“Steven F. Riley, curator of mixedracestudies.org, joined us for this discussion of mixed race studies, popular culture and the shifting terrain of race and identity.”
A deportation raid is where the government comes to your house or place of work to arrest you, jail you and possibly deport you, sending you out of the country. In the US they are carried out by agents of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), part of Homeland Security.
In a typical raid, there is a knock at the door at four or five in the morning. They say it is the “police”. You open the door and then comes what some describe as:
“the most horrifying moment of their life. Nowhere to run to, no one to scream to for help.”
The ICE agents come into your home. Your children are crying and screaming. ICE is asking you questions, often in bad Spanish. They arrest whoever they feel like – citizen or not (they will sort it out later). They put you in handcuffs in front of your children
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- Our looks and other’s looks
- eye lashes
- eye shape
- eye color
- nose shape
- nose width
- nose length
- lips fullness
- teeth straightness
- teeth whiteness
- hair texture
- hair length
- hair color
- skin color
- just rightness
- Our clothes that don’t fit us, don’t match, are too worn out, and too outdated.
- Fitting in and then wanting to know what race everyone else is and how they fit in.
As much as we don’t want to judge and critique we can’t help ourselves.
LOS ANGELES, CA – The fourth Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, “Explorations in Trans (gender, gressions, migrations, racial) Fifty Years After Loving v. Virginia,” will bring together academics, activists, and artists from across the US and abroad to explore the latest developments in critical mixed race studies. The Conference will be held at The University of Southern California from February 24-26, 2017 at the USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center, 3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089 and is hosted by the Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture.
The conference will include over 50 panels, roundtables, and caucus sessions organized by the Critical Mixed Race Studies Association as well as feature film screenings and live performances organized by the non-profit Mixed Roots Stories. The conference is pleased to run concurrently with the Hapa Japan Festival February 22- 26, 2017.
Frances Cress Welsing
Frances Cress Welsing was an American Afrocentrist psychiatrist. Her 1970 essay, The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism, offered her interpretation on the origins of what she described as white supremacy culture. -Wikipedia
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