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Tiffany Rae Reid pens first book as a guide for raising biracial children

Tiffany Rae Reid pens first book as a guide for raising biracial children | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

At first, there were the looks, brazenly curious, speculative, and in Briety McKeon’s eyes, even judgmental.

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Brazilian's Population 136 ‘Color’ Self-Descriptors from their National Survey by Household Sample

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Karim Rashid - Daily Multiracial

Karim Rashid - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Egyptian/English) [Canadian]

 

Known as: Famous & award winning industrial designer (The creator of 3000 designs, including projects ranging from interiors, fashion, furniture, lighting, art and music to installations; His work is featured in museums like the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris; Time magazine called him the “Most Famous Industrial Designer in All the Americas”)

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Ready. Set. Race.

Ready. Set. Race. | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"After years trying to get Americans to wrestle with a subject that makes most of us cringe -- race -- anthropologist Michael Baran hit on a strategy trusted by parents everywhere to get kids to eat vegetables and brush their teeth: He turned race..."

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Native American Youth to Diane Sawyer: We’re Not Poverty Porn - COLORLINES

Native American Youth to Diane Sawyer: We’re Not Poverty Porn - COLORLINES | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Native American youth respond to ABC’s documentary and tell Diane Sawyer their stories are a lot more complex.
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Colbert Report: Mark Whitaker

Mark Whitaker shares his family's personal struggles and their journey to reconciliation.
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We Shall Remain | American Experience | PBS

We Shall Remain | American Experience | PBS | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

From the award-winning PBS series AMERICAN EXPERIENCE comes
WE SHALL REMAIN, a provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history

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Adrian Grenier - Daily Multiracial

Adrian Grenier - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Native American (Apache), French, Irish) [American]

 

Known as: Actor, musician and director

 

TV: Vincent Chase in “Entourage”

 

Movies: “The Devil Wears Prada”, “Drive Me Crazy”, “The Adventures of Sebastian Cole”

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Nia Peeples - Daily Multiracial

Nia Peeples - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Filipino, Spanish, French, German, Scottish, Irish, English, Native American, Italian) [American]

 

Known as: Actress & singer (Hit #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with “Trouble” in 1988)

 

TV: “Fame”, “Pretty Little Liars”, “Walker, Texas Ranger”, “The Young and the Restless”, “General Hospital”

 

Movies: “North Shore”, “Half Past Dead”, “DeepStar Six”, “I Don’t Buy Kisses Anymore”

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Understanding: Race

"On TLC's Understanding Race, the stress due to encountering strangers of both the same race and different races are examined in an experiment by two Purdue University psychologists."

 

Where are the Beyond Black & White writers when you need them? http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/about-2/ Maybe the whole show tested interactions between all combinations of races?

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Understanding: One Human Race

"On TLC's "Understanding Race," we learn that humans are more than 99% genetically identical and that differences arise not because of race, but because of random genetic mutations, new gene introduction through conquest, and environmental adaptation."

 

Of course, the social construct of 'race' still exists.

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Native Appropriations: Pepper Ann Follow-Up: Why I'm glad I have readers

Native Appropriations: Pepper Ann Follow-Up: Why I'm glad I have readers | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Yesterday I posted about an awesome Pepper Ann cartoon that dealt with Peppy "discovering" her Navajo ancestry. Then, some readers pointed out some even cooler things I didn't notice upon first watch, and some pointed out how I had made some really poor language choices in my write-up, so I'll get to that too."

 

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Kat Graham - Daily Multiracial

Kat Graham - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Liberian/Russian-Polish Jewish) [American]

 

Known as: Actress, singer-songwriter, dancer and model

 

TV: “The Vampire Diaries”, “Hannah Montana”

 

Film: “17 Again”, “The Parent Trap”, “The Roommate”

 

Music Videos: Sassy, I Want It All, Cold Hearted Snake,

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Ai - Daily Multiracial

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

(Japanese/Japanese-Italian) [American/Japanese]

 

Known as: Japanese R&B singer and rapper 

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Five Interesting Facts About Native Americans

Five Interesting Facts About Native Americans | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Because Native Americans are one of the nation’s smallest minority groups, many people aren’t as familiar with them as they are with the country’s larger racial groups. Given the long history indigenous peoples have in the Americas, that’s a shame." Click to read more

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Light-skinned-ed Girl: My CNN Red Chair Interview

Light-skinned-ed Girl: My CNN Red Chair Interview | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Remember back in August when I did the CNN Dialogues panel hosted by Wolf Blitzer? Well, that same trip I got to sit for a CNN Red Chair interview (watch the video it really is a red chair)"

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Dating the “Right” and “Wrong” Race – I’ve Been on Both Sides

Dating the “Right” and “Wrong” Race – I’ve Been on Both Sides | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Bicultural Mama

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Becoming Mexipino: Multiethnic Identities and Communities in San Diego

Becoming Mexipino: Multiethnic Identities and Communities in San Diego | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Becoming Mexipino is a social-historical interpretation of two ethnic groups, one Mexican, the other Filipino, whose paths led both groups to San Diego, California. Rudy P. Guevarra Jr. traces the earliest interactions of both groups with Spanish colonialism to illustrate how these historical ties and cultural bonds laid the foundation for what would become close interethnic relationships and communities in twentieth-century California and the Pacific West Coast.

 

Through racially restrictive covenants, both groups were confined to segregated living spaces along with African Americans, other Asian groups, and a few European immigrant clusters. Within these urban multiracial spaces, Mexicans and Filipinos coalesced to build a world of their own. Mexipino children, living simultaneously in two cultures, have forged a new identity for themselves and their lives are the lens through which these two communities are examined. Using archival sources, oral histories, newspapers, and personal collections and photographs, Guevarra defines the niche that this particular group carved out for itself."

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Mark Whitaker - Daily Multiracial

Mark Whitaker - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Black/White) [American]

 

Known as: Executive Vice President and managing editor for CNN Worldwide (Author of “My Long Trip Home: A family memoir”; Former Senior Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief for NBC News; Former Editor of Newsweek; Former President of the American Society of Magazine Editors)

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Catherine Bell - Daily Multiracial

Catherine Bell - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(British/Iranian) [American]

 

Known as: Actress (TV: played Lt. Col. Sarah MacKenzie in “JAG”, plays Denise Sherwood in “Army Wives”) 

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Amazing Race's Ernie & Cindy: We Feel Elated and Relieved

Amazing Race's Ernie & Cindy: We Feel Elated and Relieved | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Putting their wedding plans aside to complete the competition, project manager Halvorsen, 29 and his brand manager fiancée Cindy Chiang, 30, walked away with $1 million, a group of new friends and an even stronger bond."

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Navi Rawat - Daily Multiracial

Navi Rawat - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Indian/German) [American]

 

Known as: TV & Film Actress

 

TV: “Numb3rs”, “The O.C.”, “24”, “Burn Notice”

 

Movies: “House of Sand and Fog”, “Feast”, “Thoughtcrimes”

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Understanding: Race- The Isle of Redheads

"On TLC's Understanding Race, the theory and definition of race is challenged using an example random redheads left alone on an island. The redheads will all eventually develop similar traits, because of genetic isolation, not race as it is defined."

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Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian

In the 1960s and '70s, the notion of American Indian art was turned on its head by artists who fought against prejudice and popular clichés. At the forefront of this revolution was Fritz Scholder (Luiseño, 1937-2005). This video introduction to the eponymous exhibition "Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian" was awarded the 2009 Gold Muse award by AAM for best video production of the year.

 

Featuring 135 paintings, works on paper, and sculptures drawn from major public and private collections, including the color-saturated canvases for which the artist is famous, "Indian/Not Indian" opened concurrently at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., and at NMAI's George Gustav Heye Center in New York. The Washington exhibition surveyed Scholder's forty-plus years as a working artist, with particular emphasis on his groundbreaking and controversial Indian paintings from the 1960s and 1970s. The New York exhibition focused on the artist's works from the 1980s and 1990s, when he stopped using overt Indian imagery and explored mythical beings, the afterlife, and the unknown.

http://www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/scholder/

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