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Thankful for Native American Heritage

Thankful for Native American Heritage | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Today many here in North American are waking up to celebrate thanksgiving. They're imagining a day filled with food and family. They consider this a day to be thankful. They're right. They should b...
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definition of aboriginal from Oxford Dictionaries Online

aboriginal: (of human races , animals, and plants) inhabiting or existing in a land from the earliest times or from before the arrival of colonists; indigenous.

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The 2010 Census and the race question

The 2010 Census and the race question | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"The problem is, my husband’s family doesn’t know where their Indigenous roots come from. Are they Pipil? Lenca? Aztec? Mayan? They have no idea."

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'Brown babies' long search for family, identity – In America - CNN.com

'Brown babies' long search for family, identity – In America - CNN.com | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
(CNN) --  Daniel Cardwell’s obsession consumed three decades of his life and $250,000 of his money, he estimates. His energy has been devoted to answering one basic question: “Who am I?
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How to go from ‘Black’ to Latino to ‘White’ in three easy steps.

How to go from ‘Black’ to Latino to ‘White’ in three easy steps. | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
1. Be darker than a brown paper bag in the U.S. and U.S. society will label you 'Black'.

2. Start speaking Spanish and any society will label you Latino.

3. Sit in a white Prius with a latte ...
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(1)ne Drop: Dr. Yaba Amgborale Blay & Rosa Clemente

(1)ne Drop Producer, Dr. Yaba Amgborale Blay and Hip Hop Activist Rosa Clemente discuss Black Identity and issues of nomenclature during the "Beyond the Brown Paper Bag Test: De-constructing Black & Brown" panel at the 5th Annual Redefining African American Conference. [23 February 2010]

For more information about the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), please visit http://www.cccadi.org

To view the "Beyond the Brown Paper Bag Test" panel in its entirety, please visit http://www.youtube.com/user/cccadi

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Marc Dacascos - Daily Multiracial

Marc Dacascos - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Filipino, Spanish, Chinese, Irish, Japanese) [American]

 

Known as: Actor and Champion Martial Artist

 

TV: The Chairman on “Iron Chef America”, Wo Fat on “Hawaii Five-0”, “Kamen Rider”, “The Crow: Stairway to Heaven”

 

Movies: “Crying Freeman”, “Brotherhood of the Wolf”, “Drive”, “Cradle 2 the Grave”

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Redefining their races: More students choosing to identify as mixed - Western Front

Redefining their races: More students choosing to identify as mixed - Western Front | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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Yoon Mi-rae - Daily Multiracial

Yoon Mi-rae - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(aka T aka Tasha Reid) (African-American/Korean) [American]

 

Known as: R&B Singer & Rapper (Known in South Korea as the “Queen of Soul”)

Music Videos/Performances: Black Happiness, Don’t Leave Me, Get It In,

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Dermablend - behind the scenes with Zombie Boy Rick Genest

Dermablend - behind the scenes with Zombie Boy Rick Genest | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Dermablend works with Zombie Boy Rick Genest to cover his tattoos using Dermablend Coverage Cosmetics for full coverage of tattoos and skin flaws.
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Spork: Kyo Maclear

Spork: Kyo Maclear | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"His mum is a spoon. His dad is a fork. And he's a bit of both. He's Spork! Spork sticks out in the regimented world of the cutlery drawer. The spoons think he's too pointy, while the forks find him too round. He never gets chosen to be at the table at mealtimes until one day a very messy ? thing arrives in the kitchen who has never heard of cutlery customs. Will Spork finally find his place at the table? This "multi-cutlery" tale is a humorous and lively commentary on individuality and tolerance. Its high-spirited illustrations capture the experience and emotions of anyone who has ever wondered about their place in the world."

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Dark Chocolate Really Is Healthy

Dark Chocolate Really Is Healthy | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"In the photo above, you have a photo of two of our favorite things…chocolate and wine.  I’m not going to talk about the wine for now; that’s for another posting."

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, August 10, 2013 9:00 PM

They beat me to it... always thought combining dark chocolate with red wine would be the perfect drink!

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Jay Tavare - Daily Multiracial

Jay Tavare - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Native American (White Mountain Apache & Cherokee), Latin American) [American]

 

Known as: Award winning actor

 

Movies: Vega in “Street Fighter”, “Adaptation”, “Cold Mountain”, “The Missing”, “Pathfinder”, “Unbowed”

 

TV: “Into The West”

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Salma Hayek - Daily Multiracial

(Lebanese/Spanish) [American/Mexican]

 

Known as: Oscar nominated actress, direction & producer (Nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Frida Kahlo in the film “Frida”)

 

Movies: “Frida”, “Puss in Boots”, “Desperado”, “Dogma”, “Across the Universe”, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”, “From Dusk Till Dawn”, “Wild Wild West”

 

TV: “30 Rock”, “Ugly Betty”,

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Siri, iPhone 4s App, Scoffs At Heavy Accents (VIDEO)

Siri, iPhone 4s App, Scoffs At Heavy Accents (VIDEO) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Siri, iPhone4S' new artificial intelligence personal assistant, is having trouble understanding accents, specifically native Spanish speakers who speak English. 

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Beyond the Brown Paper Bag Test: Panel Part 1

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and Dwyer Cultural Center

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Cheryl Burke - Daily Multiracial

Cheryl Burke - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Irish-Russian/Filipino) [American]

 

Known as: Professional Dancer (Two time pro champion on ABC TV’s “Dancing With The Stars”)

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Obama's overlooked white side - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

One of my followers suggested this article. 

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August Wilson - Daily Multiracial

August Wilson - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(African American/German) [American]

 

Known as: Pulitzer Prize winning playwright (“The Pittsburgh Cycle” series of plays including “Fences” and “The Piano Lesson”) 

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"Racism Does Not Require Intent" ~ Is That Your Child

"Racism Does Not Require Intent" ~ Is That Your Child | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"This video of WBAI radio host Jay Smooth's Tedx talk entitled "How I Stopped Worrying and Love Discussing Race" reminds me of the Applied Research Center webinar I took last week called "Changing the Conversation on Race." One of the big takeaways from that webinar and from Jay Smooth's talk, is that "racism does not require intent."

 

Jay Smooth's advice that examining our unconscious prejudice is about maintenance and habitual action is also really useful, especially when you consider, as Terry Keleher of ARC suggests, that what fuels racial justice is really set of values (belief in fairness, equity, humanity and dignity of all people, etc) we should all want to share in common. (hat tip to Racialicious for the video)"

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David Blaine - Daily Multiracial

David Blaine - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Puerto Rican/Russian Jewish) [American]

 

Known as: Famous Magician, Illusionist & Endurance Artist (TV: “Street Magic”, “Magic Man”; Specials: “Buried Alive”, “Frozen in Time”, “Vertigo”, “Above the Below”)

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Hazel the Hedgehog (part 1)

Hazel the Hedgehog (part 1) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Hazel the Hedgehog isn’t a book about race or color. But it is a book that shows the incredible power of color to convey meaning and reinforce meaning. All hedgehogs are spikey. But not all hedgehogs are dark and not all horses are blonde. In case there was any confusion about spikeyness or softness, the colors were there to make the message clearer."

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