“Global Mixed Race” Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference – Chicago Nov 13-15, 2014

Join us at DePaul University in Chicago Nov 13-15, 2014 for the 3rd Biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies conference. Learn more: http://criticalmixedracestudies.org/wordpress/cmrs-2014/

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Toasted Marshmallows Performances, Screenings and Appearances

Join us for a panel at the 2014 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference at De Paul University in Chicago. As part of Mixed Roots Stories programming at CMRSC 2014, we will be speaking with the performance ensemble Mixed Mamas, about the mixed experience in performance pieces.
Register for the conference here.

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Who We Be: The Colorization of America – Kindle edition by Jeff Chang.

From Greg Bennett (@gabennett89) on Twitter: @zentronix’s book, #WhoWeBe, is about the way artists and visionaries change the way we see race. @IDAStanford

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Your Face in Mine: A Novel by Jess Row

One afternoon, not long after Kelly Thorndike has moved back to his hometown of Baltimore, an African American man he doesn’t recognize calls out to him. To Kelly’s shock, the man identifies himself as Martin, who was one of Kelly’s closest friends in high school—and, before his disappearance nearly twenty years before, skinny, white, and Jewish. Martin then tells an astonishing story: After years of immersing himself in black culture, he’s had a plastic surgeon perform “racial reassignment surgery”—altering his hair, skin, and physiognomy to allow him to pass as African American. Unknown to his family or childhood friends, Martin has been living a new life ever since.

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The Colonialism That is Settled and the Colonialism That Never Happened

Originally posted on Decolonization:

by Andrea Smith

While both Black and Native studies scholars have rightfully argued that it is important to look at the distinctness of both anti-Blackness and Indigenous genocide, sometimes this focus on the distinctness obscures how, in fact, they are mutually reinforcing. There is much to be said about these interconnections, and this work has been explored by many in this blog series, in the #decolonizesaam Twitter discussion on anti-Blackness, and elsewhere. Here, I want to focus on how anti-Blackness and Indigenous genocide are connected through colonialism, and further expand on how colonialism constructs both the labor of Indigenous and Black peoples, in particular and different ways, in order to secure the settler state. In this article I want to focus on how settler colonialism is enabled through the erasure of colonialism against Black peoples as well as the erasure of Indigenous labor, with a particular emphasis on some of…

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