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Mixed Race America | Jefferson's Blood

Mixed Race America | Jefferson's Blood | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"The race of Sally Hemings's and Thomas Jefferson's son, Eston Hemings, was indisputably "black" while he was a slave at Monticello. Years later, living in Ohio in 1850 as a free man, Eston was described by a census taker as "mulatto." A decade later, Eston and his wife had moved to Wisconsin where a census taker listed them as "white." What was the "truth" of Eston Hemings's race? To answer the question is to take a journey through America's mixed-race past."

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Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook

"In just seven years, Mark Zuckerberg has gone from his Harvard college dorm to running a business with 800 million users, and a possible value of $100 billion. His idea to 'make the world more open and connected' has sparked a revolution in communication, and now looks set to have a huge impact on business too."

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#SwirlChat Transcript – “The Language of Race”

#SwirlChat Transcript – “The Language of Race” | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Here is the transcript from our TweetChat on Friday, December 2, 2011: The Language of Race. If you didn’t get to participate and want to weigh in on this topic now, please leave a comment below ...
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I Hate My Teenage Daughter

I Hate My Teenage Daughter | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Shout out to a new sitcom on FOX featuring a biracial family (Afr. Am./Caucasian).  My only quam is that the parents of their biracial daughter are divorced, but I can't complain when it supports ...
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“African Americans in World War II: Legacy of Patriotism and Valor“ (1997)

The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany - A Digital Archive created by the GHI Washington, HCA Heidelberg, and Vassar College

 

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Mei Melançon - Daily Multiracial

Mei Melançon - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(French, Japanese, Chinese) [American]

 

Known as: Actress and former fashion model

 

TV: Jamie Chen on “The L Word”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”

 

Film: “X-Men: The Last Stand”, “Irreversi”, “Rush Hour 2”, “Pathology”, “Shrink”

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The Inner Life of Mestizo Nationalism

The Inner Life of Mestizo Nationalism | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

The only recent English-language work on Spanish-American indigenismo from a literary perspective, Estelle Tarica’s work shows how modern Mexican and Andean discourses about the relationship between Indians and non-Indians create a unique literary aesthetic that is instrumental in defining the experience of mestizo nationalism.

 

Engaging with narratives by Jesús Lara, José María Arguedas, and Rosario Castellanos, among other thinkers, Tarica explores the rhetorical and ideological aspects of interethnic affinity and connection. In her examination, she demonstrates that these connections posed a challenge to existing racial hierarchies in Spanish America by celebrating a new kind of national self at the same time that they contributed to new forms of subjection and discrimination.

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The Passion of Tiger Woods: An Anthropologist Reports on Golf, Race, and Celebrity Scandal

The Passion of Tiger Woods: An Anthropologist Reports on Golf, Race, and Celebrity Scandal | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Starn explains how Tiger’s travails and the culture of golf reflect broader American anxieties—about race and sex, scapegoating and betrayal, and the role of the sports hero."

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Demographic Demagoguery: Gregory Rodriguez’s views on race and the census just don’t add up

"we are not entering a multiracial era, we have always been multiracial."

 

"...‘race’ is a social, not biological construct; originally designed for the commoditization, exploitation, oppression and near extermination of African, indigenous (and later Asian) populations."

 

"Race is an evolving convention that is constantly being constructed, deconstructed, and reconstructed to preserve the hegemony of those holding social and political power in the United States.

Our decennial census is a tool that helps us measure our social interactions on the ground; not our dead ancestors in the ground."

 

-Steven F. Riley

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Speed-Reader, Brenda55 Gives Review of “Black Girls Guide to Dating White Men”

Speed-Reader, Brenda55 Gives Review of “Black Girls Guide to Dating White Men” | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Say you were going on a journey to a place that you have never been before. One that you've been dying to visit."

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Greg Louganis - Daily Multiracial

Greg Louganis - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Samoan/Swedish) [American]

 

Known as: Multiple Olympic Gold Medal and World Championship winning diver (1984 Los Angeles & 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics)

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It may not be racist, but it's a question I'm tired of hearing

It may not be racist, but it's a question I'm tired of hearing | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Ariane Sherine: Looking a bit brown still means being asked where you're from.
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson - Daily Multiracial

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Black Nova Scotian/Samoan) [American]

 

Known as: Actor & Professional Wrestler (Movies: The Scorpion King, Walking Tall, Faster, Get Smart; Multiple time WWF/WWE Champion)

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CRIPS AND BLOODS: Made in America Conversations

Legacy of segregation...

 

"Independent Lens host Terrence Howard sat down with NBA Player and CRIPS and BLOODS: Made in America producer Baron Davis, to talk about growing up on the streets of L.A."

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Black and White: Vestiges of Biracialism in American Discourse

Great article, now available for free download.

 

"During the early years of the republic, the identity “American” was made white. As evidenced by Noah Webster’s first American Dictionary, after the Revolutionary War the concept African American became unthinkable to Euro-Americans. Webster defined “American” as “a native of America; originally applied to the aboriginals, or copper-colored races, found here by the Europeans; but now applied to the descendants of Europeans born in America.” In his dictionary, Webster represented “American” as white and explicitly excluded Indians while ignoring Americans of African descent."

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A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany

A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Based on an award-winning international research project and photo exhibition, this poignant and beautifully illustrated book examines the experiences of African American GIs in Germany and the unique insights they provide into the civil rights struggle at home and abroad. Thanks in large part to its military occupation of Germany after World War II, America’s unresolved civil rights agenda was exposed to worldwide scrutiny as never before."

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Why Does Skin Color Matter?

Why Does Skin Color Matter? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Jennifer Saleem 

One day I was telling my husband a story about this guy and his crazy antics in an intersection. I will never forget our conversation:

 

Me: “This black guy was acting like a lunatic today as he was crossing the street.”
Husband: “Why did you mention that he was black?”
Me: Silence
Husband: “Does the color of his skin matter?”
Me: “You’re right. Let me rephrase. This African American guy was…”
Husband: “Why does it matter if he is African American? Are you suggesting that only one ‘type’ of person acts loony while crossing a street?”

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Tyga - Daily Multiracial

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

(Vietnamese/Jamaican) [American]

 

Known as: Rapper Music Videos: Far Away, Cali Love, Rack City 

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Gloria Reuben - Daily Multiracial

Gloria Reuben - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Jamaican/White Canadian) [Canadian]

 

TV: “ER”, “Raising the Bar”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “The Agency”, “The Flash”, “Homicide: Life on the Street”

 

Movies: “Timecop”, “Nick of Time”, “Cold Blooded”

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Critical Mixed Race Studies

Critical Mixed Race Studies | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

“Critical Mixed Races Studies” means critiquing the concepts of mixed race.

 

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Dilshad Vadsaria - Daily Multiracial

Dilshad Vadsaria - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Pakistani/Indian/Portuguese) [American]

 

Known as: Actress (Played Rebecca Logan in the TV series “Greek”)

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African-German-Americans Search for Their Roots

African-German-Americans Search for Their Roots | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Documentaries profile children born to German mothers and African-American fathers in the years after World War II. ...
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Generation-Mixed : A group for all Multi-racials everywhere

Generation-Mixed : A group for all Multi-racials everywhere | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Generation-Mixed: A group for all Multi-racials everywhere...
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Our Contributors: Meet Jennifer Saleem

Our Contributors: Meet Jennifer Saleem | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Jennifer Saleem's (Hybrid Rasta Mama) interview on Multicultural Familia. 

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