Son & Grandson of Motown founder Berry Gordy)

 

Music Videos: Party Rock Anthem, Sexy and I Know It, Sorry For Party Rocking,

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Parenting Awareness: ‘Race’ Talk #2 | Bicultural Mom™

Parenting Awareness: ‘Race’ Talk #2 | Bicultural Mom™ | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Why is it important to show your children racial variation? Because I believe that much of the reason why we classify each other into such narrow boxes is because we don’t see or acknowledge the variations in each group. A lot of this is because of media portrayals of racial groups and ethnic groups as caricatures. As being defined in only ONE way. This is something that I want to dismantle and something that I feel is important for my biracial daughter to understand early on."

 

Read more: Parenting Awareness: ‘Race’ Talk #2 | Bicultural Mom™ http://www.biculturalmom.com/2012/07/11/parenting-awareness-race-talk-2/#ixzz20dEJjto5

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Derek Jeter (African-American, Irish, German) [American]

Derek Jeter (African-American, Irish, German) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Flashback Thursday: Derek Jeter (African-American, Irish, German) [American]

 

Known as: Famous Professional Baseball Player (Plays Shortstop for the New York Yankees)

Awards/Accolades: 13 time MLB All-Star, 5 time World Series Champion, 5 time Golden Glove Award winner, 4 time Silver Award winner, 2 time AL Hank Aaron Award winner, 2000 World Series MVP, 2000 All-Star Game MVP, 1996 AL Rookie of the Year, Yankees All-Time leader in Hits, Games Played and Stolen Bases

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Billy Bowlegs III (African-American, Native American (Seminole)) [American]

Billy Bowlegs III (African-American, Native American (Seminole)) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Billy Bowlegs III (African-American, Native American (Seminole)) [American]

 

Known as: Seminole Elder & Tribal Historian 

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Austin Rivers (Black/White) [American] ...

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Austin Rivers (Black/White) [American]

 

Known as: Professional Basketball Player (Recently drafted to the New Orleans Hornets; Played for the Duke Blue Devils; Son of NBA Coach and former player Doc Rivers)

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Alexandre Pétion (Haitian, French) [Haitian]

Alexandre Pétion (Haitian, French) [Haitian] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Alexandre Pétion (Haitian, French) [Haitian]

 

Known as: One of the Founding Fathers of Haiti (President of the Republic of Haiti from 1807-1818) 

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NC BOOKWATCH | Heidi Durrow | UNC-TV

Bookwatch Excerpt: Heidi Durrow: DG Martin introduces us to the author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky...
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Mixed People Monday – Sabi

Mixed People Monday – Sabi | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"The pop singer grew up in Inglewood, California, and is the daughter of a Salvadoran mother and African American father. She was raised in a bilingual Spanish and English language household."

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black love

black love | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The following is mostly based on “Relationship Wrecks”, chapter two of Tom Burrell’s “Brainwashed” (2010): Why does black love in America seem to fail so much? Can any...
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Demi Lovato (Mexican, Irish, Italian) [American]

Demi Lovato (Mexican, Irish, Italian) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Demi Lovato (Mexican, Irish, Italian) [American]

 

Known as: Singer-songwriter and actress (Will be a judge on the second season of the American version of “X-Factor”)

 

Music Videos: Skyscraper, Give Your Heart a Break, Here We Go Again

 

TV: “Sonny with a Chance”, “Princess Protection Program”, “Camp Rock”, “As The Bell Rings”, “Barney & Friends”

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Elissa Alva (Chinese/Mexican) [American] ...

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Elissa Alva (Chinese/Mexican) [American]

 

Known as: Professional Model (Modeled for Body Kore, TNT Auto body, 5 & A Dime, IMPRM, Weksos, Hundred Weight Classics, Fatlace) 

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Complexity of Race in America - VIDEO

Complexity of Race in America - VIDEO | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Daniel Sharfstein , author of The Invisible Line, discusses the complexity of race in America and one family's perceived transformation from black to white. The New York Historical Society hosted this event."

 

53 minutes

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Edmonia Lewis (African American, Haitian, Native American (Ojibwe)) [American]

Edmonia Lewis (African American, Haitian, Native American (Ojibwe)) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Edmonia Lewis (African American, Haitian, Native American (Ojibwe)) [American]

 

Known as: Famous Sculptor (First woman of African American and Native American descent to gain fame and recognition worldwide as a sculptor)

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Clines

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"One crucial innovation in reconceptualizing genotypic and phenotypic variation was anthropologist C. Loring Brace's observation that such variations, insofar as it is affected by natural selection, slow migration, or genetic drift, are distributed along geographic gradations or clines.[59] In part this is due to isolation by distance. This point called attention to a problem common to phenotype-based descriptions of races (for example, those based on hair texture and skin color): they ignore a host of other similarities and differences (for example, blood type) that do not correlate highly with the markers for race. Thus, anthropologist Frank Livingstone's conclusion, that since clines cross racial boundaries, "there are no races, only clines".[60]"

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Fairuza Balk (Persian, Romani, Irish, Native American (Cherokee & Blackfoot)) [American]

Fairuza Balk (Persian, Romani, Irish, Native American (Cherokee & Blackfoot)) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Fairuza Balk (Persian, Romani, Irish, Native American (Cherokee & Blackfoot)) [American]

 

Known as: Film & TV Actress

 

Films: “American History X”, “The Waterboy”, “The Craft”, “Return to Oz”, “Gas Food Lodging”, “Almost Famous”, “The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans”, “The Island of Dr. Moreau”

 

TV: “Family Guy”, “Murder in the Heartland”, “Justice League”, “The Sopranos”, “The Danger of Love: The Carolyn Warmus Story”

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Meg & Dia Frampton (Korean/Dutch) [American]

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Meg & Dia Frampton (Korean/Dutch) [American]

 

Known as: Founders of the band “Meg & Dia”; Dia is a contestant on NBC TV’s “The Voice” (Album: “Here, Here and Here”, “Cocoon”, “Our Home is Gone”, “Something Real”)

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Yvonne Elliman (Irish, Japanese, Chinese) [American]

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Yvonne Elliman (Irish, Japanese, Chinese) [American]

 

Known as: Singer-Songwriter & Actress (Best known of her #1 1977 disco hit “If I Can’t Have You” from the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack; Originated the role of Mary Magdalene in the musicial “Jesus Christ Superstar”; Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musicial in 1974 for the film version of “Jesus Christ Superstar”)

 

Music Videos/Live: If I Can’t Have You, I Don’t Know How To Love Him

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I Know Who I Am: How Race Makes Us Know It Alls -STARLETTE MCNEILL

I Know Who I Am: How Race Makes Us Know It Alls -STARLETTE MCNEILL | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

“It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.” ~ Epictetus 

 

"Race gives us a beginning before we have begun and an ending before we are finished with life..."

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Flashback Thursday: Kristin Kreuk (Dutch/Chinese) [Canadian]

Flashback Thursday: Kristin Kreuk (Dutch/Chinese) [Canadian] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Flashback Thursday: Kristin Kreuk (Dutch/Chinese) [Canadian]

 

Known as: TV/Film Actress & Producer

 

TV: Lana Lang on “Smallville”, Laurel Yeung on “Edgewood”, “Chuck”, “Beauty and the Beast (late 2012)”

 

Movies: “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li”, “EuroTrip”, “Partition”, “Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy”

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Black White & Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self | Rebecca Walker

Black White & Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self | Rebecca Walker | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

ALA Best Book for Young Adults

 

"The Civil Rights movement brought author Alice Walker and lawyer Mel Leventhal together, and in 1969 their daughter, Rebecca, was born. Some saw this unusual copper-colored girl as an outrage or an oddity; others viewed her as a symbol of harmony, a triumph of love over hate. But after her parents divorced, leaving her a lonely only child ferrying between two worlds that only seemed to grow further apart, Rebecca was no longer sure what she represented. In this book, Rebecca Leventhal Walker attempts to define herself as a soul instead of a symbol—and offers a new look at the challenge of personal identity, in a story at once strikingly unique and truly universal."

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Twitter / EthnicBlend: EBC crew, catch one of our crew...

"EBC crew, catch one of our crew members in your city spreading multicultural luv! ‪#ethnicblend‬ ‪#diversity‬"

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Ronnie Cash (Russian/Black) [American] ...

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Ronnie Cash (Russian/Black) [American]

 

Known as: Professional Fashion Model 

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Franco Harris (African-American/Italian) [American]

Franco Harris (African-American/Italian) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Franco Harris (African-American/Italian) [American]

 

Known as: Hall of Fame Professional Football Player (Played Running Back for the Pittsburgh Steelers & Seattle Seahawks; Co-owner of RSuper Foods/Super Bakery; Key player in the “The Immaculate Reception”)

 

Awards/Accolades: Inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1990; 9 time Pro Bowl selection; 7 time All Pro selection; Elected to the 1970s All Decade Team; Super Bowl IX Most Valuable Player; 1972 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year

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