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Rob Schneider (Jewish/Filipino-German)...

Rob Schneider (Jewish/Filipino-German)... | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Rob Schneider (Jewish/Filipino-German) [American]

 

Known as: Comedian and Actor (TV: “Saturday Night Live”, “Men Behaving Badly”; Movies: “Deuce Bigalow” series, “The Hot Chick”, “The Animal”, “50 First Dates”)

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Flashback Thursday: Daniel Henney (Korean/Irish)

Flashback Thursday: Daniel Henney (Korean/Irish) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Flashback Thursday: Daniel Henney (Korean/Irish) [American]

 

Known as: Actor and model

 

TV: “Three Rivers”, “My Lovely Sam Soon”, “The Fugitive: Plan B”

 

Movies: “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, “My Father”, “Seducing Mr. Perfect”

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American Anthropological Association Statement on "Race"

"The following statement was adopted by the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association, acting on a draft prepared by a committee of representative American anthropologists. It does not reflect a consensus of all members of the AAA, as individuals vary in their approaches to the study of "race." We believe that it represents generally the contemporary thinking and scholarly positions of a majority of anthropologists."

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Alicia Keys (African-American/Italian-Scottish-Irish)

Alicia Keys (African-American/Italian-Scottish-Irish) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Alicia Keys (African-American/Italian-Scottish-Irish) [American]

 

Known as: Multiple Grammy award winning Singer-songwriter, musician and actress (Singles: “No One”, “If I Ain’t Got You”, “You Don’t Know My Name”,”Karma”,”Fallin”,”My Boo”; Albums: “Songs in A Minor”,”The Diary of Alicia Keys”,”As I Am”; Films: “Smokin’ Aces”,”The Nanny Diaries”,”The Secret Life of Bees”)

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apl.de.ap (Filipino/African American)...

apl.de.ap (Filipino/African American)... | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
apl.de.ap (Filipino/African American) [American (Born in the Philippines)]

 

Music Videos (with The Black Eyed Peas): I Gotta Feeling, Where Is The Love?, Boom Boom Pow, The Time (Dirty Bit), Let’s Get It Started, Pump It, My Humps

 

Music Videos (as apl.de.ap): Mama Filipina, We Can Be Anything, Take me to the Philippines

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Adrian Fenty (Italian, Barbadian, Panamanian)...

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Adrian Fenty (Italian, Barbadian, Panamanian) [American]

 

Known as: Politician, Professor, and Special Counsel (Former Mayor of the District of Columbia; He was the youngest mayor in the history of DC; Focused on education reform in DC; Former D.C. Councilman)

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Mixed Chicks Chat: Episode - Mixed Chicks Chat with Andrew Jolivette

Mixed Chicks Chat: Episode - Mixed Chicks Chat with Andrew Jolivette | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Andrew Jolivette received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is associate professor and chair of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University where he is an affiliated faculty member in Race & Resistance Studies and the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. He is the author of three books,Cultural Representation in Native America (2006), Louisiana Creoles: Cultural Recovery and Mixed Race Native American Identity(2007), and Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority (2012). Jolivette is currently working on a new book, Indian Blood: Mixed Race Gay Men, Transgender Women, and HIV. He is a former Ford Foundation postdoctoral fellow and the editor of a special volume of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, “Indigenous Landscapes Post-Katrina: Beyond Invisibility and Disaster.” He is the board President of and a national speaker with the Institute for Democratic Education and Culture-Speak Out, the Co-Chair of the GLBT Historical Society Board, Vice-Chair of the board of the DataCenter for Research Justice, and the former Board President of iPride—an organization for multiracial youth and families. Jolivette currently serves on the 2-Spirit HIV/AIDS Advisory Board of the Native American Health Center in Oakland, California. Dr. Jolivette was the Indigenous People’s Representative at the United Nations Development Programme’s Global Forum on HIV and the Law in 2011. Professor Jolivette is an IHART (Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training) Fellow at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle. His current research which includes a pilot study at the Native American AIDS Project in San Francisco focuses on Indigenous stress coping mechanisms, inter-generational trauma, healing, and cultural leadership in the context of HIV risk in urban American Indian populations."

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Benjamin Bratt (Peruvian Quechua/German-English)

Benjamin Bratt (Peruvian Quechua/German-English) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Benjamin Bratt (Peruvian Quechua/German-English) [American]

 

Known as: Award winning TV & Film Actor

 

TV: Detective Rey Curtis in “Law & Order”, William Banks in “The Cleaner”

 

Movies: Miss Congeniality, Traffic

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Channel 8 Talks With Shooting Suspect's Brother

Channel 8 Talks With Shooting Suspect's Brother | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Alvin Watts, 32, is one of the two men arrested in connection with Friday's North Tulsa shooting spree. Yvonne Lewis sat down with Alvin's brother Michael.

 

The Watts family is a mixed-race one, with white, black and Native American relatives."

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A Mixed Bag: Examining the College Experience of Multi-Racial Students - By Andrea Williams

A Mixed Bag: Examining the College Experience of Multi-Racial Students - By Andrea Williams | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"For Theresa Lopez, the daughter of a white mother and a Latino father, the issues started with her application to the University of Illinois. “I was not given the option to be both white and Hispanic because the boxes were marked ‘White (Non-Hispanic)’ and ‘Hispanic (Non-White),’ making me feel as though whoever created the application was under the impression that white people and Hispanics could not have babies together,” says Lopez. “I would prefer, however, to call myself both white and Hispanic without denying either ancestry.”

 

The problems didn’t stop there for the college senior. In a society where people are confident in their own assumptions, even going to dinner becomes a lesson in cultural sensitivity. “When we go to eat at the local Mexican restaurant here in town, my friend, who is Columbian but does not speak Spanish, is always waited on in Spanish while I am always greeted in English because of the way I look,” says Lopez, whose blonde hair and blue eyes belie her Hispanic roots. “It makes me upset sometimes because even though I continue to speak Spanish to them, they seem to think I'm just some white girl who is trying to speak their language and be a part of their people. But I'm their people, too.”"

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Michael Copon (Filipino/German) [American] ...

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Michael Copon (Filipino/German) [American]

 

Known as: Actor, model, producer, singer

 

TV: “One Tree Hill”, “Power Rangers Time Force”, “Beyond The Break”, “Greek”, “That’s So Raven”

 

Movies: “Music High, “247°F”, “BoyBand”

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Victoria Rowell (African-American/English)...

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Victoria Rowell (African-American/English) [American]

 

TV: Drucilla Barber on “The Young and The Restless”, Amanda Bentley-Livingston on “Diagnosis Murder”, “The Cosby Show”, “Herman’s Head”, “Noah’s Arc”

 

Movies: “Eve’s Bayou”, “Home of the Brave”, “The Distinguished Gentleman”, “Dumb & Dumber”, “A Perfect Fit”, “A Wake in Providence”

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Introducing Halfbreed Clothing Company

Introducing Halfbreed Clothing Company | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
On todays episode of Mixed Race Radio we will meet RudyTee CEO/Founder of Halfbreed Clothing Company A Lifestyle Brand for Multi-ethnic people who are learning loving and living with many differenct races.
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Community Village Sites's comment, April 19, 2012 3:51 PM
I listened to the talk last night. I can sympathize with both sides. The positive part about the t-shirts is that they are "In your face" like Rudy T. said. That gives an opening for dialog so people can question the concept of 'race'. The negative part is that the message is a 'racial' slur and, like Steven Riley said, reinforces belief in breeds ('races'). I think Rudy T. enjoys the controversy, the dialog, and the experimenting with branding himself - since he is in the marketing business. It's all very interesting the more I think about it.

PS - His about page still sounds like a supremacy site. That's the problem with pride and branding. People get carried away saying how great their 'product' is to the point of bending the truth.
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Jhené Aiko (aka Jhené Chilombo) (Japanese, Spanish, Afro-Dominican, African American, German Jewish, Native American (Yaqui, Choctaw, Cherokee, Navajo))

Jhené Aiko (aka Jhené Chilombo) (Japanese, Spanish, Afro-Dominican, African American, German Jewish, Native American (Yaqui, Choctaw, Cherokee, Navajo)) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Jhené Aiko (aka Jhené Chilombo) (Japanese, Spanish, Afro-Dominican, African American, German Jewish, Native American (Yaqui, Choctaw, Cherokee, Navajo)) [American]

 

Known as: Pop/R&B Singer-Songwriter

 

Music Videos: No L.O.V.E., My Mine, Stranger, ScHoolboy Q (w/ Fantasy), Snapped

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Kaqchikel (a Mayan language) with English subtitles

Facinating to listen to Indigenous Native American languages - especially because some have been wiped out already.

 

Also interesting to hear the "tl" sounds in so many words. We have a sister and niece by the name of Xochitl and even my native wife had a hard time pronouncing it at first lol. 

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Clifton Collins Jr. (Mexican/Anglo-American)...

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Clifton Collins Jr. (Mexican/Anglo-American) [American]

 

Known as: Award Winning Film and TV actor (Films: “Star Trek”, “Extract”,”The Boondocks Saints II”,”Brothers”; TV: “The Event”,”The Shield”,”Alias”)

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Zendaya (aka Zendaya Coleman) (Dutch/African American)

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Zendaya (aka Zendaya Coleman) (Dutch/African American) [American]

 

Known as: Actress, singer & dancer

TV: Rocky Blue on “Shake It Up!”, “Frenemies”, “Disney 365”

 

Music Videos: Something to Dance for/TTYLXOX (mashup), Swag It Out

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Lou Diamond Phillips (Scots-Irish-Cherokee/Filipino (Spanish, Chinese, Hawaiian and Japanese))

Lou Diamond Phillips (Scots-Irish-Cherokee/Filipino (Spanish, Chinese, Hawaiian and Japanese)) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Lou Diamond Phillips

(Scots-Irish-Cherokee/Filipino (Spanish, Chinese, Hawaiian and Japanese)) [American]

 

Known as: Award winning Film, TV and Theater Actor

 

Movies: “La Bamba”, “Stand and Deliver”, “Courage Under Fire”, “Young Guns”, “The Big Hit”; TV: “24”, “Numb3rs”, “Stargate Universe”

 

Theater: “The King and I”

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datelinemovies.com's curator insight, September 10, 2014 1:34 PM

He was given a citation in our country several years back as a Filipino who made good in Hollywood as an actor.  He is very friendly and really down to earth.

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The ‘Good’ & ‘Bad’ of Interracial Relationships | Bicultural Mom™

The ‘Good’ & ‘Bad’ of Interracial Relationships | Bicultural Mom™ | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"One of the disadvantages of being an interracial couple is the fact that you have to bite your tongue so often in order to get by unscathed."

 

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The Other Side of Bullying with Dr. Cherrye S. Vasquez

The Other Side of Bullying with Dr. Cherrye S. Vasquez | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Today we discuss the ldquoOther Siderdquo of Bullyinghellip.What if Your Child is the Bully On todays episode of Mixed Race Radio we will discuss the ldquoother siderdquo of Bullying and what it means when your child is the bully.

 

How can you tell if your child is a bully?"

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As Racist as We Wish to Be: Project RACE, “The Talk”, Obama and the Fear of Blackness

by Steven F. Riley

 

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Three years later and not a day wiser...

 

...in a still pre-post-racial America...

 

Accepting and embracing a mixed-race identity hardly reveals racial progress. As it is currently constructed, mixed-race identity does not dismantle racial hierarchies. Rather, it reiterates white supremacy by attempting to etch a space for itself somewhere under whiteness–which it knows it can never access–and definitely above blackness.

 

...

 

Thus in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin tragedy when multitudes of commentators of all racialized identities proclaim “We are Trayvon,” Graham and Project RACE, proclaim “We are not black.”

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Rashida Jones (African-American/Jewish)...

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Rashida Jones (African-American/Jewish) [American]

 

Known as: Film & TV Actress 

 

TV: “Parks and Recreation”, “The Office”, “Boston Public”

 

Movies: “The Social Network”, “I Love You, Man”) and daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton

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