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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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Doing Race: 21 Essays for the 21st Century: Hazel Rose Markus, Paula M. L. Moya

A collection of new essays by an interdisciplinary team of authors that gives a comprehensive introduction to race and ethnicity.

Doing Race focuses on race and ethnicity in everyday life: what they are, how they work, and why they matter.

 

Race and ethnicity are powerful precisely because they organize modern society and play a large role in fueling violence around the globe.

 

Doing Race is targeted to undergraduates; it begins with an introductory essay and includes original essays by well-known scholars. Drawing on the latest science and scholarship, the collected essays emphasize that race and ethnicity are not things that people or groups have or are, but rather sets of actions that people do.

 

Doing Race provides compelling evidence that we are not yet in a “post-race” world and that race and ethnicity matter for everyone. Since race and ethnicity are the products of human actions, we can do them differently. Like studying the human genome or the laws of economics, understanding race and ethnicity is a necessary part of a twenty first century education.

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8 Conversations About Race

Psychology Professor Hazel Markus and English Professor Paula Moya, co-edited a collection of essays entitled "Doing Race: 21 Essays for the 21st Century." In the opening essay, professors Markus and Moya identify eight everyday conversations...
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Interracial Reality: The Truth About Tom & Helen Willis

Interracial Reality: The Truth About Tom & Helen Willis | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The truth about interracial relationships in America and why our prejudices still linger.
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Special Guest Jen Chau Activist and Founder of Swirl Inc.

Special Guest Jen Chau Activist and Founder of Swirl Inc. | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
ITYC is thrilled to welcome activist and President and Founder of Swirl Inc Jen Chau to the podcast.
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Contributor Spotlight: Jen Marshall Duncan – Wife, mother, teacher, blogger

Contributor Spotlight: Jen Marshall Duncan – Wife, mother, teacher, blogger | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Jen Marshall Duncan has been in an interracial relationship for almost 20 years. She and her husband have three biracial children ages 7-11. She lives in a diverse urban community in Iowa and works as an alternative high school teacher in an extremely white, rural community."

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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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Righteous Propagation: African Americans and the Politics of Racial Destiny after Reconstruction, by Michele Mitchell

Righteous Propagation: African Americans and the Politics of Racial Destiny after Reconstruction, by Michele Mitchell | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

To Better Our Condition One Way or Another:
African Americans and the Concept of Racial Destiny

 

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Stanford Professors Explore Race and Ethnicity at San Francisco's Premier Literary Festival

Stanford Professors Explore Race and Ethnicity at San Francisco's Premier Literary Festival | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

On Saturday, October 9th, 2010, four Stanford humanities professors shared examples of representations of race and ethnicity in literature and art, and discussed how these portrayals impact contemporary culture.

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How Jen met her soul mate.

How Jen met her soul mate. | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
People may look at us and see an interracial couple. If that is what they see they they are only looking skin deep. Because what we are is so much more: soul mates from first glance; best friends; partners for life.
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Multiracial Children Choosing a Race

Multiracial Children Choosing a Race | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
What race are your children? That of their father? Their mother? The one that does them the most "good"? Or that makes them most comfortable in their skin?
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