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Amazon.com: Becoming Latina in 10 Easy Steps: Lara Rios

"With no marriage prospects and a high-powered career, Marcela Alvarez is already a spinster in the eyes of her traditional family. But when she finds out her deadbeat dad wasn't Latino, her problems only worsen. It's time for her to change some things and prove she still has Chicana roots with a fool-proof ten-step plan, including:

- Dating Mexican men. Her work crush, George Ramirez, almost fills the bill-except that he can't speak Spanish...
- Learning to cook, homestyle. Now, she can't even make mac and cheese without burning the house down. But that's nothing a few private cooking lessons can't fix, especially with a hot maestro...
- Mentoring an at-risk Latina. But with Lupe's switchblade and bad attitude, Marcela starts to wonder: which of them is more at risk...

And when she's done, she'll be able to out-Latina her sisters and cousins, no problem. But who knew being herself could be so much work?"

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Black & White Pepper is from the same plant

Black & White Pepper is from the same plant | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"A black peppercorn is picked when still green and dried in the sun until it turns black. A white peppercorn ripens fully on the vine before it is picked."

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Why is Vanilla ice cream white?

Why is Vanilla ice cream white? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Vanilla beans are black.

Vanilla extract is brown.

Vanilla desserts are white.

 

"Vanilla extract has a strong taste that only a little amount of it is needed to make a vanilla flavored ice cream without affecting the color of the other ingredients included in making the ice cream which are milk and cream that all has a white pigment."

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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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How Did You Get to Be Mexican?: A White/Brown Man's Search for Identity, Kevin Johnson:

"This compelling account of racial identity takes a close look at the question "Who is a Latino?" and determines where persons of mixed Anglo-Latino heritage fit into the racial dynamics of the United States. The son of a Mexican-American mother and an Anglo father, Kevin Johnson has spent his life in the borderlands between racial identities. In this insightful book, he uses his experiences as a mixed Latino-Anglo to examine issues of diversity, assimilation, race relations, and affirmative action in contemporary United States. Kevin R. Johnson is Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis. He is author of a number of law review articles on civil procedure, civil rights, race relations, immigration law, and refugee law."

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Is White Chocolate Healthy?

Is White Chocolate Healthy? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

White chocolate is not technically chocolate.


Chocolate and especially "dark chocolate contains more antioxidants and other compounds that can help lower blood pressure, improve insulin sensitivity and protect the health of blood vessels, as reported in the March 2009 issue of the journal of the American Heart Association, "Circulation."

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/368816-is-white-chocolate-healthy/#ixzz1doNlvCra

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, August 10, 2013 8:51 PM

That's correct. White chocolate is not chocolate, technically or othewise. Neither is it healthy.

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Multiracial Identity | VIDEO

Multiracial Identity | VIDEO | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Walk down the street in any Canadian city. The face of Canada is changing, no longer predominantly white and of European descent. How does being multiracial shape your identity?

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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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