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Seeking Parallels in Portraits: Samantha Wall Opens 'indivisible' | NOLA DEFENDER

Seeking Parallels in Portraits: Samantha Wall Opens 'indivisible' | NOLA DEFENDER | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

In association with Loving Daycelebrations, the Stella Jones Gallery (201 St Charles Ave) is exhibiting portraits of multiracial women by Samantha Wall. The work attempts to highlight the ambiguity, difficulty and singularity of being a person of mixed ancestry. 

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1936 'Show Boat': A Multiracial, Musical Melodrama, Now Out On DVD

1936 'Show Boat': A Multiracial, Musical Melodrama, Now Out On DVD | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
With an unforgettable story and score, the 1927 musical tackled complex racial issues. Music critic Lloyd Schwartz says the 1936 film version of Show Boat is the best — and it's now out on DVD.
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Rooney Mara to play Native American in Pan, a "multi-racial" movie

Rooney Mara to play Native American in Pan, a "multi-racial" movie | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Rooney Mara has scored the role of Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.' upcoming Peter Pan re-living. Will this raise a few eyebrows?
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According to EthniCelebs Rooney Mara's heritage is
- Irish, German, French-Canadian (father)
- Irish, Italian (mother)

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"Me+You" & "Being Biracial": Anna Bowen Explores Identity & Relationships

"Me+You" & "Being Biracial": Anna Bowen Explores Identity & Relationships | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
On Today's episode of Mixed Race Radio, we will meet Anna Bowen, a biracial actor, singer, and writer who has worked professionally for the past fifteen years.
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Wiki Spreadthelove's curator insight, December 9, 2013 7:29 AM

Great book about biracial couples

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Fitting Into the Right Box: Multiracial America on the Rise | Brown Political Review

Fitting Into the Right Box: Multiracial America on the Rise | Brown Political Review | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Mixed race America is on the rise, the population of multiracial youths is the fastest growing in the country and interracial marriage is at an all time high
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Kim & Kanye's Baby: Mixed Race Couples & Their Beautiful Kids | Latina

Kim & Kanye's Baby: Mixed Race Couples & Their Beautiful Kids | Latina | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
List of gorgeous mixed race couples and their gorgeous kids.
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More Young Americans Identify as Mixed Race

More Young Americans Identify as Mixed Race | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Many young adults of mixed backgrounds are rejecting color lines that have defined Americans for generations.
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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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Bicultural Identity | Tanning in the U.S. | What does it mean?

Bicultural Identity | Tanning in the U.S. | What does it mean? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The other day my youngest son brought his art portfolio home from school. I'd pull out a drawing, he'd tell me a little about his masterpiece, and I'd compliment what I loved most about it. Then I ...
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Community Village Sites's comment, August 17, 2011 6:22 PM
Here’s my psychoanalysis: Men (and boys) are happy to be darker because it is seen as more masculine. Also, in the U.S., some light skinned people (probably subconsciously) have a desire to move away from whiteness because white is identified with the historical (and current) oppressor. Even the term “white” — when people label me with it, causes me to recoil. When I hear “white”, my mind fills in the boxes that people are then associating me with [white pride, white power, white racist]. So it doesn’t surprise me that light skinned people want to have some color.
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Wanted + Needed: Multiracial Children's Books

Wanted + Needed: Multiracial Children's Books | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Your child's books might not reflect the world they live in. Time to upgrade?
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Multiracial Asian Families: Mixed or Not, Why Are We Still Taking Pictures of "Race"?

Multiracial Asian Families: Mixed or Not, Why Are We Still Taking Pictures of "Race"? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"This person is an actual living, breathing human being -- but she is not being treated as such...Her physical body is used as a site for others to play out their racial theorizing while her own voice and story remain conspicuously absent."

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It seems the current fascination is on new and often unique versions of mixed race. Some say exotic. 
In the future the fascination may shift to unique designer babies, or 'mono-racial' people, although it's said that there are no pure races. However, there are people who are recently mixed between continents and others who have not mixed between continents in hundreds or thousands of years. 
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Tracing Michelle Obama's Multiracial Ancestry

Tracing Michelle Obama's Multiracial Ancestry | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
New York Times reporter Rachel Swarns has followed Michelle Obama's journey all the way back to through her ancestry. Swarns' new book "American Tapestry" explores the first lady's surprising genealogy.
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TV Show’s Portrait of the Mixed Experience | Mixed Roots Stories

TV Show’s Portrait of the Mixed Experience | Mixed Roots Stories | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

If you are at all interested in media representations of the Mixed experience, The Neighbors is an important situation comedy to watch. It airs on ABC at 8:30 (7:30 Central) and is in its second season.

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Couple seek inclusion for multiracial Jews

Couple seek inclusion for multiracial Jews | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
On Oct.26, Oppenheim will lead a program at the Jewish Center in Princeton, titled “Racial Diversity in the American-Jewish Community: Talking Together about Creating Pathways of Inclusion.”...
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Overseas adoptions rise -- for black American children

Overseas adoptions rise -- for black American children | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Elisa van Meurs grew up with a Polish au pair, speaks fluent Dutch and English and loves horseback riding -- her favorite horse is called Kiki but she also rides Pippi Longstocking, James Bond, and Robin Hood.
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22 Things You Should Never Say To A Multiracial Woman

22 Things You Should Never Say To A Multiracial Woman | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"So where are you from?" It's a question most mixed-race women are intimately familiar with.
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Tonya Braddox's curator insight, October 8, 2013 11:55 AM

I have heard several of these questions since I became aware of difference in my early childhood.  At times the questions can be annoying when you are trying to move about in your daily life, but other times they did spark my interest to explore my multiethnic ancestry.  So far, this has only happened on my maternal side. My father is not forthcoming with any information about his family and I've learned to live with it. 

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i am who i am that is that

i am who i am that is that | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
It's been a good long while since someone has asked me outright, "What are you?"  This dawned on me as I read the article below.  At first I figured it's just because I'm not that ethnically ambigu...
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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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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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