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I'm Part White But I Can't Prove It

I'm Part White But I Can't Prove It | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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TalkShoe - Call - Mixed Chicks Chat

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Venn diagram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Venn diagram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Do you see the mixes?
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Light-skinned-ed Girl: My UNC-TV Interview with D.G. Martin

Light-skinned-ed Girl: My UNC-TV Interview with D.G. Martin | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
I'm excited to share this excerpt from my interview with the very wonderful D.G. Martin on UNCTV's Book Watch program which ran last weekend. What do you think?
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Loving Day fights racial prejudice through education and builds multicultural community. | Loving Day

Loving Day fights racial prejudice through education and builds multicultural community. | Loving Day | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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Interracial Relationships, Loving Day and Passing | Marcia Dawkins Featured on ABC 5 Boston's "CityLine"

Interracial Relationships, Loving Day and Passing | Marcia Dawkins Featured on ABC 5 Boston's "CityLine" | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Dr. Dawkins discusses the ongoing impact of interracial romantic relationships, multiracial identities and passing in the United States with Loving Day founder Ken Tanabe and CityLine host Karen Holmes Ward.
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Community Village: More awesome topics arriving to Multicultural Familia

Community Village: More awesome topics arriving to Multicultural Familia | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
If you have not subscribed to Multicultural Familia yet, take a look at the list of topics we will be covering!
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Crayola Monologues

http://www.nathangibbs.com/crayola-monologues/ Crayola Monologues (2003) uses the crayon as a human metaphor for exploring color and identity in the United S...
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Community Village: Why do some couples mix while others don't?

Community Village: Why do some couples mix while others don't? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
I've been trying to figure out why some people choose a spouse of the same ethnicity while others choose a spouse of a different ethnicity.
Speaking for myself (European-American), I choose a spouse of a different ethnicity because:
* I have a preference for pigmentation and dark hair.
* I didn't want someone who looks like my mom or sister.
* I don't feel particularly comfortable around the historical oppressor phenotype.
* I want to move away from "whiteness" (historical oppressor phenotype).
* I like the idea of hybrids.
* I get to think I'm thwarting the system of "racial" categories to avoid future segregation.
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Community Village: What is ethnicity?

Community Village: What is ethnicity? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Ethnicity is better understood when described as "ethnic background" or "ethnic heritage" because ethnicity is the combination of what your parents gave you. Ethnicity is a combination of both your cultural traditions and your biological "race".

Ethnicity is a good word to avoid the controversial word "race". Many anthropologists believe there are no "races", only clines of phenotypes.
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Mulattotude

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Mulattotude - expression in black and white in a world of either or | Facebook...
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Velina Hasu Houston

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Velina Hasu Houston is an internationally acclaimed playwright of over twenty plays as well as a published poet and essayist, and screenwriter. She has published two anthologies of Asian American drama, one of them being the first anthology of plays by Asian American women.
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Ezzy Guerrero-Languzzi's comment, July 19, 2011 7:53 AM
Velina is beyond stunning. Love the photography on her website, especially the black and whites. Seeing these brought a smile to my face this a.m. Thank you for sharing.
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For those who do not understand the word/term: The official definition of Multiracial Whiteness is as follows... | Facebook

For those who do not understand the word/term: The official definition of Multiracial Whiteness is as follows... | Facebook | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Speaking My Mind a écrit un article intitulé For those who do not understand the word/term: The official definition of Multiracial Whiteness is as follows...
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I'm Part White But I Can't Prove it

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Passing as Black: How Biracial Americans Choose Identity

Passing as Black: How Biracial Americans Choose Identity | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The practice of passing — identifying with and presenting oneself as one race while denying ancestry of another — reached its peak during the Jim Crow era.
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How Multi-Ethnic People Identify Themselves : NPR

A new study shows that most people who are biracial self-identify as "biracial." But in many instances, multi-ethnic Americans change the way they self-identify depending on who they're talking with.
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StoryCorps Griot: Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni and friend, Heidi Durrow | 89.3 KPCC

StoryCorps Griot: Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni and friend, Heidi Durrow | 89.3 KPCC | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Member-supported public radio for Southern California. Award-winning local news and cultural programming alongside the best of NPR.
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Inaccuracies in video "Interracial Relationship and Loving v. Virginia"

Dr. Dawkins discusses the ongoing impact of interracial romantic relationships, multiracial identities and passing in the United States with Loving Day founder Ken Tanabe and CityLine host Karen Holmes Ward.

Notes by Steven F. Riley: There are several significant inaccuracies in this video.

1. Interracial marriage was in fact legal, not illegal, in most states 44 years ago. Only 16 states had bans on interracial marriage at that time.
2. Ms. Ward’s comment, “No steps were taken to change the law until one appropriately named couple fought for their rights…” is grossly inaccurate. There was no one “law” to ban such marriages in the United States. Each state had its own anti-miscegenation statute. Most importantly, the battle to end anti-miscegenation (anti-interracial marriage) laws in the United States was a 50 year struggle which included such landmark Supreme Court cases like Perez v. Sharp (1948), McLaughlin v. Florida (1964) and ending of course, with Loving v. Virginia (1967).
3. Mr. Tanabe’s comment, “After the case, for the first time, interracial marriage was legalized in the United States.” is incorrect. Loving v. Virginia did not legalize interracial marriage in the United States. It legalized interracial marriage only in the remaining 15 states (Maryland repealed its law during the case) that still had bans on such marriages. In fact, there were 10 states that never enacted any bans on interracial marriage. Mr. Tanabe seems to have forgotten that Mildred and Richard Loving (the plaintiffs in the case) were legally married in Washington, D.C. in June of 1958, six months before they were arrested for violating the section of the law which prohibited interracial couples from being married out of state and then returning to Virginia.
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The New Color Wheel - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

The blurring of race labels is neither the dawn of colorblindness nor the dusk of racism.
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Color Studies Exhibition, 2004

http://www.nathangibbs.com/color-studies/ Color Studies is the name of an exhibition of work by Nathan Gibbs that was on display at Gallery 111, Rensselaer P...
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Mixed Dreamer - A Mixed Race Take On What It Means To Be ‘Free’:...

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A Mixed Race Take On What It Means To Be ‘Free’: NPR Interview with Danzy Senna...
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Community Village: What is race?

Community Village: What is race? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
When attempting to describe biological "race" we need to include the concepts of phenotype, cline and our vast family tree roots.

phenotype: the set of characteristics of a living thing, resulting from its combination of genes and the effect of its environment

cline: a series of similar items in which each is almost the same as the ones next to it, but the last is very different from the first

family tree roots: We each have over a million ancestors counting back only 20 generations. As the roots expand they cover a larger geographic area.

Many anthropologists don't believe in the controversial concept of biological "race", rather they understand the facts of biological phenotypes and clines.
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"What are you?"

"What are you?" | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
So many of us have had to deal with this question; sometimes cloaked as “Where are you from?” Both questions can feel like a micro agression. However, their motive may simply be selfish curiosity, but often it’s a dubious attempt to categorize us into a “race” or ethnicity box.

The way I answer depends on the intention I perceive from the interrogator. The best universal answer is; “That's a great question to open a conversation! I’ll tell you — if you also tell me what you are / where you’re from.”
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Interracial Marriages Stirring the Melting Pot | Video - ABC News

Interracial Marriages Stirring the Melting Pot | Video - ABC News | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Interracial Marriages Stirring the Melting Pot...
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YouTube - ‪hapanimation's Channel‬‏

YouTube - ‪hapanimation's Channel‬‏ | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Jeff is available for animation commissions and commercial work. Please visit www.meditatingbunny.com for contact info!
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