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Amanda Marshall (Black Trinidadian/White Canadian)

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Amanda Marshall (Black Trinidadian/White Canadian) [Canadian]

 

Known as: Pop-Rock Singer Music Videos: Let It Rain, Dark Horse, Birmingham, Beautiful Goodbye, If I Didn’t Have You 

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EPISODE 247- Mixed Chicks Chat on Mixed News

EPISODE 247- Mixed Chicks Chat on Mixed News | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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Unmixing for Race Making in Brazil

About Brazil's version of what's know in the U.S. as Affirmative  Action.

Brazil calls it the Racial Quota System. 

 

"At the federal university in Brazil’s capital city, Brasília, a special committee was constituted in 2004 to evaluate the application file photographs of self-classified negros (read “blacks” or “Afro-Brazilians”) applying to the university via a new racial quota system. An anthropologist, a sociologist, a student representative, and three negro movement actors make up that committee, and their identities are kept sub secreto (Maio and Santos 2005). If the committee does not consider a candidate to be a negro or negra, then he or she is disqualified. The applicant can, however, appeal the decision and appear in person before the committee to contest his or her racial classification (Universidade de Brasília 2004). The State University of Mato Grosso do Sul has also adopted the use of photographs and a verification committee for a racial quota system (UEMS 2004). At that institution, the committee is made up of two university representatives and three negro movement actors (Corrêa 2003)."

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Brazil in Black and White

The debate about quotas and affirmative action is a hotly debated topic in Brazil.
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CAFE CALIF. with Cris Franco: AFRO-LATINOS 2/4

An all Afro-Latino panel explores the challenges of being an invisible minority.
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Afrolatinos Documentary 2011 Promotional video

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Afrolatinos - México

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"Is there such a thing as black Mexicans? Who are Afro-Mexicans? What are the contributions of African’s to present day Mexico?

 

These were just some of the questions the team hoped to have answered during their trip to Mexico. They learned about many theories, public and expert opinions and untaught stories that left them to decipher and search for the truth. In the documentary "Afrolatinos" the aim is to show the face of Afro-Mexican’s and share with you the history of how and when they arrived to Mexico."

 

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FMP - Mark Wells on Afro-Latinos, part 1

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FMP - Mark Wells on race, identity and DNA, part 1

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DNA PROVES Black Americans are NOT who they think they are !! pt1

Irish heritage and Native heritage. 

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Vanilla - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vanilla - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Vanilla and chocolate are BOTH from Mexico! 

 

I'm just learning this now!?

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Mixed Chicks Chat Mixed Bag – EPISODE 246

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Black at Stuyvesant High — One Girl’s Experience

Black at Stuyvesant High — One Girl’s Experience | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"...it was not uncommon to find students who had never heard about the specialized high school exam; or to meet students who had signed up for the exam, but had never thought of taking a practice test or prep course — something common among white and Asian students; or to have guidance counselors tell him that Stuyvesant “isn’t for our kids.”

 

RUDI, who lives in the Wakefield section of the Bronx, attended sixth and seventh grades in Jamaica, and eighth grade in Mount Vernon, a Westchester County suburb. Her father, Donovan Miller, a director of accounting at Bronx Community College, recalled asking a colleague for advice about enrolling Rudi, the youngest of his three children, in “the best New York City high school.” The colleague advised Mr. Miller that he had to sign her up for the specialized high school exam and, if he wanted to improve her odds, to have her take some kind of test preparation program."

 

 

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Gabrielle Kniery (German/African American)...

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Gabrielle Kniery (German/African American) [American]

 

Known as: Professional Model (Contestant on Season 14 of “America’s Next Top Model”) 

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“What Are You?” Mixed Race Radio

“What Are You?” Mixed Race Radio | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"Welcome to Mixed Race Radio where we discuss what it means to be mixed race, biracial and multicultural in America today. We will introduce and discuss the differences using book and movie reviews...
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Photos: 'Left Behind: Life and Death along the Arizona Border '

Photos: 'Left Behind: Life and Death along the Arizona Border ' | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Photographer Jonathan Hollingsworth uses art to show the deadly side of border crossings.
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CAFE CALIF. with Cris Franco: AFRO-LATINOS 4/4

An all Afro-Latino panel explores the challenges of being an invisible minority.
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Black Mexico

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Afro-Mexicans of Costa Chica – by Bobby Vaughn

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Gaspar Yanga - Leader of a Slave Rebellion in Mexico

Gaspar Yanga - Leader of a Slave Rebellion in Mexico | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Gaspar Yanga—often simply Yanga or Nyanga—was a leader of a slave rebellion in Mexico during the early period of Spanish colonial rule. Said to be of the Bran people[1] and member of the royal family of Gabon,[2] Yanga came to be the head of a band of revolting slaves near Veracruz around 1570.[3] Escaping to the difficult terrain of the highlands, he and his people built a small maroon colony, or palenque.[3] For more than 30 years it grew, partially surviving by capturing caravans bringing goods to Veracruz. However, in 1609 the Spanish colonial government decided to undertake a campaign itself to regain control of the territory.[3]"

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CAFE CALIF. with Cris Franco: AFRO-LATINOS 3/4

An all Afro-Latino panel explores the challenges of being an invisible minority.

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Why you talk so white!

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Bob Burnquist - Daily Multiracial

Bob Burnquist - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Brazilian/Swedish) [Brazilian & American]

 

Known as: Professional Skateboarder (Multiple X Games Gold Medalist) 

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Svante Myrick - Daily Multiracial

Svante Myrick  - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Black/White) [American]

 

Known as: Mayor of Ithaca, New York, USA (At the age of 24, he is youngest Mayor in Ithaca history and one of the youngest in US History) 

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Funny Mixed American Life Coincidence :)

Funny Mixed American Life Coincidence :) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
These three blogs on my Blogroll just happen to be together because they are in alphabetical order lol :) #Serendipity Brown Sugar Cinnamon Carmels On Maple Street Cocoa Mamas  ...
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Marry a foreigner? 20 Reasons Why Marrying a Foreigner/Intermarriage is a Good Choice

Marry a foreigner? 20 Reasons Why Marrying a Foreigner/Intermarriage is a Good Choice | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

-Enjoy different dishes all the time
-Have a bilingual/trilingual child

-Visit different places all the time

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