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1957 Orval Faubus: The Mike Wallace Interview

The Mike Wallace Interview
Orval Faubus
9/15/57
Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas, talks to Wallace from the Governor's mansion in Little Rock during his standoff with the Federal Government over the integration of Little Rock Central High School. Faubus had called in the National Guard to bar the African-American students from the school and had met the day before this interview with President Eisenhower in an effort to resolve the conflict.

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Unexpected Love For The Unexpecting

Unexpected Love For The Unexpecting | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"... And that’s when I hit up Craigslist (insert “ominous organ music” here)."

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What Race Doesn’t Know

What Race Doesn’t Know | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"So, what are you?" This is one of the most absurd and honestly, useless questions that I have ever heard asked while in conversation. The person posing the question has looked at you and is unable...
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Ne-Yo - Daily Multiracial

Ne-Yo - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(African American, Chinese) [American]

 

Known as: Grammy award winning singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor (Songwriter for many artists including Rihanna, Beyonce, Leona Lewis, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Enrique Iglesias)

 

Music Videos: So Sick, Because of You, Closer, Miss Independent, Sexy Love, Mad

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The Daily Multiracial - Anything you’d like to see in 2012?

Anything you'd like to see in 2012? With January 2012 here, we are only a few weeks from completing the first full year of The Daily Multiracial. That’s right…on January 29th, we will have reached the...
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Kelsey Chow - Daily Multiracial

Kelsey Chow - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Chinese, English, Native American (Cherokee)) [American]

 

Known as: TV & Film Actress

 

TV: “One Tree Hill”, “Pair of Kings”, “Den Brother”, “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”

 

Movies: “The Amazing Spider-Man” (upcoming 2012 movie)

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Homer Plessy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Homer Plessy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"On any other day in 1892, Plessy with his pale skin color could have ridden in the train car restricted to white passengers without notice. He was classified "7/8 white" or octoroon according to the language of the time. Although it is often interpreted as Plessy had only one great grandmother of African descent, both of his parents are identified as free persons of color on his birth certificate. The racial categorization is based on appearance rather than genealogy.[2]
Hoping to strike down segregation laws, the Citizens' Committee of New Orleans (Comité des Citoyens) recruited Plessy to violate Louisiana's 1890 separate-car law. To pose a clear test, the Citizens' Committee gave advance notice of Plessy's intent to the railroad, which had opposed the law because it required adding more cars to its trains.[2]
On June 7, 1892, Plessy bought a first-class ticket for the commuter train that ran to Covington, sat down in the car for white riders only and the conductor asked whether he was a colored man, Medley said. The committee also hired a private detective with arrest powers to take Plessy off the train at Press and Royal streets, to ensure that he was charged with violating the state's separate-car law.[2]
Everything the committee plotted went as planned except for result, which was the Supreme Court decision in 1896.
By then the composition of the U.S. Supreme Court had gained a more segregationist tilt, and the committee knew it would likely lose. But it chose to press the cause anyway, Medley said. "It was a matter of honor for them, that they fight this to the very end."

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Taimak - Daily Multiracial

Taimak - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(aka Taimak Guarriello) (Italian/African American) [American]

 

Known as: Actor, Martial Artist & Stuntman

 

Movies: Leroy Green in “The Last Dragon”, “Book of Swords”, “Repeat Offenders: Jamais Vu”

 

TV: “Beverly Hills, 90210”, “Third Watch”, “A Different World”

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Salli Richardson - Daily Multiracial

Salli Richardson - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(African American, Native American (Cherokee), Irish, Italian, English) [American]

 

Known as: TV & Film Actress

 

Movies: “I Am Legend”, “Antwone Fisher”, “A Low Down Dirty Shame”, “Black Dynamite”, “Posse”, “Biker Boyz”

 

TV: “Eureka”, “Family Law”, “Rude Awakening”, “Mercy Point”, “CSI: Miami”

Voice Acting: Elisa in “Gargoyles”

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Mary Seacole - Daily Multiracial

Mary Seacole - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Scottish/Jamaican Creole) [Jamaican]

 

Known as: Famous Nurse (Well known for her involvement in the Crimean War and fighting cholera in Panama; Her autobiography, “Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands” is one of the earliest autobiographies of a multiracial woman; Also known as “Mother Seacole”; Contemporary of Florence Nightingale)

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Walking Toward the Sunset: The Melungeons of Appalachia (Melungeons: History, Culture, Ethnicity, & Literature)

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Recovering History, Constructing Race: The Indian, Black, and White Roots of Mexican Americans

Recovering History, Constructing Race: The Indian, Black, and White Roots of Mexican Americans | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"The history of Mexican Americans is a history of the intermingling of races—Indian, White, and Black. This racial history underlies a legacy of racial discrimination against Mexican Americans and their Mexican ancestors that stretches from the Spanish conquest to current battles over ending affirmative action and other assistance programs for ethnic minorities. Asserting the centrality of race in Mexican American history, Martha Menchaca here offers the first interpretive racial history of Mexican Americans, focusing on racial foundations and race relations from prehispanic times to the present."

 

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Travie McCoy - Daily Multiracial

Travie McCoy - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Haitian, Irish, Native American) [American]

 

Known as: Singer & Rapper (Lead vocalist of the band “Gym Class Heroes”)

 

Music Videos (with Gym Class Heroes): Stereo Hearts, Cupid’s Chokehold, Cookie Jar

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The Painful Familiar

The Painful Familiar | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The painful familiar. It is the concept that I discuss in the introduction of my book Conscious, a description of the racialized life and specifically, for me socially defined blackness. Acceptin...
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Rachael Yamagata - Daily Multiracial

Rachael Yamagata - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Japanese/German-Italian) [American]

 

Known as: Singer-songwriter & musician (Her songs have appeared in numerous TV shows; Has collaborated with the likes of Jason Mraz & Ryan Adams)

 

Music Videos/Audio: Elephants, Worn Me Down, Be Be Your Love, Letter Read, Sunday Afternoon

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Love dilemma for Caribbean people | BBC News

Love dilemma for Caribbean people | BBC News | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The Carib people of Dominica face challenges to their way of life and community, reports the BBC's Andy Gallacher from Dominica...
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For Many Latinos, Race Is More Culture Than Color

For Many Latinos, Race Is More Culture Than Color | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Quotes of interest:

 

More than 18 million Latinos checked this “other” box in the 2010 census, up from 14.9 million in 2000. It was an indicator of the sharp disconnect between how Latinos view themselves and how the government wants to count them. Many Latinos argue that the country’s race categories — indeed, the government’s very conception of identity — do not fit them.

 

Census Bureau officials have acknowledged that the questionnaire has a problem, and say they are wrestling with how to get more Latinos to pick a race.

 

When respondents do not choose a race, the Census Bureau assigns them one, based on factors like the racial makeup of their neighborhood, inevitably leading to a less accurate count.

 

Some of the latest research, however, shows that many Latinos — like Irish and Italian immigrants before them — drop the Latino label to call themselves simply “white.” A study published last year in the Journal of Labor Economics found that the parents of more than a quarter of third-generation children with Mexican ancestry do not identify their children as Latino on census forms.

 

“If the question is ‘What’s your heritage?’ I’d say Irish-Mexican,” he said. “But the question is ‘What are you?’ and the answer is I’m white.” -James Paine

 

Over the decades, the Census Bureau has repeatedly altered how it asks the race question, and on the 2010 form, it added a sentence spelling out that “Hispanic origins are not races.” The change helped steer 5 percent more Latinos away from “some other race,” with the vast majority of those choosing the white category.

 

Still, critics of the census questionnaire say the government must move on from racial distinctions based on 18th-century binary thinking and adapt to Americans’ sense of self.

 

But Latino political leaders say the risk in changing the questions could create confusion and lead some Latinos not to mark their ethnicity, shrinking the overall Hispanic numbers.

 

Ultimately, said Angelo Falcon, president of the National Institute for Latino Policy and chairman of the Census Advisory Committee on the Hispanic Population, this is not just a tussle over identity, it is a political battle, too.

 

“It comes down to what yields the largest numbers for which group,” he said.

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Mary Logan's curator insight, January 5, 10:18 PM

This article was interesting because for many of my friends who are hispanic, i find this true for. It is not about the skin color, but rather it is about culture and family. 

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Carmen Solomons

Carmen Solomons | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Agency: Boss Models - South Africa

Nationality: South African

Place of Birth: Cape Town, South Africa

Birth Sign:Virgo

Height:5'9" 

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Live This Friday Talking Race and Art with Nate Hill and Ty Hardaway ~ Is That Your Child

Live This Friday Talking Race and Art with Nate Hill and Ty Hardaway ~ Is That Your Child | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"The work of Nate Hill first came to ITYC's attention via a video of his thought-provoking piece The White Ambassador. Part of an entire series of interactive performance pieces about race, The White Ambassador finds Hill, dressed in a suit, in "white face" wearing a sign that says "White People Do Not Smell Like Wet Dog," engaging with people in various public settings around Manhattan."

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What Are You?: Voices of Mixed-Race Young People

What Are You?: Voices of Mixed-Race Young People

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"What Are You? is based on the interviews the author has made over the past two years with mixed-race young people around the country. These fresh voices explore issues and topics such as dating, families, and the double prejudice and double insight that come from being mixed, but not mixed-up."

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Rodrigo Santoro - Daily Multiracial

Rodrigo Santoro - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Italian/Brazilian) [Brazilian]

 

Known as: Award winning actor (Won the 2004 Chopard Trophy of Male Revelation at the Cannes Film Festival; Made People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful list in 2004; Came in 12 on People Magazine’s 2006 Sexiest Man Alive; Came in 16th on E! Television’s 2008 Sexiest Man in the World)

 

Movies: “300”, “Love Actually”, “Bicho de Sete Cabeças (Brainstorm)”, “Che”, “Abril Despedaçado (Behind the Sun)”, “Meu País”, “Heleno”, “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”, “I Love You Phillip Morris”, “Rio”

 

TV: Paulo in “LOST”, “Hilda Furacão”, “Mulheres Apaixonadas”, “O Amor Está no Ar”

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Mixed Marriage (European / Mexican)

Mixed Marriage (European / Mexican) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Bicultural Mom has a new Multicultural Mondays Blog Hop. The theme for this week is interracial relationships.

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The Black List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

The Black List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"We need to make it a good thing to be on 'The Black List.'" -Elvis Mitchell

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