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Mixed-Race Celebrities on Race, in their Own Words | TIME.com

Mixed-Race Celebrities on Race, in their Own Words | TIME.com | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
If biracial and multiracial celebrities have anything in common, it is that they are often asked to explain themselves. That may sound familiar to any person of mixed ancestry for whom questions like "What are you?
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Is it rude to ask?

 

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We Are the 15 Percent

We Are the 15 Percent | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it


"A crowd-sourced collection of portraits of American interracial families and marriages, inspired by a Cheerios ad."


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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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Skin Bleaching and Global White Supremacy: By Way of Introduction

The cosmetic use of chemical agents to lighten the complexion of one’s skin, also referred to as skin whitening, skin lightening, and/or skin bleaching, is currently a widespread global phenomenon. While the history of skin bleaching can be traced to the Elizabethan age of powder and paint, in its current manifestations, skin bleaching is practiced disproportionately within communities “of color” and exceedingly among people of African descent. While it is true that skin bleaching represents a multifaceted phenomenon, with a complexity of historical, cultural, sociopolitical, and psychological forces motivating the practice, the large majority of scholars who examine skin bleaching at the very least acknowledge the institutions of colonialism and enslavement historically, and global White supremacy contemporarily, as dominant and culpable instigators of the penchant for skin bleaching. As an introduction to this Special Issue of The Journal of Pan African Studies focusing on skin bleaching and global White supremacy, the purpose of this paper is to critically examine the symbolic significance of whiteness, particularly for and among African people, by outlining the history of global White supremacy, both politically and ideologically, discussing its subsequent promulgation, and further investigating its relationship to the historical and contemporary skin bleaching phenomenon.

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INDIVISIBLE African-Native American Lives in the Americas

INDIVISIBLE African-Native American Lives in the Americas | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"From the Smithsonian comes an important and enlightening exhibition about the intersection of American Indian and African American people and cultures. IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas explores historical and contemporary stories of peoples and communities whose shared histories are woven into the fabric of American identity, but whose presence has long been invisible to many in the U.S."

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IMDb: Mixed, Multiracial, Eclectic, & Exotic Race Celebrities! - a list by horne_jeffrey

IMDb: Mixed, Multiracial, Eclectic, & Exotic Race Celebrities! - a list by horne_jeffrey | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
A list of 80 people created on 16 February 2013
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PC Muñoz - "HALF-BREED" Sneak Peek

Promo video for the upcoming multidisciplinary event, "HALF-BREED: A Night of Multiracial Indigenous Voices", premiering at Open Book at the Loft Literary Ce...
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Mike Shinoda - Daily Multiracial

Mike Shinoda - Daily Multiracial | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

(Japanese/Russian) [Amerian]


Known as: Musician, record producer, artist, singer-songwriter, and rapper (Co-founder of the rock band “Linkin Park”; also known as his hip-hop alter ego “Fort Minor”)


Music Videos (Linkin Park): New Divide, What I’ve Done, Numb, In The End

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An Excerpt From My Book: “Black People Don’t Have Blue Eyes…Do They?”

An Excerpt From My Book: “Black People Don’t Have Blue Eyes…Do They?” | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"I decided to post a small excerpt from my work-in-progress titled “Black People Don't Have Blue Eyes Do They?”

In this excerpt I dive into my perspective on how to react to the infamous ques..."

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Guest writer Marcus Twyman shares a piece from his book at Mixed American Life.
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YouTube - MixedAmericanLife's Channel

YouTube - MixedAmericanLife's Channel | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
A collection of YouTube videos on the Mixed Experience.

Including on topic book and product reviews by Halle Maria Robinson.
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