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American Indian Kids Fight to Maintain Identity

American Indian Kids Fight to Maintain Identity | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

This article has a photo of the registration form with the 'racial' check boxes which is pretty comprehensive except that NATIVE AMERICAN is missing. What an embarrassing over-site. I assume whoever made it forgot about Native Americans because they make up around 1% of U.S. population? On another note, this is the first form I've seen that has European American instead of 'White'. Amazing. I've been arguing that using European American is better because it states the foreignness of European Americans. So they got that right but then left off Native Americans :| #smh

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Mixing it up: Multiracialism redefines ... identity

Mixing it up: Multiracialism redefines ... identity | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

The article title is following the myth of hypodescent. The title should have been:
"Multiracialism redefines both European American & Asian American identity" or "Multiracialism defines Hapa identity"

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Pre-order @Baratunde's book #HowToBeBlack.

Pre-order @Baratunde's book #HowToBeBlack. | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Part autobiography, part stand-up routine, part contemporary political analysis, and astute all over, 'How to Be Black' might do more to expose and explore the shifting dynamics of race in America than all the Pew data of the past decade. Reading this book made me both laugh and weep with poignant recognition. Baratunde Thurston has given us a hysterical, irreverent exploration of one of America’s most painful and enduring issues. He captures the alchemy of familial narratives, community socialization, and individual volition that makes blackness a complex performance of the self. 'How to be Black' is the must read text of the so-called post-racial moment."
- Melissa Harris-Perry, contributing analyst for MSNBC and columnist for THE NATION

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We, The People? -Starlette McNeill

We, The People? -Starlette McNeill | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"We learn about race and begin to feel that we are… experts of the people."

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Yaya DaCosta - Daily Multiracial

Yaya DaCosta - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Brazilian, West African, Native American (Cherokee), Irish) [American]

 

Known as: Actress & Fashion Model (Finished second on the third season of “America’s Next Top Model”)

 

TV: “All My Children”, “America’s Next Top Model”, “Ugly Betty”, “House M.D.”

 

Movies: “The Kids Are Alright”, “TRON: Legacy”, “The Messenger”, “In Time”, “Take The Lead”, “Honeydripper”

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The Diverse Jamaican Accent!

"Funny video showing the different Jamaican accents and different versions of Patois used to tell the same story. Feel free to reply with a video to show how YOU would say this same story."

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We must fight for greater cultural diversity representation in our democracy and society

We must fight for greater cultural diversity representation in our democracy and society | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
By Enrique Tessieri

When I grew up in the United States, most if not all of our most popular television series kept us doped in an fantasy world where the only people that counted were white Eur...
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Steve Riley (Mixed Race Studies) interview by Michelle McCrary

Steve Riley (Mixed Race Studies) interview by Michelle McCrary | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"ITYC welcomes creator, founder and editor of the site Mixed Race Studies.org Steve Riley to the podcast this week. In his words, Riley began Mixed Race Studies in April of 2009 “in recognition of our family members and friends who are ‘mixed-race’ and/or raising ‘mixed-race’ children, in response the growing number self-identifying ‘mixed-race’ living here in the Washington, DC area, and finally in celebration of my interracial marriage to my loving wife of 16 years.”

 

We’ll talk to him about the site, what he’s learned about issues of mixed identity over the last few years, and if his work has revealed anything about his own interracial relationship."

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Big Hair - Woolly Hair Syndrome

Big Hair - Woolly Hair Syndrome | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"I'm no expert but I think her hair is what is known in the white circles as "woolly hair syndrome". When this hair occurs in white people, it's defined as a syndrome . . ."

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Photographs of the Loving's interracial marriage at a time when it was banned in 16 states

Photographs of the Loving's interracial marriage at a time when it was banned in 16 states | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
In 1959, Richard Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred, of African American and Native American descent, were arrested for marrying. They took it to the Supreme Court - where they changed history.
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'Race' Labels - A How To Guide

The vast majority of media has stopped using the term Negro, Negroid and Mongoloid - now please - can we stop using the outdated term Caucasian!?

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Megalyn Echikunwoke - Daily Multiracial

Megalyn Echikunwoke - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Nigerian-Igbo, German, Scots-Irish) [American]

 

Known as: Actress and model

 

TV: “The 4400”, “CSI:Miami”, “Spyder Games”, “Like Family”, “That 70’s Show”, “24”, “House of Lies”, “90210”

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One Drop Myth of Hypodecent | Dr. Yaba Blay on CNN Newsroom with Don Lemon

Don Lemon interviews Dr. Yaba Blay, Africana Studies Scholar and Author of the forthcoming (1)ne Drop: Conversations on Skin Color, Race, and Identity.
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Malcolm Gladwell - Daily Multiracial

Malcolm Gladwell - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(British/Jamaican) [Canadian]

 

Known as: The New Yorker magazine staff writer and best selling author (Books: “The Tipping Point”, “Blink”, “Outliers”, “What the Dog Saw”; Article: Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted; One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influencial People in 2005)

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The Nature of Race: How Scientists Think and Teach about Human Difference

The Nature of Race: How Scientists Think and Teach about Human Difference

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"What do Americans think "race" means? What determines one's race--appearance, ancestry, genes, or culture? How do education, government, and business influence our views on race? To unravel these complex questions, Ann Morning takes a close look at how scientists are influencing ideas about race through teaching and textbooks. Drawing from in-depth interviews with biologists, anthropologists, and undergraduates, Morning explores different conceptions of race--finding for example, that while many sociologists now assume that race is a social invention or "construct," anthropologists and biologists are far from such a consensus. She discusses powerful new genetic accounts of race, and considers how corporations and the government use scientific research--for example, in designing DNA ancestry tests or census questionnaires--in ways that often reinforce the idea that race is biologically determined. Widening the debate about race beyond the pages of scholarly journals, The Nature of Race dissects competing definitions in straightforward language to reveal the logic and assumptions underpinning today's claims about human difference.

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Kid Cudi - Daily Multiracial

Kid Cudi - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Mexican, Native American, African American) [American]

 

Known as: Hip-Hop rapper, singer-songwriter & actor

 

Music Videos: Day ‘N’ Nite, Pursuit Of Happiness, Erase Me

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Whiteness and Our Concerns - William Javier Nelson, Ph.D.

Whiteness and Our Concerns - William Javier Nelson, Ph.D. | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"...most Americans look at "whiteness" not as a description, but as a prescription for power and privilege. That is why the term is still used the way it is. It certainly isn't culture-based, because there are so many cultural things that the term "white" doesn't have anything to do with:

 

(1) There is no country called "white". 

(2) There is no language called "white". 

 

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Beyonce Touts L’Oreal Cosmetics That ‘Match’ Your Native American Shade

Beyonce Touts L’Oreal Cosmetics That ‘Match’ Your Native American Shade | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
In her new television commercials for L’Oreal’s TrueMatch line of cosmetics, pop star Beyonce says her face is “a mosaic of all the faces before it” while the words “African American … Native American … French” appear on screen.

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The Chinese in Mexico, 1882-1940

The Chinese in Mexico, 1882-1940 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Robert Romero argues that Chinese immigrants turned to Mexico as a new land of economic opportunity after the passage of the U.S. Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882."

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Nichelle Nichols on the impact of the first interracial kiss- EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG

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Making Whiteness Visible with Filmmaker Shakti Butler

Making Whiteness Visible with Filmmaker Shakti Butler | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Fri, February 3, 2012 5:30 PM

 

"The first guest in our special Black History Month series is filmmaker and executive director of World Trust Shakti Butler, PhD. Dr. Butler is the producer and director of several documentary films including, The Way Home, Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible and the forthcoming Cracking the Codes: Race & Relationships in the 21st Century."

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Filipino + Irish = Flippish!

Filipino + Irish = Flippish! | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Here is a book from one courageous mom who took it upon herself to tell the story of diversity and acceptance for her biracial family in her book, "I am Flippish!"

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Arthur Wharton - Daily Multiracial

Arthur Wharton - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Grenadian, Scottish, Fante Ghanian) [British (Gold Coast…now Ghana)]

 

Known as: First professional football/soccer of African decent (Also set the world record for the 100 yard sprint in 1886)

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Don Lemon: It only takes one drop – In America

Don Lemon: It only takes one drop – In America | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

ONE DROP: The law was real but the truth was backwards. 'Black' people created all people, including 'White' people.

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