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Tara Macken (Irish/Filipino) [Grew up in Kuwait, Brunei, The Philippines, USA]

Tara Macken (Irish/Filipino) [Grew up in Kuwait, Brunei, The Philippines, USA] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Known as: Stunt Woman & Actress

 

Acting: District 4 Tribute Girl in “The Hunger Games” (Movie), Luisa in “Sons of Anarchy” (TV), “Hawaii Five-0” (TV), “Victorious” (TV), “Make it Or Break it” (TV), “Dragon Age: Redemption”, “The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers”

 

Stunt Work (Film): “Battleship”, “In Time”, “The Lincoln Lawyer”, Upcoming “Star Trek” sequel, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”, “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D”,

 

Stunt Work (TV/Video Games): “Sons of Anarchy”, “Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City” (Video Game), “Hawaii Five-O”, “Nikita”, “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “The Nine Lives of Chloe King”, “The Middle”,

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What is the Black German Experience? A Review of the Black German Cultural Society of New Jersey 2nd Annual Convention

What is the Black German Experience? A Review of the Black German Cultural Society of New Jersey 2nd Annual Convention | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"I received more than a few raised eyebrows after describing the recent trip my wife and I took to attend the Black German Cultural Society of New Jersey’s Second Annual Convention at Barnard College in New York. If you are tempted to believe that being both Black and German is an oxymoron; think again. African and German interactions go back as far as at least 1600. A fact that is unknown to most, Germany played a significant role during the American Civil Rights Movement as described in Maria Höhn and Martin Klimke’s book Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany. Although Black Germans, or rather Afro-Germans, consist of less than 1% of the German population (exact numbers are difficult to determine because German demographics do not track race), they are a growing and vocal segment within Germany and beyond." -Steven F. Riley

 

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Punjabi Sikh-Mexican American community fading into history

Punjabi Sikh-Mexican American community fading into history | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Anti-immigration laws, coupled with shared cultural values, brought this community to life. Almost 100 years later, the community is now retiring to the history books.

 

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Robert T. Preston's curator insight, June 2, 2013 1:42 PM

Story about the Punjabi-Mexican population within Mexico.

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Kayleen Franklin (Filipino/Caucasian) [Canadian]

Kayleen Franklin (Filipino/Caucasian) [Canadian] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Known as: Professional Model (Modeled for Harper’s Bazaar Beauty, Gisele Magazine, Ane Can Magazine, Nokia, Canon, Mitsubishi) 

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Ashton Eaton (African American/Caucasian) [American]

Ashton Eaton (African American/Caucasian) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Ashton Eaton (African American/Caucasian) [American]

 

Known as: Olympic Decathlon Athlete

 

London 2012 Summer Olympics: Men’s Decathlon (Won the Gold Medal)

 

Other Awards/Accolades: Gold Medal in the Heptathlon at the 2012 World Indoor Championships; Current World Record Holder in both the Decathlon & Heptathlon

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Census to Change Categories on Race

Census to Change Categories on Race | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"The Census Bureau wants to make broad changes to its surveys to keep pace with changing notions of race. The changes would drop use of the term “Negro,” leaving a choice of “black” or “African-American.” It would count Hispanics as separate from blacks and whites. It would also add write-in categories that would allow Middle Easterners and Arabs to specifically identify themselves. The census director, Robert M. Groves, says research during the 2010 census found that making these changes increased response rates and improved accuracy. The government currently defines Latino as an ethnicity. Census forms now instruct people to indicate if they have Hispanic origin and then check a race box such as “white” or “black.”" -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Flashback Thursday: Miles Austin (African-American/Caucasian) [American]

Flashback Thursday: Miles Austin (African-American/Caucasian) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Flashback Thursday: Miles Austin (African-American/Caucasian) [American]

 

Known as: Professional Football Player (Plays Wide Receiver for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys; 2 time NFL Pro Bowl selection)

 

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Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival 2012 | Review via Glenn Robinson

Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival 2012 | Review via Glenn Robinson | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Dana Solano, Apricot Brown

Devin Hughes, Contrast

Steven Riley, Mixed Race Studies

Matt Sax & Angela Wildflower Polk, Fellow Rebel

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Omar Wasow (African-American/German Jewish) [American]

Omar Wasow (African-American/German Jewish) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(African-American/German Jewish) [American]

 

Known as: On-air technology/internet analyst & charter school founder (TV: Oprah Winfey’s internet tutor during her “Oprah Goes Online” series, NBC’s Today Show, CNN’s American Morning, Tavis Smiley Show; Co-founder of BlackPlanet.com)

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Peter Westbrook (Japanese/African-American) [American]

Peter Westbrook  (Japanese/African-American) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Peter Westbrook (Japanese/African-American) [American]

 

Known as: Former saber fencing champion and founder of the Peter Westbrook Foundation (Bronze Medalist 1984 Summer Olympics; 10 time medalist Pan American Games; Five time member of the US Olympic Fencing team)

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Marcel Nguyen (Vietnamese/German) [German] ...

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Marcel Nguyen (Vietnamese/German) [German]

 

Known as: Medal Winning Olympic Gymnast

London 2012 Summer Olympics: Men’s Gymnastics Team for Germany; Won a Silver Medal in Men’s Individual All Around competition

 

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Lenny Kravitz (Bahamian/Russian Jewish) [American]

Lenny Kravitz (Bahamian/Russian Jewish) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Known as: Multiple Grammy award winning singer-songwriter & musician (Music: “Let Love Rule”, “Are You Gonna Go My Way”, “Fly Away”, “American Woman”, “Rock and Roll Is Dead”, “It Ain’t Over ‘til It’s Over”)

 

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Fade to Black and White: Interracial Images in Popular Culture

Fade to Black and White: Interracial Images in Popular Culture | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"There is no teasing apart what interracial couples think of themselves from what society shows them about themselves. Following on her earlier ground-breaking study of the social worlds of interracial couples, Erica Chito Childs considers the larger context of social messages, conveyed by the media, that inform how we think about love across the color line. Examining a range of media—from movies to music to the web—Fade to Black and White offers an informative and provocative account of how the perception of interracial sexuality as “deviant” has been transformed in the course of the 20th century and how race relations are understood today."

 

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fade to Black and White
1. Historical Realities and Media Representations of Race and Sexuality
2. The Prime-Time Color-Line: Interracial Couples and Television
3. It’s a (White) Man’s World
4. When Good Girls Go Bad
5. Playing the Color-Blind Card: Seeing Black and White in News Media
6. Multiracial Utopias: Youth, Sports and Music
Conclusion

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Zoë Kravitz (Bahamian, African-American, Jewish) [American]

Zoë Kravitz (Bahamian, African-American, Jewish) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Known as: Actress, singer & model (Movies: Angel Salvadore in “X-Men: First Class”, “The Brave One”, “No Reservations”, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”; TV: “Californication”; Modeling: Jalouse, Venus Zine, Elle, Vera Wang’s Princess; Music: Elevator Flight; daughter of past Daily Multiracial Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet)

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Flashback Thursday: Norah Jones (Indian/Caucasian) [American]

Flashback Thursday: Norah Jones (Indian/Caucasian) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Known as: Multiple Grammy Award Winning Singer-Songwriter, Musician & Actress

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Freddie Prinze, Jr. (Puerto Rican, German, English, Irish and Native American) [American]

Freddie Prinze, Jr. (Puerto Rican, German, English, Irish and Native American) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Known as: Award winning actor (Movies: “I Know What You Did Last Summer” series, “Scooby-Doo” series; TV: “24”, “Freddie”; Son of comedian/actor Freddie Prinze)

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Matthew Centrowitz (Guyanese/Caucasian) [American]

Matthew Centrowitz (Guyanese/Caucasian) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Known as: Track & Field Olympian

 

London 2012 Summer Olympics: Men’s 1500m race

 

Awards/Accolades: Bronze Medalist at the 2011 World Championships in the 1500m race

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Janelle B's curator insight, April 30, 2013 3:57 PM

It's a very good website! That tells you about track and the people that do track for a living.

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Lee Kiefer (Filipino/Caucasian) [American] ...

Lee Kiefer (Filipino/Caucasian) [American] ... | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Lee Kiefer (Filipino/Caucasian) [American]

 

Known as: Olympian Fencer London 2012 Summer Olympics: Women’s Individual Foil, Women’s Team Foil 

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Tips on writing about Asian America

Tips on writing about Asian America | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"dialect – avoid. Better to state that a person’s English is limited and then paraphrase.

 

ethnicity - only use when it clearly matters to the story and where it can be known for sure.

 

exotic – avoid: it normalizes whiteness.

 

illegal alien – acts are illegal, not people.

 

immigrant – like race and ethnicity, only bring it up if it clearly matters to the story. If so, date of entry might be helpful.

 

minority – not a synonym for people of colour. After 2042 everyone in America will be a minority. Be more specific.

 

model minority – at best a backhanded compliment, at worst, code for “lacking leadership potential”."

 

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Excellent advice, and not just for writing about Asian American(s).
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Carly Simon (French, African-American, Cuban, Jewish) [American]

Carly Simon (French, African-American, Cuban, Jewish) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Carly Simon (French, African-American, Cuban, Jewish) [American]

 

Known as: Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe winning singer-songwriter, musician, and children’s author (Singles: “You’re So Vain”, “Mockingbird”, “Haven’t Got Time For The Pain”, “Nobody Does It Better”, “You Belong To Me”; Albums: “No Secrets”, “Hotcakes”, “Boys in Trees”, “Coming Around Again”, “Anticipation”; Music: Member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame for “You’re So Vain”; Movies: Best Song Oscar for “Let the River Run” from “Working Girl”)

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Gabby Douglas | Abagond

Gabby Douglas | Abagond | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Gabrielle Douglas (December 31st 1995- ) is an American gymnast. She won two gold medals at the 2012 Olympics: team all-around and individual all-around in women’s gymnastics. The individual ...

 

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Profoundly Moved: Candice's Artistic Journey: Discovering the Sari

Profoundly Moved: Candice's Artistic Journey: Discovering the Sari | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"At the show people told me that I looked like a piece of art work and that the cloth I wore was the most beautiful they had ever seen. In fact, I was hugged more there by people than I had been in years. It was as if they were thanking me for wearing a sari. For three days I was lucky enough to don a sari, but on the last day, I wore Western clothes and what a world of difference that made! Conversations that had been respectful, enlightening and even surreal, degraded to school-boy banter about breasts. People even evinced surprise that I was a sculptor; I was no longer the worthy creator of my own work! I felt naked. I felt dethroned." -Candice Raquel Lee

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Re-writing Indigenous histories and research | Renee Holt

Re-writing Indigenous histories and research | Renee Holt | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"When we stand aside and say nothing, and accept the destruction of our culture, our way of life, and our ancestral ways of knowing, we have essentially given up. As adults, when we don’t question or seek answers we are passive participants." -Renee Holt

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Cultural Deprivation Syndrome | @nakagawascot

Cultural Deprivation Syndrome | @nakagawascot | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"Cultural Deprivation Syndrome, in this context, is just one of many byproducts of the political system of racism." - @nakagawascot
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