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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] ...

Marcel Nguyen (Vietnamese/German) [German] ... | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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”)

 

source: dailymultiracial.com

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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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Flashback Thursday: Olivia Munn (Chinese/German-Irish) [American]

Flashback Thursday: Olivia Munn (Chinese/German-Irish) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Flashback Thursday: Olivia Munn (Chinese/German-Irish) [American]

 

Known as: Actress, Comedian, Model, Television Personality and Author (Author of “Suck It, Wonder Woman: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek”)

 

TV: “The Newsroom”, “Attack of the Show”, “The Daily Show”, “Perfect Couples”, “Beyond the Break”, “Greek”

 

Movies: “Magic Mike”, “The Babymakers”, “I Don’t Know How She Does It”, “Iron Man 2”, “Date Night”, “The Slammin’ Salmon”

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Mixed Race America: Who do you root for?

Mixed Race America: Who do you root for? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"The natural answer is the country you identify with--but for those of us with multiple heritages and/or passports, this can be a thorny answer.

 

One of the things I've realized is that I am drawn to rooting for people of color."

 

-Jennifer

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Will new age of mixed-race identities loosen the hold of race or tie it up in tighter knots?

Will new age of mixed-race identities loosen the hold of race or tie it up in tighter knots? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Moreover, Spencer said, while race may not truly exist, racism does, and OMB acted quite appropriately in ordering the racial data collapsed back into traditional categories for civil rights purposes…"

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Congratulations to Daily Multiracial Kyla Ross for winning a Gold Medal in the Women’s Gymnastic Team Competition!

Congratulations to Daily Multiracial Kyla Ross for winning a Gold Medal in the Women’s Gymnastic Team Competition! | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Congratulations to Daily Multiracial Kyla Ross for winning a Gold Medal in the Women’s Gymnastic Team Competition!

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Alia Shawkat (Kurdish, Irish, Norwegian) [American]

Alia Shawkat (Kurdish, Irish, Norwegian) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Alia Shawkat (Kurdish, Irish, Norwegian) [American]

 

Known as: TV & Film Actress

 

TV: Mae “Maeby” Fünke in “Arrested Development, “State of Grace”, “The Starter Wife”,

 

Movies: “Cedar Rapids”, “Whip It”, “Ruby Sparks”, “The Lie”, “Rebound”, “The Runaways”, “Deck the Halls”, “Queen of Cactus Cove”

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New Americans Documentary

New Americans Documentary | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"A documentary that explores the impact of the multiracial baby boom upon America, a country that has shed so much blood on the color line."

 

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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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Is Obama Now Black (Enough) Because He's White?

Is Obama Now Black (Enough) Because He's White? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"President Obama embodies and embraces tough questions about race like few others. His ever-evolving racial identity questions the construction of the color line.

 

Wouldn't it be real progress to admit that an increasing number of people who identify with monoracial identities like black and white might also be mixed?"

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‘Red Bone Girls,’ ‘Chocolate Legs,’ and Eric Benet’s Color-Complex Payday - COLORLINES

‘Red Bone Girls,’ ‘Chocolate Legs,’ and Eric Benet’s Color-Complex Payday - COLORLINES | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Even worse, says [Yaba] Blay, is what the use of the “redbone” label in the song says about the humanity of the woman at the center of it. “The assumption is that you know something about a so-called red bone just by looking at her body. In that way, she’s still on the auction block. The message is, ‘You ain’t sh#@t ouside of what I can see.’ And by the way, I see ‘chocolate’ the same way—it reduces people down to something to be consumed. That kind of thinking robs us of all of our humanity.”"

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Nathan Adrian (Chinese/Caucasian) [American]

Nathan Adrian (Chinese/Caucasian) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Nathan Adrian (Chinese/Caucasian) [American]

 

Known as: Multiple Medal Winning Olympic Swimmer

 

London 2012 Summer Olympics Events: Men’s 100m Freestyle (Won a Gold Medal), Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay (Won a SIlver Medal), Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay

 

Other Awards/Accolades: Gold Medal in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay at the 2008 Summer Olympics; 5 time Gold Medalist at the World Championships

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Mixed American - Nathan Adrian fastest in 100 freestyle prelims

Mixed American - Nathan Adrian fastest in 100 freestyle prelims | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Nathan Adrian of the U.S. qualified fastest in the 100-meter freestyle preliminaries at the London Games on Tuesday.

 

 

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Clearly Invisible | Marcia Dawkins | available 8/1

Clearly Invisible | Marcia Dawkins | available 8/1 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Everybody passes. Not just racial minorities. As Marcia Alesan Dawkins explains, passing has been occurring for millennia, since intercultural and interracial contact began. And with this profound new study, she explores its old limits and new possibilities: from women passing as men and able-bodied persons passing as disabled to black classics professors passing as Jewish and white supremacists passing as white." 

 

"We are lucky to have rising public intellectual, Marcia Alesan Dawkins, bring critical conversations about the Mixed experience into broader scholarship. Her work confirms that an understanding of the Mixed experience is essential to understanding who we are as Americans."
—Heidi W. Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

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Carmelo Anthony (Puerto Rican/African-American) [American]

Carmelo Anthony (Puerto Rican/African-American) [American] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Carmelo Anthony (Puerto Rican/African-American) [American]

 

Known as: Professional Basketball Player (Plays small forward for the New York Knicks; Also played for the Denver Nuggets and the USA National Team)

 

Honors: 5 time NBA All-Star, 4 time All-NBA Team; 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist; 2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist; 2003 NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player

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Obama Has Ties to Slavery Not by His Father but His Mother, Research Suggests | Mixed Race Studies

Obama Has Ties to Slavery Not by His Father but His Mother, Research Suggests | Mixed Race Studies | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

 "WASHINGTON — President Obama’s biography — son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas — has long suggested that unlike most African-Americans, his roots did not include slavery.

 

Now a team of genealogists is upending that thinking, saying that Mr. Obama’s mother had, in addition to her European ancestors, at least one African forebear and that the president is most likely descended from one of the first documented African slaves in the United States."

 

"The company said records suggested that Mr. Punch fathered children with a white woman, who passed her free status on to those children, giving rise to a family of a slightly different name, the Bunches, that ultimately spawned Mr. Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham…"

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