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Kid Capri (African American/Italian)...

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Kid Capri (African American/Italian) [American]

 

Known as: Famous Hip-Hop DJ & Rapper

 

 

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Multiracial Families, We Need to Support This! {Mixed Match Film} | Bicultural Mom™

Multiracial Families, We Need to Support This! {Mixed Match Film} | Bicultural Mom™ | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Mixed Match is an inspirational, emotional, and evocative feature-length documentary by multi award winning filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns that explores the need to find mixed ethnicity bone marrow and cord blood donors to donate to multiethnic patients suffering from life threatening blood diseases such as leukemia. This live action and animated film is a dramatic journey focusing on the main characters’ struggles to survive against incredible odds."

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Talking to Your Kids About Race

Talking to Your Kids About Race | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
In light of the Trayvon Martin tragedy, many people are asking, “What can I do to take action and prevent this from happening again?”  Well, a great place to start is in our own famili...
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Journalist explains young Filipino wife is not what you think - LA Observed

Journalist explains young Filipino wife is not what you think - LA Observed | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

“I’m looking for someone who will stay with me for the rest of my life,”

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Mixed Race Studies » Scholarly Perspectives on Mixed-Race » An Immigrant Neighborhood: Interethnic and Interracial Encounters in New York before 1930

Mixed Race Studies » Scholarly Perspectives on Mixed-Race » An Immigrant Neighborhood: Interethnic and Interracial Encounters in New York before 1930 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"How the crowded neighborhoods of New York’s Lower East Side gave rise to cross-racial and cross ethnic bonds before 1930

 

Examining race and ethnic relations through an intersectional lens, Shirley J. Yee’s An Immigrant Neighborhood investigates the ways that race, class, and gender together shaped concepts of integration and assimilation as well as concepts of whiteness and citizenship in lower Manhattan during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

 

In contrast to accounts of insulated neighborhoods and ethnic enclaves, Yee’s study unearths the story of working-class urban dwellers of various ethnic groups—Chinese, Jews, Italians, and Irish—routinely interacting in social and economic settings.

 

Recounting the lived experiences in these neighborhoods, Yee’s numerous, fascinating anecdotes—such as the story of an Irishman who served for many years as the only funeral director for Chinese residents—detail friendships, business relationships, and sexual relationships that vividly counter the prevailing idea that ethnic groups mixed only in ways that were marked by violence and hostility."

 

"At the root of the race problem were shifting meanings of whiteness."

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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

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"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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Amandla Stenberg (African American, Danish, Greenland Inuit)

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Amandla Stenberg (African American, Danish, Greenland Inuit) [American]

 

Known as: FIlm & TV Actress

 

Movies: Rue in “The Hunger Games”, “Colombiana”

 

TV: “A Taste of Romance”

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Does ‘Race’ Have a Future?

Philosophy & Public Affairs
Volume 35, Issue 4 (Fall 2007)
pages 293–317
DOI: 10.1111/j.1088-4963.2007.00115.x

Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy
Columbia University

 

"Is there a biological basis for dividing species into smaller units, and does appeal to this basis generate a division of our own species into races?"

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10 Fascinating Interracial Marriages in History

10 Fascinating Interracial Marriages in History | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Attitudes towards Interracial marriage have changed dramatically in just the last generation. In the United States it was not long ago when interracial marriage was made fully legal in the remaining states where it had not been.

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Key & Peele & Affirmative Action

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"On today's episode of Mixed Race Radio we will discuss the new Comedy Central sketch television series, Key & Peele which touts itself as a Biracial Comedy show.

 

Also, we will discuss the fact that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear Fisher v. Texas, a major case involving affirmative action in higher education. The decision in this case could end racial preferences in admissions — moving up the timetable from the justices’ 2003 ruling in Grutter v. Bollinger, which said, “The court expects that 25 years from now, the use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary.”

 

Is it time for colleges and universities to move past race? How can we tell when race-based preferences are no longer necessary?"

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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.

Wanda Sykes Finds Ancestors Thanks to Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

“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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