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Racism Never Takes A Holiday

Racism Never Takes A Holiday | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
I've been trying to figure out how to say this because obviously I don't want to.
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What Do You Do When "Neither/Both" is Your Only Choice? With Lola Osunkoya

What Do You Do When "Neither/Both" is Your Only Choice? With Lola Osunkoya | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
On today's episode of Mixed Race Radio, we will meet Lola Osunkoya, author of the blog, Neither/Both and of Neither/Both LLC, a private practice focused on counseling and community building in the Mixed-Race community.
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2014 Writer’s Submission: Mixed Remixed Writers' Submission Form 2014

2014 Writer’s Submission: Mixed Remixed Writers' Submission Form 2014 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

We are seeking writers to read at the 2014 Mixed Remixed whose work addresses the Mixed experience. This includes, but is not limited to: stories of interracial or intercultural relationships, transracial or transcultural adoption and the exploration of multiracial and multicultural identity.

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Passing for white and straight: How my looks hide my identity

Passing for white and straight: How my looks hide my identity | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
I'm neither straight nor white, but I'm frequently mistaken for both -- and it's taught me a lot about privilege
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Is It Time to Do Away With The ‘One-Drop’ Rule? | Clutch Magazine

Is It Time to Do Away With The ‘One-Drop’ Rule? | Clutch Magazine | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Untangling the one-drop rule in America may be damn near impossible. It is so deeply rooted in our collective history that it would take generations to unravel.
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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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(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race: A Review and Reflection

(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race: A Review and Reflection | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Yaba Blay’s (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race (2014) is a beautiful, first-hand look at the true complexities surrounding the ways in which societies and peoples racialize one another and the w...
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What's My Big Mix - Lisa. Boston, MA

For The Big Mix multicultural festival. Submitted stories by blended people and families. To upload your own mixed/blended story, go to TheBigMix.org or cont...
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My Asian-American Awakening: Realizing that I am a Person of Color

My Asian-American Awakening: Realizing that I am a Person of Color | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

"I was exposed to this idea that I cannot stand in solidarity with communities of color, because “Asians inherently embodied whiteness.”  This made me dislike my Asian-American identity, because I was not white, but not a person of color.  Now I am able to realize how all this is all structural and institutionalized racism,  a method used to dismember the Asian-American identity.

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By "dismember" I suspect Snguon means "co-opt", but I get his point, and he is on point. In a poetic sense the word "dismember" works when thought of as dissolving membership away from other people of color - in which case he's right. That is what main stream Euro-American dominated mass media tends to do. 
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Racial Identity and the Shadow of Jim Crow in the Black Community

Racial Identity and the Shadow of Jim Crow in the Black Community | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
by Kimberly Bernita Ross My grandmother Bernice was born in New Orleans in 1918 to a Black mother and a White father at a time when interracial marriage was illegal. Her mother, Roseanna, a maid in...
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Yes I’m Mixed Race. Please Stop Being So Weird About It. [Essay] - MamaPop

Yes I’m Mixed Race. Please Stop Being So Weird About It. [Essay] - MamaPop | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
I'm mixed race. So what?
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Theatre Review: Adult Supervision - A sparky play about the mixed-race middle class

Theatre Review: Adult Supervision - A sparky play about the mixed-race middle class | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
It's US election night in 2008 and Natasha, a white ex-lawyer who has adopted two Ethiopian children, seizes on this as the ideal opportunity to throw a drinks party in her home for the "very small community" of other "mothers of children of...
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Holding Onto The Other Half Of 'Mixed-Race'

Holding Onto The Other Half Of 'Mixed-Race' | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Wilma Stordahl says calling her two biracial sons "black" captures only part of who they are.
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One Drop, but Many Views on Race

One Drop, but Many Views on Race | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
A series of portraits and an accompanying book argue that racial identity is not merely biological or genetic, but also a matter of context and even personal choice.
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Opinion: Black Americans must embrace true colors

Opinion: Black Americans must embrace true colors | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Historian and author Tiya Miles is a professor at the University of Michigan's Afroamerican and African Studies department and a 2011 MacArthur genius award recipient.
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Garcelle Beauvais: Mixed race people shouldn't have to pick

Garcelle Beauvais: Mixed race people shouldn't have to pick | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
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US ACTRESS Garcelle Beauvais believes that mixed race people shouldn’t be expected to embrace one of their cultural heritages over the other.

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Rule No. 1: Notice Difference

Rule No. 1: Notice Difference | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
My son has taken to calling himself Black as he has learned that Black is a culture/ethnic heritage and not necessarily a skin color. At school someone overheard him say, "Cause I'm Black!
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This blog is one of the best I've run accross in speaking insightful truth about race relations. Even if you are not a parent or a transracial parent, it's still a good blog - quality insightful writing from a mom who is a great asset to our community of truth tellers and oppression fighters.


In this article she explains that it's not racist to notice physical difference. However, when someone mentions race when it's not relevant to the story or when they try to spin the story to demonize a certain group, that is racist. 


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Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Canada's Approach to Racism

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Canada's Approach to Racism | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Why is it that the U.K.'s newspaper is willing to publish a painfully honest editorial about race in Canada but Canadian papers aren't? Before Mr. Douglas was published in the U.K., he submitted his personal op ed to Canadian newspapers.
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Law Say Hwee's curator insight, July 13, 2014 4:45 AM

The Canada media tends to go around the issue of racism and not talk about it. They talk about almost everything else, but just simply not racism. I can imagine it is quite annoying to be a Black Canadian.

Chan Kin Leong's curator insight, July 13, 2014 7:01 AM

After reading this article, I felt that Canada is treating people very unfairly by supplanting black Canadians for the Canadians who are white in their skin colour. In my opinion, I think that Canada president should forbid this act as prejudice towards the black Canadians are appearing in the country. People should be treated fairly and not vice versa just because of the majority. Also, this act might affect the black Canadians as they are being rejected by the Canada society which would arise to social issues such as poverty due to the lack of having a job for the black Canadians. Also, this may even lead to racial conflicts such as riots due to being treated unfairly of a particular group of people.

Kelvin Tsui's curator insight, July 13, 2014 7:47 AM

in this article 

what i have known about Canada is that in Canada, they do not talk about their unfair prejudice against the black community and that they also do not address this issue as they do nit mention it. i think that the is not as bad as physically or verbally abuse, but it is still not the right thing to do., I think that we should no matter what treat everyone equally no matter the colour gender or race.

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Everyone Wants To Date Asian Babes: Data Proves This Myth Is Real

Everyone Wants To Date Asian Babes: Data Proves This Myth Is Real | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Dating site shows men prefer to date Asian women
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What's My Big Mix - Fanshen. Los Angeles, CA

For The Big Mix multicultural festival. Submitted stories by blended people and families. To upload your own mixed/blended story, go to TheBigMix.org or cont...
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Mixed Race Teen Changes Name From Keisha to Kylie To Fit in White Community

Mixed Race Teen Changes Name From Keisha to Kylie To Fit in White Community | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Kansas City girl says she was bullied because her birth name carried too many negative racial stereotypes.
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What's My Big Mix - Leroy. Los Angeles, CA

For The Big Mix multicultural festival. Submitted stories by blended people and families. To upload your own mixed/blended story, go to TheBigMix.org or cont...
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Eartha Kitt's life was scarred by her failure to learn the identity of her white father, says daughter

Eartha Kitt's life was scarred by her failure to learn the identity of her white father, says daughter | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Singer's search to discover more about her origins was frustrated by official secrecy
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Owning white privilege and then what?

Owning white privilege and then what? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
My own brand of narrow vision at work here: I'm not a big coffee shop person; I go rarely and usually when I have a deadline that I have put off until I can't bear it anymore and I need a change of venue to focus.
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Playwright Sarah Rutherford: 'Middle-class, mixed-race families are invisible on our stages' - Interviews - 10 Oct 2013

Playwright Sarah Rutherford: 'Middle-class, mixed-race families are invisible on our stages' - Interviews - 10 Oct 2013 | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
As her new play Adult Supervision premieres at the Park Theatre, playwright Sarah Rutherford discusses multiculturalism in modern Britain
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