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The Multiracial Advocacy Blog: Walking While Black

 "When President Obama came into office, he said he self-identifies as black. That is his right, his choice, and he has that option. What bothers me is the reason he gives for choosing to be black—because that is how people see him. Yes, it makes me feel less comfortable with a world leader who is so easily swayed by what other people think." -Susan

 

"I find it quite acceptable that as a world leader, President Obama is swayed by what other people think. We live in a democracy." -Steven F. Riley

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Teal Bunbury (Guyanese/Caucasian)...

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Teal Bunbury (Guyanese/Caucasian) [American/Canadian]

 

Known as: Professional Soccer/Football Player (Plays for Sporting Kansas City & The US National Team) 

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The Moth Podcast with Joyce Maynard: Something is A Breast

The Moth Podcast with Joyce Maynard: Something is A Breast | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

ReleasedMar 19, 2012

 

A woman details her evolving relationship with her breasts.

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“Black People Don’t Tip”: How Behavior Determines Racial Identity

“Black People Don’t Tip”: How Behavior Determines Racial Identity | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"This clip is taken from PBS’ online film festival from the category ”Who Are We?” In “Black People Don’t Tip,” persons are invited to examine and discuss a st..."

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John Mercer Langston (African-American, Native American, English)

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John Mercer Langston (African-American, Native American, English) [American]

 

Known as: Abolitionist, attorney, educator, and political activist (First person of African descent elected to the US Congress from Virginia; First President of Virginia State University; Fought for African-American freedom, education, equal rights and suffrage; Established and was the first Dean of Howard University’s Law School (first black law school in the US); Great-uncle of poet Langston Hughes)

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Afro Latino Forum

What does it mean to be black?
To be latino?
To be both?

Race, nationality, color, and identity, are often topics many of us shy away from.

The afrolatino forum, is an organization dedicated to bringing awareness to the issue of race and understanding the struggle for social justice.

Simply put, they answer the question, 'is race still an issue within the black and latin community?

And if so, how do we deal with it?

Josue Perea and Michael Lopez discussed more on them mission of the Afro Latino Forum.

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Wanda Sykes Finds Ancestors Thanks to Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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“The unique thing about [comedienne] Wanda [Sykes] is that she descends from 10 generations of free Virginia mulattos, which is more rare than descendants of mixed-race African-Americans who descend from English royalty,” Ms. Cerny wrote in an e-mail message.

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Carlos in DC: Election of Jimena Navarrete as Miss Universe: bad for Mexicans and for Latinas in the U.S.

Carlos in DC: Election of Jimena Navarrete as Miss Universe: bad for Mexicans and for Latinas in the U.S. | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"...beauty pageants are offensive shows of chauvinism, materialism and sexism, but they are bad also because they promote White supremacy in a very subtle, hidden way."

 

"Thus, these fake beauty pageants hurt the self esteem of our mothers and our sisters, they tell men how their women should look like. This is really bad considering that women are the pillars and foundations of our families, our communities, societies."

 

"Jimena Navarrete is a beautiful woman indeed, but she doesn’t look nor represent the physical beauty of most Mexican women, who descend mostly from Indigenous natives, and the mixture with African, Arab and Europeans mostly."

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Melissa Harris-Perry (African American/Caucasian)

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Melissa Harris-Perry (African American/Caucasian) [American]

 

Known as: Professor, author, television host and political commentator (Professor of Political Science at Tulane University; Host of MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” show)

 

Books: “Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought”, “Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America”

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The Obama Effect: Understanding Emerging Meanings of “Obama” in Anti-Discrimination Law

"...the term “Obama” itself has become a new tool for racial harassment and discrimination as well as a new tool for denying the reality of racism…"

 

Indiana Law Journal
Volume 87: Issue 1 (Spring 2012)
pages 328-348
Symposium: “Labor and Employment Under the Obama Administration: A Time for Hope and Change?”

 

Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Charles and Marion Kierscht Professor of Law
University of Iowa

 

Mario L. Barnes, Professor of Law
University of California, Irvine

 

Panel 6: Employment Law: Antidiscrimination Law Under a Black President in a “Post-Racial” America?

 

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Kyla Kupferstein · Stories

Kyla Kupferstein on Cowbird. Use Cowbird to keep a diary of your life and help us document the major sagas shaping the world.
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Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, Mexica – The Origins of Race Labels

Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, Mexica – The Origins of Race Labels | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"If you’re familiar with my writing, you’ve seen that I use the term ‘Hispanic Latino Mexica’ all together. You may have wondered why I use so many terms, what Mexica means and how to pronounce it.

 

I prefer including more descriptions to avoid offending anyone. Here’s a breakdown organized from general to specific."

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Andy Suzuki (Japanese/Jewish) [American] ...

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Andy Suzuki (Japanese/Jewish) [American]

 

Known as: Frontman for the band “Andy Suzuki and The Method”

 

Music Videos: Her Ghost, All of the Lights, Fool, Tegami 

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“As Black as We Wish To Be” – Thomas Chatterton Williams

“As Black as We Wish To Be” – Thomas Chatterton Williams | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"...science and sociology are powerless to console me — nor can they delineate a clear line in the sand beyond which identifying as black becomes absurd.”

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White Person + Asian Person = $

White Person + Asian Person = $ | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
American newlywed couples composed of a white person and an Asian person, on average, have the highest annual incomes— more than all-white couples, all-Asian couples, white-black couples, or any ...
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Cory Lee (Chinese/German)

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Cory Lee (Chinese/German) [Canadian]

 

Known as: Singer-songwriter & actress

 

Music Videos: “The Naughty Song”, Fashion Show, “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service”,

 

TV: Ms. Winnie Oh on “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, Karma on “Instant Star”

 

Movies: “The Con Artist”, “The Jazzman”, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”

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Speaking Latina: Race v. Ethnicity

Speaking Latina: Race v. Ethnicity | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"I asked the teacher where I would have had to sit in the bus. And because God has always used humor to teach me, a classmate answered, “In the middle.” People laughed of course, but the teacher (who I am pretty sure giggled as well) told me I would most likely have to sit in the rear of the bus. It was then that I learned about blacks with very light complexions passing for white, which only fueled my curiosity."

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Artist Profile: Kyra Climbingbear

Kyra Climbingbear is an urban Indian living in New Jersey. She is Eastern Band Cherokee/Lumbee and Black, is a singer and an activist. She is the mother of two small girls and is an R&B and traditional Cherokee music singer.

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Ben Henderson (Korean/African American)...

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Ben Henderson (Korean/African American) [American]

 

Known as: Mixed Martial Artist (Current UFC Lightweight Champion; Former WEC Lightweight Champion) 

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Amazon.com: Spurious Issues: Race And Multiracial Identity Politics In The United States (9780813336770): Rainier Spencer: Books

Amazon.com: Spurious Issues: Race And Multiracial Identity Politics In The United States (9780813336770): Rainier Spencer: Books...
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Darren Criss (Irish/Filipino)

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Flashback Thursday: Darren Criss (Irish/Filipino) [American]

 

Known as: Actor & Singer-Songwriter

 

TV: Blaine Anderson on “Glee”, “Eastwick”

 

Theater: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, “A Very Potter Musical”, “A Very Potter Sequel”

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Blu Cantrell (Native American (Narragansett), Cape Verdean, Italian)

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Blu Cantrell (Native American (Narragansett), Cape Verdean, Italian) [American]

 

Known as: Grammy nominated R&B/Soul Singer-Songwriter

 

Music Videos: Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!), Breathe (w/ Sean Paul)

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