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Chester See (Filipino, Caucasian, Native American)

Chester See (Filipino, Caucasian, Native American) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Chester See (Filipino, Caucasian, Native American) [American]

 

Known as: Singer-Songwriter & Actor

 

Music Videos: God Damn You’re Beautiful, Nice Guys (Acoustic), Bromance

 

TV/Movies: “Disney 365”, “The Fresh Beat Band”, “Consumption”

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The Commoditization of Hybridity – Laura J. Kuo

The Commoditization of Hybridity – Laura J. Kuo | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Sometimes I stumble on writing that reminds us of the colonization of the America’s by Europeans and the mixing by force as opposed to mixing by choice. In modern times most of the rhetoric ...
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“Dancing With The Stars” Winners Send A Message

“Dancing With The Stars” Winners Send A Message | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Never underestimate the power of imagery. Congratulations to Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd for winning this season’s Dancing With The Stars. It makes a difference for America to see couples like this, and there were and have been in the past, other Mixed couples (of course by couples I mean dancing partners). Even when just dance partners though, it shows how normal it is for people of different colors and ethnic groups to bond and have a great time together.

 

The more we see it, the more normal it is in reality.

 

So congrats."

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Interdisciplinary Conference on Race - Monmouth University

Interdisciplinary Conference on Race - Monmouth University | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

THIRD BIENNIAL
Interdisciplinary Conference on Race


THEME: Access and Privilege in Higher Education
DATE: Thursday, November 8 – Saturday, November 10, 2012
VENUE: Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ


The primary theme of the third biennial interdisciplinary conference on race at Monmouth University is access and privilege in higher education. Although the main conference theme is specifically related to access and privilege in higher education, we welcome all papers on race in the U.S./global societies from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including history, anthropology, sociology, economics (and labor), education, communication studies, and cultural studies.

 

SUBTHEMES:
White Privilege in U.S. Society
Whiteness in Global Societies
Race, Gender, Class
Gender and Privilege

 

SUGGESTED PAPER/PANEL TOPICS:
The History of African American Women in the Ivory Tower
Racism in Higher Education
Women and Family Friendly Issues on the College Campus
Hip Hop in the Classroom
White Male Privilege in Academia
Latina/o Experience and Higher Education
Asian Students and Higher Education
Black Students on Predominantly White Campuses
Access and Privilege in European Institutions of Higher Education
The Mixed Race Category and Diversity Education
Whiteness and U.S. Immigration History
Whiteness and U.S. Labor History
African Americans and the Tenure Process

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Miss Universe 1995 - Chelsi Smith (USA)

USA's Chelsi Smith won the Miss Universe crown in Windhoek, Namibia

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i m Race Project - Relaunched

i m Race Project - Relaunched | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Created by the fouder of @_iamrace_ to artistically challenge the microaggression of “What are you?” and to absurdify the “one drop” myth of hypodescent.

 

Submit your own ”one drop” poem and link to a family photo.

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Priscilla Chan: New doctor turned Mrs. Zuckerberg

Priscilla Chan: New doctor turned Mrs. Zuckerberg | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Priscilla Chan vaulted into the spotlight on Saturday when it was revealed she had married longtime boyfriend Mark Zuckerberg -- billionaire and Facebook founder. The wedding, according to media reports, came within days of Chan's graduation from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco.

 

The two met more than nine years ago while both were studying at Harvard. In a 2005 Harvard Crimson story about Zuckerberg leaving the university, he is quoted as asking Chan, identified as a "passing friend," "Hey, Priscilla, do you want a job at the Facebook?"

 

"I'd love a job at Facebook," she responds while "offering him a Twizzler."

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Jason Momoa (Native Hawaiian/German-Irish-Native American)

Jason Momoa (Native Hawaiian/German-Irish-Native American) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Jason Momoa (Native Hawaiian/German-Irish-Native American) [American]

 

Known as: Actor and Model (Movies: Conan in “Conan the Barbarian” remake; TV: Ronon Dex in “Stargate: Atlantis”, Khal Drogo in “Game of Thrones”, Jason Ioane in “Baywatch”, Frankie Seau in “North Shore”)

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Naya Rivera (African American-German/Puerto Rican)

Naya Rivera (African American-German/Puerto Rican) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Naya Rivera (African American-German/Puerto Rican) [American]

 

Known as: Actress and singer (TV: Santana Lopez in “Glee” ”The Royal Family”) 

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School District Takes Issue With Urrea Interview; Urrea Responds | BillMoyers

School District Takes Issue With Urrea Interview; Urrea Responds | BillMoyers | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Read Tucson Unified School District's objection to assertions made during the interview, and Urrea's response.

 

The real point is that ethnic studies is not anti-American but is in fact a gateway to American culture for disenfranchised populations who don’t always know how to access that culture."

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Multiracial Oath of Social Responsibility

Multiracial Oath of Social Responsibility | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"I want to make a difference in this world. Therefore:

 

I strive to improve race relations.

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I recognize the people who have made it possible for me to affirm my multiracial identity.

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I must fight all forms of oppression as the oppression of one is the oppression of all.

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(CLICK TITLE for whole oath)

 

Copyright 2004, Maria P. P. Root"

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book! Super cute! This sweet story is about a biracial little girl who stays home with (White) dad while her (Black) mom goes to the beauty shop for her weekly scheduled appointment. She “does” her daddy’s hair while she anticipates what mommy will look like when she comes home."

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Race: Know When to Hold It and When to Fold It

Race: Know When to Hold It and When to Fold It | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"This panel seeks to change the conversation from “What can technology conferences do about diversity?” to “What can attendees do about diversity at technology conferences?” The panel is composed of speakers who have each presented at multiple technology conferences on topics that did not focus on race or diversity but instead spoke on topics of sci-fi, electronic ownership of email and digital wills, the influence of mobile development via comic books, social media for youth and business automation lessons from Amazon. While the diversity of some major tech conferences has steadily improved over the years, geek culture - which remains overwhelmingly white and male - is still the norm. This can be daunting for people who, despite being experts in technology and new media, don’t see themselves reflected in the marketing materials or content. Panelists will share how individuals can contribute to making technology conferences more inclusive."

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Roy Campanella (African-American/Italian (Sicilian))

Roy Campanella (African-American/Italian (Sicilian)) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Roy Campanella (African-American/Italian (Sicilian)) [American]

 

Known as: Legendary Professional Baseball Catcher (1969 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee; 1971 Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame inducetee; 8 time MLB All-Star; 3 time National League MVP; Featured on a US Postage Stamp in 2006; Ranked number 50 on The Sporting News’ 1999 list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players; One of the first MLB players of African-American descent)

 

Teams Played For: Brooklyn Dodgers (Major Leauge Baseball); Baltimore Elite Giants (Negro Leagues); Monterrey Sultans (Mexican League)

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Melungeon DNA Study Reveals Ancestry, Upsets ‘A Whole Lot Of People’

Melungeon DNA Study Reveals Ancestry, Upsets ‘A Whole Lot Of People’ | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For years, varied and sometimes wild claims have been made about the origins of a group of dark-skinned Appalachian residents once known derisively as the Melungeons. Some speculated they were descended from Portuguese explorers, or perhaps from Turkish slaves or Gypsies.

 

Now a new DNA study in the Journal of Genetic Genealogy attempts to separate truth from oral tradition and wishful thinking. The study found the truth to be somewhat less exotic: Genetic evidence shows that the families historically called Melungeons are the offspring of sub-Saharan African men and white women of northern or central European origin.

 

And that report, which was published in April in the peer-reviewed journal, doesn’t sit comfortably with some people who claim Melungeon ancestry.

 

“There were a whole lot of people upset by this study,” lead researcher Roberta Estes said. “They just knew they were Portuguese, or Native American.”…

 

…In recent decades, interest in the origin of the Melungeons has risen dramatically with advances both in DNA research and in the advent of Internet resources that allow individuals to trace their ancestry without digging through dusty archives.

 

G. Reginald Daniel, a sociologist at the University of California-Santa Barbara who’s spent more than 30 years examining multiracial people in the U.S. and wasn’t part of this research, said the study is more evidence that race-mixing in the U.S. isn’t a new phenomenon.

 

“All of us are multiracial,” he said. “It is recapturing a more authentic U.S. history.”

 

Estes and her fellow researchers theorize that the various Melungeon lines may have sprung from the unions of black and white indentured servants living in Virginia in the mid-1600s, before slavery…"

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When a Boy Found a Familiar Feel in a Pat of the Head of State

When a Boy Found a Familiar Feel in a Pat of the Head of State | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"WASHINGTON — For decades at the White House, photographs of the president at work and at play have hung throughout the West Wing, and each print soon gives way to a more recent shot. But one picture of President Obama remains after three years."

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Chelsi Smith (African-American/Caucasian)...

Chelsi Smith (African-American/Caucasian)... | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Chelsi Smith (African-American/Caucasian) [American]

 

Known as: 1995 Miss Universe & Miss USA (Modeled for Hawaii Tropic, Jantzen, Pontiac, Venus Swimwear; Appeared on “Martin”, “Due South”, “Playas Ball”, “One Flight Stand”)

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Mixed Race Radio - Meet Dr. Carlos Cortes Author of Rose Hill

Mixed Race Radio - Meet Dr. Carlos Cortes Author of Rose Hill | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Wed, May 23, 2012 09:00AM

 

"Dr. Carlos E. Cortés is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Riverside. Since 1990 he has served on the summer faculty of the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, since 1995 has served on the faculty of the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, and since 1999 has been an adjunct faculty member of the Federal Executive Institute.

 

His most recent book is his autobiography, Rose Hill: An Intermarriage before Its Time (Berkeley, CA: Heyday, 2012). Other books include The Children Are Watching: How the Media Teach about Diversity and The Making -- and Remaking -- of a Multiculturalist, published by Teachers College Press.

 

Cortés is general editor of the forthcoming Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia (Sage, 2012), Scholar-in-Residence with Univision Communications, and Creative/Cultural Advisor for Nickelodeon's Peabody-award-winning children's television series, "Dora the Explorer," and its sequel, "Go, Diego, Go!," for which he received the 2009 NAACP Image Award. He also travels the country performing his one-person autobiographical play, A Conversation with Alana: One Boy's Multicultural Rite of Passage, while he co-wrote the book and lyrics for the musical, We Are Not Alone: Tomás Rivera –- A Musical Narrative, which premiered in 2011.

 

A consultant to many government agencies, school systems, universities, mass media, private businesses, and other organizations, Cortés has lectured widely throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia on the implications of diversity for education, government, private business, and the mass media."

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In The Mix: Conversations With Artists...Between Races

In The Mix: Conversations With Artists...Between Races | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"In The Mix: Conversations with Artists...Between Races" by Dmae Roberts is a radio exploration of Mixed Race.

 

Through the voices of artists who have dedicated their lives to building bridges and bringing to light interracial issues and themes, Roberts takes us on a journey to understanding what means to be of Mixed Race.

 

This is an NPR-news friendly 54 minute one-time special.

 

Produced by award-winning producer Dmae Roberts of MediaRites, and distributed by Public Radio International.

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The Lovings at their Central Point home in southeastern Caroline with their children

The Lovings at their Central Point home in southeastern Caroline with their children | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

The Lovings at their Central Point home in southeastern Caroline with their children, Peggy, Donald and Sidney, in 1967. The last U.S. couple to fight the legal battle to marry outside their phenotype / haplotype 
photo from
http://blogs.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk/2012/02/06/film-retells-lovings%E2%80%99-love-story/
also at
http://www.philasun.com/news/2697/28/Loving-Story-shows-unlikely-civil-rights-heroes.html

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Don't Freak Out About the White Babies - Funny

Jay Smooth helps America adjust to the news that for the first time in history, a majority of American babies born in the last year were minorities.
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Between Two Worlds - Luis Alberto Urrea - Life on the Border | Bill Moyers

Between Two Worlds - Luis Alberto Urrea - Life on the Border | Bill Moyers | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"No writer understands the border culture between Mexico and the United States more intimately than Luis Alberto Urrea, whose life is the stuff of great novels. Son of a Mexican father and Anglo mother, Urrea grew up first in Tijuana and then just across the border in San Diego. Over the years he has produced a series of acclaimed novels, including The Hummingbird’s Daughter, The Devil’s Highway, and his latest, Queen of America — each a rich and revealing account of the people of the borderlands that join and separate our two nations.

 

Earlier this year, a number of books were removed from Tucson, Arizona classrooms when the Tucson school district eliminated a Mexican-American studies program on the accusation it was “divisive.” The program included references to Urrea’s work. Urrea talks with Bill Moyers about that episode as he unfolds the modern reality of life on the border."

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Video: Voices of Transracial Adoptees

Video: Voices of Transracial Adoptees | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Transracial Adoptees share their thoughts on identity and stereotypes. 

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Making the Chinese Mexican: Global Migration, Localism, and Exclusion in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Making the Chinese Mexican: Global Migration, Localism, and Exclusion in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Making the Chinese Mexican is the first book to examine the Chinese diaspora in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. It presents a fresh perspective on immigration, nationalism, and racism through the experiences of Chinese migrants in the region during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Navigating the interlocking global and local systems of migration that underlay Chinese borderlands communities, the author situates the often-paradoxical existence of these communities within the turbulence of exclusionary nationalisms.

 

The world of Chinese fronterizos (borderlanders) was shaped by the convergence of trans-Pacific networks and local arrangements: against a backdrop of national unrest in Mexico and in the era of exclusionary immigration policies in the United States, Chinese fronterizos carved out vibrant, enduring communities that provided a buffer against virulent Sinophobia. This book challenges us to reexamine the complexities of nation-making, identity formation, and the meaning of citizenship. It represents an essential contribution to our understanding of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands."

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