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Amazon.com: What do White Americans Want to Know about Black Americans but are Afraid to Ask eBook: John H. Davis

What do White Americans Want to Know about Black Americans but are Afraid to Ask - Kindle edition by John H. Davis.

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The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America

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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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When A Brown Girl Dates A White Boy (ft. Adam Devine)

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The Chinese in America

Author Iris Chang explores the impact on American history by Chinese immigrants over the last 150 years.This is a look at the successes and failures of th
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#FlyingWhileBlack Begins During Infancy: White Mother Asked to Prove Biracial Son Is Hers

#FlyingWhileBlack Begins During Infancy: White Mother Asked to Prove Biracial Son Is Hers | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"She said because we have different last name. My guess is because he has a different skin color," University of California basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb wrote on Twitter.
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Support Multiracial Family Man's Podcast Expansion

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Believe it or not, I have never done a post on race: Race (1774- ) divides humans into some three to seven breeds based on physical features like hair, eyes, nose, and, especially, skin colour. For example: In 1985 in the US the main races were: Whites - those who look like they are of…
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Ethnic/Racial Identity: Fuzzy Categories and Shifting Positions By

Ethnic/Racial  Identity: Fuzzy  Categories and  Shifting  Positions By | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
"Demographic changes and increasing diversity in the united States bring about changes in how people define themselves and how they categorize others. I describe three issues that are relevant to the labeling and self-definition of ethnic groups in u.S. society: (1) the creation and definition of identity categories, (2) the subjectivity of self-definition, and (3) the flexibility of identity expression. In each case, substantial research from social psychology and related disciplines supports a socially constructed definition and use of ethnic categories, wherein identities are subject to the influence of local and national norms and are amenable to change across situations and over time."

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Census Bureau to Ignore Obama-Era Recommendations for Recording Race, Ethnicity

Census Bureau to Ignore Obama-Era Recommendations for Recording Race, Ethnicity | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
“Accurate, detailed data are an essential tool for ensuring equal opportunity and access to the nation’s institutions and resources for all people, but especially those who have been victims of discrimination historically.”
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Janet Mock: Redefining Realness

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"Redefining Realness" (2014) by Janet Mock is her coming of age story as a transgender woman of colour in the US, the book she wishes she could have read growing up. On page 4: "I had yearned for true love ever since my junior year of high school, when I read Their Eyes Were Watching…
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Afro-Latinidad Is a Brooklyn Original in ‘She’s Gotta Have It’

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Despite all its other well-documented faults, the show stands out in its representation of Afro-Latinx characters.
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Meghan Markle: More Than an ‘Other’

Meghan Markle: More Than an ‘Other’ | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Note: I will be doing a post on Meghan Markle, but in the meantime here are two excerpts from an essay she wrote in 2015 about her racial identity: There was a mandatory census I had to complete in my English class [in seventh grade] – you had to check one of the boxes to…
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‘If that happens again, you draw your own box.’

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Janice Marie Johnson: Boogie Oogie Oogie

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQypKLPh1CU Johnson wrote this song with the late Perry Kibble. It became a huge hit in 1978 for their band, A Taste of Honey, going to #1 on the US pop and R&B charts, #3 in Britain. Johnson performs it here at the Native American Music Awards in 2015. She won a Nammy in 2002…
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Hearts Beat Loud: Get Tickets

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In Brooklyn, a father and daughter become an unlikely songwriting duo before she leaves for college. Search for screenings and book tickets on the official movie website for Hearts Beat Loud starring Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Sasha Lane with Blythe Danner and Toni Colette - In NY and LA June 8th
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Southwest Airlines apologized for asking a woman to 'prove' her mixed-race son was hers before flying

Southwest Airlines apologized for asking a woman to 'prove' her mixed-race son was hers before flying | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Lindsay Gottlieb, who coaches the University of California women's basketball team, was stopped by an airline employee at Denver International Airport on Sunday.
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The mono-racial police need to get out of their mono-racial bubble. #PolicingMixedRace

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Chapter 1 | The Chinese Exclusion Act

Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already her
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GOP Candidate to Reward His Kids Who Marry Whites Only, No Same-sex Partner

GOP Candidate to Reward His Kids Who Marry Whites Only, No Same-sex Partner | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Vickers Cunningham is said to be a longtime racist.
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Biracial, American and now a Duchess: Meghan leaves mark on monarchy

Biracial, American and now a Duchess: Meghan leaves mark on monarchy | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
When Prince William married Catherine Middleton in 2011, it was hard to ignore the fact that the occasion was largely white, male and entrenched in the sort of tradition the world associates with the British monarchy.
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White Woman Notifies Security of Black Man Pushing His Son in a Stroller

White Woman Notifies Security of Black Man Pushing His Son in a Stroller | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
A Washington, D.C., area father claims he was racially profiled while with his child in a park.
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Lupita Nyong'o Produces, Stars in Adaptation of Trevor Noah's 'Born a Crime'

Lupita Nyong'o Produces, Stars in Adaptation of Trevor Noah's 'Born a Crime' | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Nyong'o will play Noah's mother in the film version of his memoir, which explores his upringing in apartheid-era South Africa.
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Ice T and Coco Bring Baby Chanel to The Tonight Show

Ice T brings out his four-month-old daughter to meet Jimmy and have a selfie session. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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Critical Mixed Race Studies 2018 - Registration

Critical Mixed Race Studies 2018 - Registration | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
The Critical Mixed Race Studies Association is powered by your membership so if you haven't, join us! If you are already a member please make sure to renew. Your membership includes registration for the #CMRS2018 Conference at the University of Maryland. Join/renew your membership in time for the CMRS 2018 conference here!
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We Must Challenge The Systemic Hurdles For Latina Women

We Must Challenge The Systemic Hurdles For Latina Women | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, the workplace is not the only area where Latinas are falling behind.
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Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Meghan Markle (1981- ), a US actress, became the most googled woman in the world in 2016 when it became known she was dating Prince Harry of England. They are set to marry in May 2018. She will no doubt be called Princess Meghan even though strictly speaking she will probably be a duchess. Markle…
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Get Out

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"Get Out" (2017) is a Hollywood horror film directed and written by Jordan Peele, he of the comedy duo Key & Peele. In the fashion of "The Stepford Wives" (1975), it is a grim parody of White Liberal racism. Metaphors abound. Unlike nearly all Hollywood horror films, this one has a Black hero: Chris Washington.…
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Family Feud: Harvey Family Thanksgiving - SNL

Janelle (Leslie Jones), Mike (Chris Redd), Andre (Michael Che) and Ricky Harvey face off against Carol (Aidy Bryant), Peter (Beck Bennett), Justin (Mike
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