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Shelley Bridgeman: Are mixed-race people more attractive? - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Shelley Bridgeman: Are mixed-race people more attractive? - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
If the heavy traffic and 225,000 'likes' generated by the Facebook page 'Mixed Race Babies' are any indication, there's clearly widespread appreciation for babies (and, indeed, children) - New Zealand Herald...
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The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America

The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Graphic based on Pew Research article “The Next America”

The country is slowly becoming more like a “rainbow,” according to a new book by Paul Taylor and Pew Research called “The Next America”.

Defining Mixed

These groups are all mixed in their heritage.

  1. Hispanic people are mixed by definition. Hispanic is not a race and Latin American countries have not had anti-miscegenation laws like the U.S. Most Latinos are part Amerindian mixed with some part(s) Spanish / Portuguese / Black.
  2. Black people have been mixed with others since the founding of the U.S., sometimes by choice and sometimes by force (enslavement rape). 
  3. Asian people have been mixing with others since anti-miscegenation laws have been abolished in the U.S.
  4. Other people includes Native American (1%) and Mixed people.
  5. White people are often mixed with ‘5 shades of White’, or they are White Latino, or they are ‘One drop of color / ‘passing as White’, aka 1/16th of color. White is not counted as White when mixed with people of color, which accounts for the decline in White numbers over time. The other reason the numbers for White drop is because Europeans no longer immigrate to the U.S. at any where near the same rate of other groups. European countries tend to provide good health care coverage and tend to have lower gun violence. For example, in the U.K. the routine patrol officers do not carry guns.


The numbers

Intermarriage among people of different races is increasingly common. In 1980, just 7% of all marriages in the U.S. were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity.  In 2010, that share has doubled to 15% of all new marriages in the U.S. Hispanics (26%) and Asians (28%) were most likely to “marry out,” compared with 9% of whites and 17% of blacks. – Pew Research


Marrying Out

If two people of mixed heritage marry, does Pew Research count that as an intermarriage?


Genocide or Population Control

  • Amerindians used to make up 100% of the Americas. Now the U.S. is only 1% Native American.
  • Black population is only expected to grow by 1% in 50 years. Mass-incarceration is removing Black people during the prime of their life, the time when most people are starting families. And police and vigilantes are killing Black people at the rate of 1 every 28 hours, and sometimes more frequently.
  • Asians were murdered by White people during the gold rush and also excluded from entering the U.S. between 1882 and 1965.
  • Latinos were lynched by White people during the gold rush.
  • Murdered by police Amerindian, Black, and Latino people are murdered by police more than other groups
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Interesting Facts and Information About the Native American Population

Interesting Facts and Information About the Native American Population | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

ALMOST HALF OF NATIVE AMERICANS ARE MIXED-RACE

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U.S. Diversity green card lottery

U.S. Diversity green card lottery | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The green card lottery has granted residency visas to people with no ties to the US for over 20 years.
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ASU student explores how parents in multi-racial families communicate about race

ASU student explores how parents in multi-racial families communicate about race | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
ASU family and human development doctoral student Annabelle Atkin is exploring how parents of multi-racial families communicate with their children about race, as well as the effects those conversations have on their children’s racial identity and development. The daughter of an Asian mother and white father, Atkin knows firsthand about growing up in a multi-racial family.
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Tickets | Kina Grannis - San Francisco, CA at Live Nation

Tickets | Kina Grannis - San Francisco, CA at Live Nation | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Find and buy Kina Grannis tickets at the The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA for Nov 10, 2017 08:00 PM at Live Nation.

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Elizabeth Liang's ALIEN CITIZEN: an earth odyssey - Tickets - Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 29th, 2017

Bootleg Presents Solo Queens Fest

October 26-November 19!

Solo Queens Fest will be featuring three solo female artists presenting their award-winning solo shows. In addition, each artist will be
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Kumail Nanjiani Standup Monologue - SNL

Host Kumail Nanjiani shares some of the negative reactions he received to his film, The Big Sick, and explains how to be a better racist. #SNL #SNL43 Ge
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Introducing The Other Box Project

Introducing The Other Box Project | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
WNYC's All Things Considered host Jami Floyd introduces the year-long project that explores issues facing mixed race families.
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DACA

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (2012- ), better known as DACA, is an executive order President Obama signed that allows Dreamers (those who entered the US illegally as children) to get temporary papers so that they can legally work, drive a car, open a bank account, get student loans, etc. Most of all, it means…
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Census considers new approach to asking about race – by not using the term at all

Census considers new approach to asking about race – by not using the term at all | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Instead, the new census questionnaire may tell people to check the “categories” that describe them.
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New Hampshire Officials Investigating Attack on Biracial Child Nearly Killed by Hanging 

New Hampshire Officials Investigating Attack on Biracial Child Nearly Killed by Hanging  | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
New Hampshire police investigating whether 8-year-old biracial boy, who survived being hanged, was victim of a hate crime.
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The Big Sick - Movie Review

The Big Sick - Movie Review | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
https://youtu.be/jcD0Daqc3Yw   About a Pakistani-American who only dates White women, but fails to tell his parents and keeps wasting his parent's time and wasting the time of all the Pakistani-American women who visit in an attempt for an arranged marriage. Based on a true story. Best line in the movie said to the Pakistani parents:…
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Why I Remain a Negro

Why I Remain a Negro | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"Why I Remain a Negro" (1947) is an essay by Walter White, then the head the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He could pass for white but chose not to. As a boy, growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of a postman, he was considered black because his family was…
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The Next Rachel Dolezal In Florida?

The Next Rachel Dolezal In Florida? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The person says they identify as "transracial" in a new interview with a Tampa Bay TV station.
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Demetria Obilor

Demetria Obilor | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Demetria Obilor (c. 1991- ), a traffic reporter in the US, appears in the morning on ABC Channel 8 in Dallas, Texas. She made the news herself when she was body-shamed on the Internet for her "ridiculous" looks. Jan Shedd (pictured above) on Facebook: "Has anyone seen Channel 8's new morning traffic reporter? Her name is…
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Obama bans selfies - CNN Video

Obama bans selfies - CNN Video | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Former US President Barack Obama made a joke about his birthplace, banned people form taking selfies with him, and talked about the state of civic culture in a speech at the Obama Foundation.
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Episode 4: The Vanguard | Finding Your Roots | PBS

Episode 4: The Vanguard | Finding Your Roots | PBS | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay, and Janet Mock join Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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Miguel

Miguel | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Miguel is an American R&B singer best known for his 2012 album Kaleidoscope Dream and the single "Adorn," for which he won a Grammy Award.

 

Miguel Jontel Pimentel was born in San Pedro, California, on October 23, 1985. His father is Mexican-American and his mother is African-American.

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Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) #HalfHuman #HalfVampire Grandson

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) #HalfHuman #HalfVampire Grandson | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. With Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James. Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.
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Scientists Spot Genes Behind Skin Color

Scientists Spot Genes Behind Skin Color | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"Special cells in the skin contain pouches, called melanosomes, packed with pigment molecules. The more pigment, the darker the skin.

 

Skin color also varies with the kind of pigments: Melanosomes may contain mixtures of a brown-black called eumelanin and a yellow-red called pheomelanin."

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Watch: The Other Box Project on Love, Race and Identity

Watch: The Other Box Project on Love, Race and Identity | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Featured guests include:

 

Benno Schmidt, chairman of Avenues: The World School and former clerk to Earl Warren; Schmidt helped author the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Loving v. Virginia declaring all laws against interracial marriage unconstitutional.

 

Gina Belafonte, the daughter of the civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, who is Jamaican, and the dancer Julie Robinson, who is Jewish.  Gina continues the racial justice work of her father and is director of the social justice organization Sankofa, which he founded.  She will talk about the struggle of activism through prism of multiracialism and multiculturalism.

 

Ali Bien-Aimé, 19-year-old Amherst College freshman and native New Yorker, who will discuss the evolution of his identity, as well as his upbringing as a multiracial man in a lesbian household.

 

HOSTED BY:

 Jami Floyd
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US Census Should Make Hispanic a Race and Not Just an Ethnicity (OPINION)

US Census Should Make Hispanic a Race and Not Just an Ethnicity (OPINION) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
It’s time we retire this “Hispanic as ethnicity” distinction.
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Claremont Reflects on Racism After Biracial Boy Injured (Videos)

Claremont Reflects on Racism After Biracial Boy Injured (Videos) | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Claremont — Hundreds of activists, clergy and concerned residents gathered in Broad Street Park on Tuesday to spread a message of tolerance and resilience following the injuries suffered last month by an 8-year-old biracial boy in an episod
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Mom: I saw the roof fly off as we ran - CNN Video

Mom: I saw the roof fly off as we ran - CNN Video | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
CNN's Sara Ganim speaks to a St. Thomas family that narrowly escaped their collapsing home during Hurricane Irma.
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Wonder Woman Of The '70s Was A Brainy Latina

Wonder Woman Of The '70s Was A Brainy Latina | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Lynda Carter, is, in fact, half-Mexican (her mother was Juanita Cordova from Chihuahua, Mexico)

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MilliAnna - born with a full head of hair with a white streak in the middle and top of her head  

MilliAnna - born with a full head of hair with a white streak in the middle and top of her head   | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
A Hereditary Streak Bence’s story may remind you of a baby girl named MilliAnna born in 2016. She was also born with a full head of hair. Her hair was black, with a white streak in the middle and top of her head.
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Judith van Praag's comment, August 3, 1:51 PM
Years ago I met a young adult and his grandmother at an author event at the Seattle Public Library. They both had a circular area on their scalp where hair sprouted that was white. In the grandmother this showed as a beautiful white curlycue, in the young man it was a white dot. Beautiful!