“… I cringe when I hear her chant, “You mix that Negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma” about her Alabama-born dad and her mom from Louisiana. This is the same reason I cringed at the L’Oreal ad that identified Beyonce as African-American, Native American and French.”
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There is a fine line between affirming mixed race people and bashing mono-race people.
I agree with Dr. Blay’s sentiment.
Bragging about being mixed race is akin to bragging about being mono-raced. Race is not a thing to be proud about. It is no accomplishment to be born. A person may prefer a certain skin color, but as Brenda says: Your preference is not preferable.
Somewhere In Between
Aimed at giving a voice to people who have experienced living between worlds, not quite fitting into just one, and offering them a platform to express how those experiences have shaped their identity. Santana Dempsey, a professional actor and adoptee/mixed race advocate, is leading “Somewhere In Between”. She is most interested in the worlds of adoption, and the mixed race experience.
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I know Santana from her work and I’ve meet her at Mixed Remixed in Los Angles. She’s a Superstar! Passionate, intelligent and talented.
Please support her and her work.
Listen to Multiracial Family Man episodes free, on demand. Ep. 45: Kitt Shapiro is the daughter of late international star Eartha Kitt, who passed away from colon cancer in 2008. She is the founder and creator of the Simply Eartha™ lifestyle brand (http://www.simplyeartha.com/) and served as president of Eartha Kitt Productions for more than 20 years. Her work with her mother was highlighted by her own Grammy nomination as executive producer of Eartha Kitt’s CD, “Back in Business.” Shapiro attended Barnard College/Columbia University before beginning a successful modeling career. She studied interior design and worked in the fashion industry before taking on the responsibilities of running her mother’s company. Shapiro has dedicated herself to sharing her mother’s story and bringing attention to the importance of colon cancer screening and early detection, and, toward that end, she serves as a Board Member for the Colon Cancer Alliance (http://www.ccalliance.org/).
Listen as Kitt speaks with Alex about living and traveling with her mother, about growing up as a multiracial person with a multiracial mom and about her maintaining her mother’s legacy through her lifestyle brand, Simply Eartha, and through her work withe Colon Cancer Alliance.
For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic
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Eartha Kitt with baby daughter and husband William Mcdonald.
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We are excited that the Costco Connection has written a story about mixed race artists and the Mixed Remixed Festival. The reporter Hana Medina really captured what the Festival is all about!–Heidi Durrow, Festival Founder
You can also download a copy of the article here.
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By Sharon Chang
“Are we bingeing on mixed-race beauty to feel better about racism?”
This article says so many things I have been thinking.
There is also a thing called beauty privilege, that I do not hear others talking about in that way.
The article is excellent and detailed overall.
The one bit I would say differently is where Sharon says:
“We know race is not biological…”.
Race is exactly biological. The fact that race is about biology does not need to reinforce racism however. “The Nature of Race”, by Ann Morning goes into this and how different scientists view race differently. The big opposing views are between anthropologists and medical scientists.
Hello and welcome to Xica Nation. Could you tell us your name, age, nation and how you identify?
Celeste De Luna, 40, Xicana, I identify myself as an indigenous person of the North American continent, one in the process of trying to decolonize my mind and spirit and that of my family. The loss is so great that it feels insurmountable sometimes, but I look to my communities for help.