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Sembene « 1ne Drop

Sembene « 1ne Drop | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
“A lot of people just look and see skin color. I’ve actually had people ask me was I Black or was I White first. A White gentleman came up to me and said ‘I thought you might be White, but then I saw your lips.’ One girl said to me ‘I’ve been wanting to ask you this question, but I didn’t feel comfortable asking you because I thought that you might be offended, but are you Black or are you White?’ And I was just like, ‘Well, I’m always Black.’ When we were done with the meat of the conversation, she laughed and said something about my hair and my butt gave it away. People definitely let you know that they view being Black as being very literal – the amount of pigment you have. ‘Your skin is White, therefore you’re White. Or are you?’

Sembene McFarland
“Black / African American”

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Naomi Scott - Daily Multiracial

Naomi Scott - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Gujarati Indian/English) [British]


Known as: Actress, singer and musician TV: Maddy Shannon in “Terra Nova”; Megan in “Life Bites”; “Lemonade Mouth” 

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B.J. Penn - Daily Multiracial

B.J. Penn - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Korean-Hawaii/Anglo-Irish) [American]


Known as: Mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner (Former UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) two time champion and World Jiu-Jitsu Championship black belt champion)

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The Multiracial Identity Movement: Countless Ways to Misunderstand Race

"...“race” in short, was a concept used to justify the extermination and enslavement of non-Europeans."


"...so-called “racial mixing” in the Americas is a five-century—not four decade—aspect of our history."


"It is the ideology of white supremacy that created the notion of race as biology, then racialized and dehumanized, enlslaved, and exterminated people around the world for centuries—and continue to do—to preserve the current Eurocentric hegemonic paradigm." -Steven F. Riley

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The Hapa Community

The Hapa Community | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Kip Fullbeck and a host of other hapa community builders and growing awareness on the topic of mixed identity.
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Sade - Daily Multiracial

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

(Nigerian/English) [British]


Known as: Grammy award winning singer-songwriter (“Smooth Operator”, “The Sweetest Taboo”) 

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Fouder of @_iamrace_ creates a tumblr

Fouder of @_iamrace_ creates a tumblr | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Fouder of @_iamrace_ creates a tumblr to artistically challenge the microaggression of "What are you?" and to absurdify the "one drop" myth of hypodescent.


This tumblr prompts the viewer to submit a family photo and write their own "one drop" poem.

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Chevalier de Saint-George - Daily Multiracial

Chevalier de Saint-George - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(French White/Wolof African) [French] 


Known as: 18th century maestro, orchestra director, composer, conductor, musician, army colonel, and fencer (Led the French Royal Palace and Concert de la Loge Olympique orchestras…was a peer of Haydn and Mozart)

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An Excerpt From My Book: “Black People Don’t Have Blue Eyes…Do They?”

An Excerpt From My Book: “Black People Don’t Have Blue Eyes…Do They?” | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"I decided to post a small excerpt from my work-in-progress titled “Black People Don't Have Blue Eyes Do They?”

In this excerpt I dive into my perspective on how to react to the infamous ques..."

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Guest writer Marcus Twyman shares a piece from his book at Mixed American Life.
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Pete Wentz - Daily Multiracial

Pete Wentz - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(German/Hawaiian) [American] 


Known as: Professional Musician & Songwriter (Bassist and lyricst for the bands “Fall Out Boy” and “Black Cards”; Owner of the Decaydance Records label)


Music Videos: Dance, Dance, Beat It, Sugar, We’re Goin Down, This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race, I Don’t Care

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Tracee Ellis Ross - Daily Multiracial

Tracee Ellis Ross - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(African-American/White) [American]


Known as: TV & Film Actress (Daughter of Diana Ross)


TV: Joan Clayton in “Girlfriends”, “Reed Between the Lines”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Life Support”


Movies: “Daddy’s Little Girls”, “Labor Pains”, “Sue”

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Carlos Bocanegra - Daily Multiracial

Carlos Bocanegra - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Mexican/White) [American]

 

Known as: Professional Soccer/Football Player (Captain of the US National Soccer Team; Plays for the Scottish Premier League’s Rangers club; 2000 MLS Rookie of the Year; 2002 & 2003 MLS Defender of the Year)

 

Also Played for: Chicago Fire, Fulham FC, Stade Rennais FC, AS Saint-Étienne

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Aline Nakashima - Daily Multiracial

Aline Nakashima - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Japanese/Portuguese Brazilian) [Brazilian]

 

Known as: Fashion supermodel (Featured in the 2006 & 2007 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editions, Modeled for Victoria’s Secret, GAP, Ralph Lauren, Mercedes-Benz, Armani Exchange and others)

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Anna Tsuchiya - Daily Multiracial

Anna Tsuchiya - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Japanese/Polish-Irish) [Japanese]


Known as: Popular Japanese pop singer, actress, model (Movie: “Kamikaze Girls”, Music: “Rose” and “Kuroi Namida”, opening themes of the NANA anime)

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Tribes Question Foster Group's Power And Influence : NPR

In South Dakota, hundreds of Native American foster children are being placed in a large private group home, which gets paid millions of dollars, instead of with family or other members of their tribes.
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Julien Kang - Daily Multiracial

Julien Kang - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Korean/French) [Canadian]


Known as: Actor and model (Brother of MMA fighter Denis Kang)


TV: “High Kick 3: The Revenge of the Short Legged”, “Road Number One”, “High Kick Through The Roof”, “Dream”, “Star’s Lover”

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Guilt and Racial Prejudice

Guilt and Racial Prejudice | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"...researchers believe that guilt is initially associated with withdrawal motivation, which then transforms into approach-motivated behavior when an opportunity for reparation presents itself."

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Last Child

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A mixed-race girl must grow up quickly when danger threatens her world.

Rosalie’s biggest problem used to be her own divided feelings. The constant tug-of-war between her white half and her Native American half is hard. She even has two names: Rosalie when she’s at the fort with her father and Last Child when she’s in the village with her mother.

But now a steamboat has carried smallpox into Rosalie’s world—and the Mandans have no resistance to the disease. Suddenly the name Last Child is all too real.

Set during the smallpox epidemic of 1837, this is the powerful story of a mixed-race girl fighting her way into adulthood against all odds.

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Cree Summer - Daily Multiracial

Cree Summer - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Aboriginal Canadian (Cree), Afro-Canadian, German) [American/Canadian]


Known as: Voice, TV, & Film Actress and singer (Voiced over 100 different animated characters)


TV: Winifred ‘Freddie’ Brooks on “A Different World”, “Sweet Justice”, “Courthouse”


Voice Acting: Penny in “Inspector Gadget”, Susie Carmichael on “Rugrats” and “All Grown Up”, Elmyra Duff on “Tiny Toon Adventures” & “Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain”, Princess ‘Kida’ Kidagakash in “Atlantis: The Lost Empire”, Foxxy Love on “Drawn Together”, Numbuh 5 on “The Kids Next Door”, Valerie Gray in “Danny Phantom”, Tang on “Good Vibes”, Miranda Killgallen on “As Told by Ginger”, Cleo on “Clifford the Big Red Dog”, Max Gibson & Tigress on “Batman Beyond”, Chloe on “Sabrina the Animated Series”,

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"What are You?"

Daily - What are You?


1 drop of brown eyes 1 drop of blue. 1 drop of brunette 1 drop of blond. 1 drop of cinnamon 1 drop of peach. What am I?

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Mýa - Daily Multiracial

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

(African-American/Italian) [American]


Known as: Grammy award winning singer-songrwriter, record producer and actress


Music Videos: Lady Marmalade, Ridin, Case of the Ex, My Love Is Like…Wo, Lock U Down, The Best of Me, It’s All About Me


Movies: “Chicago”, “Moulin Rouge”, “Shall We Dance”, “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights”

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Rebecca Walker - Daily Multiracial

Rebecca Walker - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Jewish/African-American) [American]


Known as: Best selling Author (“Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self”) and daughter of author Alice Walker

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Darren Criss - Daily Multiracial

Darren Criss - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Irish/Filipino) [American]


Known as: Actor & Musician (Best know as Blaine Anderson on the TV show “Glee”)



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Ann Curry - Daily Multiracial

Ann Curry - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Japanese/French-Irish-Dutch) [American]

 

Known as: TV News Anchor on NBC’s Today Show & NBC Nightly News 

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Shemar Moore - Daily Multiracial

Shemar Moore - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Dutch/African-American) [American]

 

Known as: Actor and Fashion Model (TV: FBI Special Agent Derek Morgan on “Criminal Minds”, Malcom Winters on “The Young and the Restless”)

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