Mixed American Life
Follow
Find
187.5K views | +162 today
Mixed American Life
Mixed Heritage, Mixed Culture,  Mixed Identity | mixedamericanlife.us
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

Quoted: Oscar Hijuelos on Prejudice Being Skin Deep | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture

Quoted: Oscar Hijuelos on Prejudice Being Skin Deep | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Guernica: Even through your adolescence, you felt like an outsider, both with your family and in your neighborhood.
more...
steffiquah's curator insight, July 16, 2014 7:29 AM

It is sad that nowadays, your skin colour would define your life. For example, if you are not the same colour as the rest of the people, you would be boycotted. How people treat you, or how you treat people even, is being controlled by just a mere colour. Isnt that sad? People should not be discriminated against something that is not their fault. Humans are humans, whether black or white. No one deserves to feel insecure or unwelcomed just because of their skin colour. No one deserves to be treated with disrespect either.

Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

Ruby Bridges visits with the President and her portrait

Ruby Bridges visited the White House to see how a painting commemorating her personal and historic milestone looks hanging on the wall outside of the Oval Of...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

Black and Jewish (Black and Yellow Parody)

'Bridesmaids' Kali Hawk & 'Vampire Diaries' Katerina Graham shout out Drake, Lenny Kravitz, Lauren London and Rashida Jones as they pay homage to Black & Jewish celebs in a new Funny or Die video.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

Book Review: Race & Reality {We're All Mixed}

Book Review: Race & Reality {We're All Mixed} | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Anthropologists have no use for the race concept, and neither should educated citizens.” -Cameron M. Smith, PhD
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

Multiracial Identity - The Agenda - Broadcast

Multiracial Identity - The Agenda - Broadcast | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The face of Canada is changing, no longer predominantly white and of European descent. How does being multiracial shape your identity? What policy changes are needed to best reflect the changing face of our society?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

New Race and Ethnicity Guidance for the Collection of Federal Education Data

New Race and Ethnicity Guidance for the Collection of Federal Education Data | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Further information about the guidance issued on October 19, 2007 on the collection and reporting of racial and ethnic data which allows individuals to self-identify their ethnicity and race, and select more than one race and/or ethnicity.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

Emotions on Immigration topics run High | Community Village

Emotions on Immigration topics run High | Community Village | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The topic is very serious, very sad and Bubba's over the top anger is hilarious at the same time.

"And let’s continue with the policy of reducing human beings to nothing more than their economic function. Nothing else matters – not culture, not sentiment, not family, not history, not morals. Just how much goddamned labor one goddamned person can produce per goddamned hour, for whatever goddamned price businesses want to pay – and not a goddmaned penny more!" -Bubba
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

Chantilly Patiño, founder of Multicultural Familia, and biculturalmom.com TalkShoe - Audio

Chantilly Patiño, founder of Multicultural Familia, and biculturalmom.com TalkShoe - Audio | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it



Mixed Chicks Chat


EPISODE 216 - Mixed Chicks Chat w/ Mulitculturalfa...


We talk with Chantilly Patiño, founder of new on-line magazine Multicultural Familia, and the blogger behind biculturalmom.com


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

Learned a new word from S. Riley on the Mixed Chicks Chat: mestizaje

Learned a new word from S. Riley on the Mixed Chicks Chat: mestizaje | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
mestizaje (cultural concept)
A key feature of race in Latin America is the idea of mestizaje[/i] or mestiƈagem[/i] (“mixture” in Spanish and Portuguese, respectively), which refers to the biological and cultural blending and cultural blending that has taken place among these three populations.
-- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

Diaries of a Mixed (Up) Kid: Smithsonian's RACE exhibit: Eye-Opening and Depressing, Strange and Refreshing

Diaries of a Mixed (Up) Kid: Smithsonian's RACE exhibit: Eye-Opening and Depressing, Strange and Refreshing | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

I'm her mom, not the nanny!

I'm her mom, not the nanny! | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
We were at a Manhattan water park when it happened. I was with my then 3-year-old daughter, Luna, playing in a sandpit on a foul, chilly morning beneath clouds that looked like ripped paper.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

"I'm half Korean and half Mexican, so I'm Korexican."

Whether in America or Korea, second generation Korean-Americans are labeled 'outsiders.' Although their passports may say they are American, they are still seen as 'immigrants.' Though they are Koreans in appearance, they are seen as 'foreigners' in the eyes of native Koreans.

Are second generation Korean-Americans Koreans or Americans? An even more difficult question is, how should half-Koreans identify themselves?

The struggle over the issue of their identity is not easily understood by their parents or even friends. The question of one's cultural identity can only be answered by the individual alone. The answers to these questions vary greatly among second generation Korean-Americans.

In this episode, Korean-Americans share their hardships and how they have overcome the struggles to find their own answers to these difficult questions.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

Community Village: When Xenophobia is in the Family

Community Village: When Xenophobia is in the Family | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
You think you know someone. Then you find out that a couple of "liberals" in your family are just as xenophobic as your average conservative.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"A federal judge decreed that Monday, November 14, 1960 would be the day black children in New Orleans would go to school with white children."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

The Mixed Debate: What does it mean to be 'mixed'?

The Mixed Debate: What does it mean to be 'mixed'? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
We want to be accepted by others like us, but are instead viewed as “too white” and “too Americanized” or “too dark” and “too foreign” -Chantilly Patiño
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

Race Pizza

Race Pizza | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Race Pizza - By Teja Arboleda, M.Ed. - Description: For pick-up and delivery. A humorous at race and culture in America, with EVERYTHING on top.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

What is "race"?

What is "race"? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Is “race” real? How many “races” are there? Why does our government want to know what “race” we are?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

The Multiracial Youth and Parenting Study

The Multiracial Youth and Parenting Study | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Are you the parent of a multiracial youth between the ages of 3-22? Participate in an online survey for the opportunity to win one of two $100 Amazon gift certificates! It's a long survey, but it's interesting!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

Multicultural Familia on Facebook

Multicultural Familia on Facebook | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Multicultural Familia - Multicultural Familia™ is an online magazine and community where modern families can connect with diverse individuals and resources.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

raceoff for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

raceoff for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
RaceOff™, the original race-themed morphing video, helps players unlearn the assumptions we all have about people based on how they look, particularly with respect to race. More importantly, the app debunks racial categorization, implying that human beings are all the same race - human. The original images of each face were morphed together to create a continuous, almost imperceptible transition between each face. Once the player has correctly picked each of the original faces, the gray neutral face turns green with a smile. If picked incorrectly, the face turns red with a sad mouth. On the bottom left of the video screen is the Face Score - the number of times a player correctly chooses one of the original faces. The bottom right of the video shows the score reflecting the correct ID (identity) - the way in which each original model described him/herself. Note: each featured individual was asked to identify him or herself as he or she thought most applicable to this project.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Community Village Sites
Scoop.it!

Disney Channel "Family Tree" Gerry Family

Noah Gerry and family show-off their family tree in this Disney Channel short. Join them as the explore their history around Marble Head Massachusetts.
more...
No comment yet.