Infographic: The Multi-Racial and Ethnic Shift in America

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

Four of these five groups are very mixed in their racial heritage.

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

A Ferguson Youth Led Summit (Ferguson Conversations)

Local student leaders from the Ferguson Youth Initiative came up with the idea to hold a summit to talk about how to make change in the aftermath of the tragedy their community has experienced. In late September, young people gathered at Florissant Valley Community College just miles from where Michael Brown was shot. Joined by community members and educators, the group talked about how the relationship between youth and the police of Ferguson needs to change, and what activities are needed in their town.”


Moon-Ho Jung & Dan Berger – The Rising Tide of Color

Talk by Moon-Ho Jung (Editor) and Dan Berger (Contributor) of the book “The Rising Tide of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements across the Pacific” recorded October 15, 2014 at University Bookstore in Seattle, WA.


Vienna Teng – Level Up (Official Music Video) feat. Tommy Guns Ly

From the album Aims:…

Directed by Lawrence Chen…

Choreographed by Jaclyn Walsh
Featuring Tommy Guns Ly:

Performers in order of appearance:
Jaclyn Walsh and Chalvar Monteiro
Tommy Guns Ly and Monica Hagan
Pamela Pietro
Vienna Teng and Jacob Corvidae

This video was made possible by an amazing Kickstarter campaign:…

Full list of credits, including Kickstarter backers:…


Video starts slow then gets excellent, and Vienna’s voice is beautiful. 

Fashion model’s unlikely path to fame – CNN Video

You may not know her name, but chances are you have seen Ubah Hassan in commercials for Macy’s or Ralph Lauren. This short film takes you into the world of this up-and-coming model, whose life has not always been picture perfect. Directed by Joe Berlinger


From Somalia to Canada to Macy’s fashion model. 

The All-American Family

Guest Post By Toritto 

“I am of Italian-American extraction; I had four grand-parents, all born in Italy and therefore by “blood” I am as Italian as anyone walking around Italy today. I married …”

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This is a great post about in-groups and out-groups.

Always question who is in our in-group, who is in our out-group – and why.