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Claire Leka - Daily Multiracial

Claire Leka - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Filipina/German-Irish) [American]


Known as: TV reporter (MoneyWatch Correspondent for CBS News, CNN correspondent) More 

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My Biracial Daughter and Snow White

My Biracial Daughter and Snow White | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"After awhile, it seemed that it was my hangup."


Cross ethnic princess costumes, offensive or not?

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Mike Shinoda - Daily Multiracial

Mike Shinoda - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Japanese/Russian) [Amerian]


Known as: Musician, record producer, artist, singer-songwriter, and rapper (Co-founder of the rock band “Linkin Park”; also known as his hip-hop alter ego “Fort Minor”)


Music Videos (Linkin Park): New Divide, What I’ve Done, Numb, In The End

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Governor P.B.S. Pinchback - Daily Multiracial

Governor P.B.S. Pinchback  - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Scots-Irish, Welsh, German, African, Native American (Cherokee)) [American]


Known as: 24th Governor of Louisiana (First person of color to become the governor of a US State)

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Frida Kahlo - Daily Multiracial

Frida Kahlo - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Hungarian-Jewish or German/Native American-Spanish) [Mexican]


Known as: Famous Painter (Self portraits) 

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Parenting ‘Mixed’ Race Children…Some Tips

Parenting ‘Mixed’ Race Children…Some Tips | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Thanksgiving is soon approaching and in the spirit of being thankful I'd like to thank fellow blog site MIXED AMERICAN LIFE for the post on a podcast: The Most Important Thing for Parents of Mixed Children to Know

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Victims speak out about North Carolina sterilization program, which targeted women, young girls and blacks

Victims speak out about North Carolina sterilization program, which targeted women, young girls and blacks | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
By Michelle Kessel and Jessica HopperRock Center Elaine Riddick was 13 years old when she got pregnant after being raped by a neighbor in Winfall, N.C., in 1967.  The state ordered that immediately after giving birth, she should be sterilized.  Doctors...
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Community Village Sites's comment, November 10, 2011 7:44 PM
The modern version of U.S. population control is the "war on drugs", the prison industrial complex, and the "stop and frisk" programs that ruins the future of people's lives.
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KT Tatara - MIXED | Comedy

Los Angeles based comedian KT Tatara at the Irvine Improv Comedy Club in April of 2008. 

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Facing Race 2012 - Save the date

Facing Race 2012 - Save the date | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Facing Race Nat'l Conference 2012!! Nov 15-17 in Baltimore, MD. Presented by ARC @racialjustice, @colorlines.
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When European Americans define ‘race’

When European Americans define ‘race’ | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

When European American’s create and define ‘race’ labels, they twist the definition to benefit themselves.


Louie Gong explains that when European Americans defined the ‘race’ of ‘Black’ they used the one drop ’rule’ which had the effect of adding more slaves to the inventory of the owner (rapist). When European Americans defined the ‘race’ of Native American ‘Indians’, they used the opposite idea. For Native American ‘Indians’ to claim government benefits after their land was stolen and their people were murdered in masses, they had to be 100% Native American ‘Indian’.

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Tatyana Ali - Daily Multiracial

Tatyana Ali - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Afro-Panamanian/Trinidad East Indian) [American]


Known as: TV & Film Actress and R&B singer

TV: Ashley Banks in “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, “Love That Girl!”, “The Young and the Restless”, “Buppies”, “Sesame Street”


Films: “Kiss the Girls”, “Jawbreaker”, “National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze”, “The Brothers”, “Brother”, “Fakin’ Da Funk”


Music Videos: Daydreamin, Boy You Knock Me Out (with Will Smith), Everytime

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True Colors

True Colors | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"I sneaked into my parent’s bedroom, opened the secret dresser drawer and searched for adoption papers, like the ones that came with my Cabbage Patch Doll."


"...I was destined to have a daughter who looked like my mother in law. I was pissed."


“Are you the nanny? How long have you been working for the family?”

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Jun Hasegawa - Daily Multiracial

Jun Hasegawa - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Japanese/French-Irish) [American]


Known as: Fashion model & actress (Modeled in/for Vogue Japan, Shiseido, Coca Cola, Toshiba, Elle, GQ)

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Skin Bleaching and Global White Supremacy: By Way of Introduction

The cosmetic use of chemical agents to lighten the complexion of one’s skin, also referred to as skin whitening, skin lightening, and/or skin bleaching, is currently a widespread global phenomenon. While the history of skin bleaching can be traced to the Elizabethan age of powder and paint, in its current manifestations, skin bleaching is practiced disproportionately within communities “of color” and exceedingly among people of African descent. While it is true that skin bleaching represents a multifaceted phenomenon, with a complexity of historical, cultural, sociopolitical, and psychological forces motivating the practice, the large majority of scholars who examine skin bleaching at the very least acknowledge the institutions of colonialism and enslavement historically, and global White supremacy contemporarily, as dominant and culpable instigators of the penchant for skin bleaching. As an introduction to this Special Issue of The Journal of Pan African Studies focusing on skin bleaching and global White supremacy, the purpose of this paper is to critically examine the symbolic significance of whiteness, particularly for and among African people, by outlining the history of global White supremacy, both politically and ideologically, discussing its subsequent promulgation, and further investigating its relationship to the historical and contemporary skin bleaching phenomenon.

Read the entire article here.

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Tamia - Daily Multiracial

Tamia - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
(Black/White) [Canadian]


Known as: Grammy nominated R&B singer-songwriter Videos: Stranger In My House, So Into You, Missing You

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Uncle Denny, What are you?

Uncle Denny, What are you? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

by Glenn Robinson

My Uncle Denny (my Mom's brother) is a lot of things. He grew up in the culturally diverse San Fernando Valley, California (near Los Angeles). He describes the ethnic ...

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The Most Important Thing for Parents of Mixed Children to Know

The Most Important Thing for Parents of Mixed Children to Know | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"ITYC had a wonderful discussion with Jen Chau an activist and the President and Founder of Swirl, Inc. During our interview, Jen shared her thoughts about the recent bonanza of coverage about mixed people in the mainstream media and what every activist needs to know about staying mentally and spiritually healthy enough remain in the struggle."

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Mixed Identity: Parenting Multiracial Teens

Mixed Identity: Parenting Multiracial Teens | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"My son has chosen friends who look more like him. Although he has acquaintances that are white, every one of his close friends are black or biracial. Every kid that comes over to hang out or spend the night, every kid that he goes to the All-City Dance with, every kid that he goes off campus for lunch with, every one is black or biracial. Girls (and believe me, they are all starting to pay attention), the ones that he prefers are not white…but they are not black either. He likes the girls that are mixed, like him. He doesn’t differentiate between the particular mix – just mixed. His new girlfriend is Filipina, Indian, and white."

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Four Host First Nations Fashion Showcase 2010 Aboriginal Designs Native Models

The Four Host First Nations FHFN presented an aboriginal fashion showcase that featured both Caucasian and native models modeling the clothes of a number of of Canada's emerging fashion designers: Kim Picard, Tammy Beauvais, Louie Gong, and Tracy Toulouse. It is one of the many exciting events during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. These aboriginal artists draw on the rich history of the Inuit, Metis and First Nations and incorporate traditional native arts and designs into contemporary clothing. It is a new fashion statement, both original and authentic, for the artists themselves and the apparel-buying general public. 

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