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Teach Your Child Self-Discipline Without Tiger-Parenting Her To Death | Think Tank | Big Think

Teach Your Child Self-Discipline Without Tiger-Parenting Her To Death | Think Tank | Big Think | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

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Mixed Chicks Chat with Francie Latour

Mixed Chicks Chat with Francie Latour | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Latour writes for the Boston Globe at Hyphenated Life http://www.boston.com/community/blogs/hyphenated_life and her own blog at Caramels on Maple Street http://caramelsonmaplestreet.com 

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Mr. “Is Marriage for White People?” Himself Talks to BB&W « Beyond Black & White

Mr. “Is Marriage for White People?” Himself Talks to BB&W « Beyond Black & White | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Rick Banks got a lot of push-back when he was featured in the Wall Street Journal and Essence and  he told black women they should do what every other race is already doing in his book, Is Marriage for White People

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Getting Along in Multicultural America

Getting Along in Multicultural America | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"But they make me feel uncomfortable because I think that they think I'm a racist."

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Parenting Awareness: 'Race' Talk #1 | Bicultural Mom™

Parenting Awareness: 'Race' Talk #1 | Bicultural Mom™ | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Baby girl started asking questions about skin color recently...this is how I responded.
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Parents Spark Change in Race Requirement on Birth Certificate

Parents Spark Change in Race Requirement on Birth Certificate | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

A couple who refused to identify their race on their daughter's birth certificate form is declaring victory.

The couple says it's time to get rid of an outdated policy.

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Indigenous Native American haplogroups

Indigenous Native American haplogroups | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Indigenous Native American haplogroups

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Imaj on Mixed Chicks Chat

Imaj on Mixed Chicks Chat | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Imaj is a singer, songwriter, screenwriter and novelist.

 

She is the daughter of Philip Michael Thomas the original star of Miami Vice

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Multicultural Bandages

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FINALLY! I know what I am... from my Mom's side.

FINALLY! I know what I am... from my Mom's side. | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Here are my results from the National Geographic Genographic test kit that I submitted months ago.


The red line shows the path that my Mom's family tree migrated.

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I Am Race. My Tweets Go Back Centuries.

I Am Race. My Tweets Go Back Centuries. | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The weirdest thing happened the other day: After 40 years living in this skin, with good chunks of that time spent thinking about race, I finally met him. Race, that is. He started following me on Twitter.
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The Help Movie & The Non-Open Race Conversation | by Nikki @ Euphoria Luv

The Help Movie & The Non-Open Race Conversation | by Nikki @ Euphoria Luv | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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Bicultural Identity | Tanning in the U.S. | What does it mean?

Bicultural Identity | Tanning in the U.S. | What does it mean? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The other day my youngest son brought his art portfolio home from school. I'd pull out a drawing, he'd tell me a little about his masterpiece, and I'd compliment what I loved most about it. Then I ...
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Community Village's comment, August 17, 2011 6:22 PM
Here’s my psychoanalysis: Men (and boys) are happy to be darker because it is seen as more masculine. Also, in the U.S., some light skinned people (probably subconsciously) have a desire to move away from whiteness because white is identified with the historical (and current) oppressor. Even the term “white” — when people label me with it, causes me to recoil. When I hear “white”, my mind fills in the boxes that people are then associating me with [white pride, white power, white racist]. So it doesn’t surprise me that light skinned people want to have some color.
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Segregation and Hope in Princess Napkins

Segregation and Hope in Princess Napkins | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Fancie Latour of Caramels on Maple Street and Boston Globe's The Hyphenated Life brought this to my attention during her interview on Mixed Chicks Chat when she told how Tiana napkins (included in a mixed set of princess napkins) were placed to the side at a certain "princess party on steroids."

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INDIVISIBLE African-Native American Lives in the Americas

INDIVISIBLE African-Native American Lives in the Americas | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"From the Smithsonian comes an important and enlightening exhibition about the intersection of American Indian and African American people and cultures. IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas explores historical and contemporary stories of peoples and communities whose shared histories are woven into the fabric of American identity, but whose presence has long been invisible to many in the U.S."

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‘Why I Don’t Want to Talk About Race’

‘Why I Don’t Want to Talk About Race’ | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Tom Matlack asked his friend Steve Locke to write for us about race. He declined. Here's why.

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Black Boy in a White Land

Black Boy in a White Land | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Jackie Summers had no idea he was black, until his first day of grade shcool.

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Forced to Choose a Race - Birth Certificate Dictatorship

Forced to Choose a Race - Birth Certificate Dictatorship | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

I had the opportunity to "refuse to state" at the birth of both of my children.

 

For our first child I don't remember anyone asking me the question. For our second child I was making a quick trip to the house to drop of Abuelita when my wife called me to let me know that the Birth Certificate Lady was asking what race our son was. I asked her to wait until I got back to the hospital.

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Where my peeps at?

Where my peeps at? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

The light blue pie pieces are the percentages of people in that area of my haplogroup (H).

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H-2 Worker, the movie

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"Winner of the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival, H-2 Worker reveals the systematic exploitation of Caribbean laborers by the Florida sugar industry from World War II through the 1990s. Each year more than 10,000 foreign workers were granted temporary guest worker (''H-2'') visas to spend six brutal months cutting sugar cane near Lake Okeechobee. They were housed in overcrowded barracks, denied adequate treatment for frequent on-the-job injuries, and paid less than minimum wage. Faced with deportation and soaring unemployment in their home countries, workers had little recourse but to silently accept these humiliating conditions."

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Shades of Ray

Shades of Ray | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

While waiting for his girlfriend to respond to his marriage proposal, half-white, half-Pakistani actor Ray (Zachary Levi) attempts to reunite his newly separated parents, falls for a girl who shares his same mixed heritage and begins exploring his own identity. Written and directed by Jaffar Mahmood, this romantic comedy about the intersection of race and relationships also stars Sarah Shahi, Bonnie Somerville and Kathy Baker.

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Multicultural Adhesive Bandages

Multicultural Adhesive Bandages | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Includes:

 

3 Very Dark Brown
3 Dark Brown
3 Med Brown
3 Light Brown
3 Very Light Brown

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Paddle Ball Win! - LOL FUNNY!

How to school your guests on paddle ball.

 

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‘At-Risk’ in School: What Does it Mean?

‘At-Risk’ in School: What Does it Mean? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

“Starting in first grade, them teachers took one look at me and started putting me in programs for at-risk kids, then at-risk boys, then at-risk teenagers. Personally, I ain’t never knew what the f*** I was s’posed to be at risk of except growing up Black, but ain’t no program I know of gonna change that.”

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Incredible Shade Illusion! | See why color should not be on the census nor used for No Child Left Behind

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