Rooney Mara to play Native American in Pan, a “multi-racial” movie

Rooney Mara has scored the role of Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Peter Pan re-living. Will this raise a few eyebrows?

Community Village‘s insight:

According to EthniCelebs Rooney Mara’s heritage is
– Irish, German, French-Canadian (father)
– Irish, Italian (mother)

See on moviepilot.com

The Stanford “Indian”: Then and Now

Via Scoop.itCommunity Village Daily Activist

“We acknowledge that such imagery was not meant to be offensive when adopted. However, these images perpetuate stereotypes, are hurtful and offensive to American Indians and others, and are particularly inappropriate and insensitive in light of the history of forced assimilation that American Indian people have endured in this country.”
Via nativeappropriations.blogspot.com

Applied Research Center – Don’t Call Them Post-Racial

Via Scoop.itCommunity Village Daily Activist

The Applied Research Center (ARC) is a 30-year-old racial justice think tank that uses media, research and activism to promote solutions. ARC’s mission is to popularize racial justice and prepare people to achieve it.
Via www.arc.org

Native Appropriations: Hey Kardashians: Why you so obsessed with me?

Via Scoop.itCommunity Village Daily Activist

“The Kardashians definitely make it to the worst offenders list.”
Via nativeappropriations.blogspot.com

Jay Fubler Harvey – Creator of Daily Multiracial – on Google+

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

Jay Fubler Harvey – Question everything, even yourself…
Via plus.google.com

Native Appropriations: Pepper Ann Follow-Up: Why I’m glad I have readers

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

“Yesterday I posted about an awesome Pepper Ann cartoon that dealt with Peppy “discovering” her Navajo ancestry. Then, some readers pointed out some even cooler things I didn’t notice upon first watch, and some pointed out how I had made some really poor language choices in my write-up, so I’ll get to that too.”   Click to read
Via nativeappropriations.blogspot.com

Native Appropriations: Pepper Ann “Dances with Ignorance”: Quality TV for an Indian Appropriator Near You!

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

“Quick synopsis: teacher tells the class they’re doing heritage reports, Pepper Ann decides all of her European ancestry is “boring” and then her Dad informs her she’s actually 1/16 Navajo, and gives her a concho belt that belonged to her ancestor. Pepper Ann then gets super excited, relying on every stereotype possible to represent her new “Indianness”–war whooping, crying a single tear for littering, putting her brother in a cradle board, beating “war drums”, etc. The whole time her friends are telling her she’s being offensive and wrong, but she’s too caught up in her ficticious identity to care.”
Via nativeappropriations.blogspot.com

Cultural Appropriation: Homage or Insult? | Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

“Cultural appropriation is the adoption of some specific elements of one culture by a different cultural group. It denotes acculturation or assimilation, but often connotes a negative view towards acculturation from a minority culture by a dominant culture.[1][2] It can include the introduction of forms of dress or personal adornment, music and art, religion, language, or social behavior. These elements, once removed from their indigenous cultural contexts, may take on meanings that are significantly divergent from, or merely less nuanced than, those they originally held. Or, they may be stripped of meaning altogether.”
Via www.racialicious.com

Some ‘help’ to understand who is ‘white’. This will end all debate.

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

Via en.wikipedia.org

Redefining their races: More students choosing to identify as mixed – Western Front

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

Via westernfrontonline.net