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New Photo Essay: (1)ne Drop

New Photo Essay: (1)ne Drop | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(1)ne Drop seeks to challenge narrow, yet popular perceptions of what “Blackness” is and what “Blackness” looks like

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President Barack Obama - Daily Multiracial

President Barack Obama - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Kenyan/White) [American]

 

Known as: President of the United States of America

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Kristin Kreuk - Daily Multiracial

Kristin Kreuk - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Dutch/Chinese) [Canadian]

 

Known as: Actress (TV: Lana Lang on “Smallville”, TV: Laurel Yeung on “Edgewood”) 

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Olivia Munn - Daily Multiracial

Olivia Munn - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Chinese/German-Irish) [American]

 

Known as: Actress and TV Host (G4’s “Attack of the Show”, “The Daily Show”, “Perfect Couples”) 

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Slash - Daily Multiracial

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

(Anglo-Jewish/African-American/Nigerian) [American]

 

Known as: Famous guitarist (best known as a member of the band “Guns N’ Roses” and co-founder of “Velvet Revolver”) 

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Lena Horne - Daily Multiracial

Lena Horne - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Black/White/Native American) [American]

 

Known as: Grammy award winning singer, Tony award winning actress & civil rights activist (Movie: “Stormy Weather”; Broadway: “Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music”)

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The Secret History of Race in the United States

The Secret History of Race in the United States | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Daniel J. Sharfstein, Associate Professor of Law
Vanderbilt University

 

The Yale Law Journal
Volume 112, Issue 6 (March 2003)
pages 1473-1509

 

"What most legal histories of these issues have omitted—but what must not be forgotten—is that race is, at root, personal. The historian Thomas C.
Holt wrote that the study of race is in many ways the study of “everyday life and ‘everydayness.’” Cases like Spencer v. Looney, Ferrall v. Ferrall, and even Plessy v. Ferguson show not only that race is situated at a peculiar intersection of large ideas and the minutiae of everyday experience—the place where a person becomes a problem, as W.E.B. Du Bois famously observed—but also that courts occupy much of that same terrain. Legal materials are essential sources for the history of race, as much for the ideas that judges generated about the color line as for the insights cases reveal about the lives lived in its shadow. To make sense of either, one must make sense of both."

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Chanel Iman - Daily Multiracial

Chanel Iman - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Korean-African American/African-American) [American]

 

Known as: Famous fashion model known for her Victoria’s Secret work

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Lauren London - Daily Multiracial

Lauren London - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(African-American/Jewish) [American]

 

Known as: Film & TV Actress and Model Film: “ATL”, “Madea’s Big Happy Family “, “I Love You, Beth Cooper”, “This Christmas”, “Next Day Air”

 

TV: “90210”, “Entourage”

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Bruno Mars - Daily Multiracial

Bruno Mars - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Puerto Rican/Filipino) [American]

 

Known as: Singer-Songwriter & Music Producer (Debut Album: “Doo-Wops & Hooligans”, Songwriter: “Right Round” by Flo Rida & “Fuck You!” by Cee Lo Green)

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Reiko Aylesworth - Daily Multiracial

Reiko Aylesworth - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Dutch/Welsh/Japanese) [American]

 

Known as: TV & Movie actor (best known as “Michelle Dessler” in the TV series “24”) 

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Raceless Like Me - AMAZING article by Zoe Weinberg in the Harvard Crimson

Raceless Like Me - AMAZING article by Zoe Weinberg in the Harvard Crimson | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"...if we know race is a social construct, at what point do we begin the process of deconstruction?" -Zoe Weinberg

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If you only read one article on 'race' - this should be it.
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Alexander Siddig (aka Siddig El Fadil) - Daily Multiracial

Alexander Siddig (aka Siddig El Fadil) - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(English/Sudanese) [British]

 

Known as: TV & Movie actor (best known as “Dr. Julian Bashir” in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) 

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Crossing the Color Line: Racial Migration and the One-Drop Rule, 1600–1860

Crossing the Color Line: Racial Migration and the One-Drop Rule, 1600–1860 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Just beyond the one-drop rule’s rhetoric is a reality of mixture and migration. It is hidden in plain sight…"

 

-Daniel J. Sharfstein

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Jessica Cambensy - Daily Multiracial

Jessica Cambensy - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Jessica Cambensy (Filipino Chinese/White) [American]

 

Known as: Fashion Model

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Kris Humphries - Daily Multiracial

Kris Humphries - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(African-American/White) [American]

 

Known as: Professional basketball player (Plays in the NBA for the New Jersey Nets; Also played for the Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks; Married to Kim Kardashian)

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Tia & Tamera Mowry - Daily Multiracial

Tia & Tamera Mowry - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Bahamian/English) [American]

 

Known as: Twin Sisters - Award winning TV & Film Actresses

 

TV/Movies (Together): “Sister, Sister”, “Tia & Tamera”, “Double Wedding”, “Twitches”, “Twitches Too”, “Seventeen Again”, “The Hot Chick”

 

Other TV/Movies (Tia): “The Game” (TV), “The American Standards (Movie), “Bratz” (Voice of Sasha)

 

Other TV/Movies (Tamera): “Roommates” (TV), “Strong Medicine” (TV)

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Mario Maurer - Daily Multiracial

Mario Maurer - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Thai Chinese/German) [Thai]

 

Known as: Actor and Model (Won the Best Actor award in Southeast Asian film category at the 10th Cinemanila International Film Festival; Best Actor award in Starpics Thai Films Awards)

 

Movies: “The Love of Siam”, “First Love (A Little Thing Called Love)”, “Friendship”, “4 Romance”, “Rahtree Reborn”, “Eternity”

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Alexis Jordan - Daily Multiracial

Alexis Jordan - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Puerto Rican, African-American, Native American, European) [American]

 

Known as: Singer and Actress (Semi-finalist on the first season of “America’s Got Talent”; 2011 ESKA Music Award: International Hit of the Year for “Happiness”)

 

Singles/Music Videos Happiness, Got 2 Luv U (with Sean Paul), Good Girl, Hush Hush

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Miles Austin - Daily Multiracial

Miles Austin - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(African-American/White) [American]

 

Known as: Wide Receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League

 

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Marlon Teixeira - Daily Multiracial

Marlon Teixeira - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Portuguese, Indian, Japanese) [Brazilian]

 

Known as: Fashion supermodel (Modeled for Armani Jeans, Custo Barcelona, Dior Homme, Sergio K, Diesel underwear, American Eagle, Iceberg, Armani Exchange, Ermanno Scervino, Emporio Armani, Iceberg, and Antony Morato)

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Legal History of the Color Line | Frank W. Sweet

Legal History of the Color Line | Frank W. Sweet | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"...few Americans can truly say that they are genetically unmixed. Yet liberals and conservatives alike agree that so-called Whites and Blacks are distinct political “races.” When did ideology triumph over reality? How did America paint itself into such a strange corner?"

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Chad Michael Murray - Daily Multiracial

Chad Michael Murray - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(White-Japanese/White) [American]

 

Known as: Actor and former fashion model TV: “One Tree Hill”, “Dawson’s Creek”, “Gilmore Girls”

 

Movies: “House of Wax”, “Freaky Friday”, “A Cinderella Story”

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Brooklyn Sudano - Daily Multiracial

Brooklyn Sudano - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(African-American/Italian) [American]

 

Known as: Actress, singer, and model TV: “My Wife and Kids”, “Cuts”, “90210” Movies: “Rain”, “Alone in the Dark II”, “Sinners and Saints” More...

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The Mexico-Louisiana Creole Connection

The Mexico-Louisiana Creole Connection | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Free from prejudice
Emigration to Mexico was a weighty but necessary decision. Few Louisiana expatriates left any written indication of their feelings regarding the move. But in a letter obtained from a family in New Orleans, Isidore Bordenave, from the city of Gutierrez Zamora, Mexico, wrote on Sept. 20, 1909, to his sister-in-law, Mrs. S. Bordenave, back home in Louisiana, what must have been the sentiments of many. Referring to his recent visit to the family in New Orleans, he wrote, "I still enjoy the company of you all. I am deprived of it, but at the same time it cannot be helped. New Orleans is a dead city for me. Here I enjoy life-in a desert, it's true, but life without any of the foolishness that makes the American Republic a dark ship... Those few days I have spent with you all have been very pleasant, but, at the same time, to see that I was unable, due to prejudice, to act as I would here, bled my heart and left a dark veil on the good time enjoyed."

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