Brandon, age 30
African American with a small percentage of Native American. We are on the quest to find out exactly what else as we both actually have in our gene pool.
Virginia, age 31
50% Italian/ 38% Filipino/ 6% Spanish/ 6% Chinese. My father is a deceased Italian citizen of Neapolitan descent whose family still resides in Italy. My mother is a 1st generation immigrant with parents from the Philippine provinces of Pampanga and Iloilo who were mixed slightly with Chinese and Spanish.
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Mixed Race or Adoptive Families, Participate in Santana’s project, “Somewhere in Between”

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.




Mark Zuckerberg just welcomed his daughter to the world with a Facebook note

In an announcement posted to Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have announced the birth of their daughter, Max.
“Your mother and I don’t yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future,” the post, structured as a letter from the couple, begins. “Your new life is full of promise, and we hope you will be happy and healthy so you can explore it fully. You’ve already given us a reason to reflect on the world we hope you live in.”


The post — a Facebook note — describes the changes that the couple hopes to see for their daughter. “Like all parents, we want you to grow up in a world better than ours today,” the note reads. To do that, the note says, will require advances in health, education, technology, and equality. The couple calls for “long term investments over 25, 50 or even 100 years,” including democratizing internet access.


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Hey, Baby Girl! Eva Mendes And Ryan Gosling Reportedly Welcome First Child

Hey girl, Ryan Gosling is a dad.

The actor welcomed a baby girl with longtime girlfriend Eva Mendes on Sept. 12, multiple sources confirmed to Us Weekly. People also confirmed the news.

The Huffington Post has reached out to the couple’s reps …

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

Punjabi Sikh-Mexican American community fading into history

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Anti-immigration laws, coupled with shared cultural values, brought this community to life. Almost 100 years later, the community is now retiring to the history books.

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Casta Paintings: Inventing Race Through Art : NPR

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Casta Paintings: Inventing Race Through Art
Mexican Art Genre Reveals 18th-Century Attitudes on Racial Mixing

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosted a major exhibition of paintings that reflect what many upper-class Spaniards thought about race, class and skin color during the time of the Spanish colonization of Mexico in the 1700s.

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Hapa Soap Opera | Laura Kina

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“Laura Kina (born 1973) is an artist, academic and important contributor to the emergent field of Critical Mixed Race Studies. Kina was born in Riverside, CA. and raised in Poulsbo, WA.”

“Laura Kina creates art which relates to race, religion, class, family, and identity, more specifically Asian American and mixed race identity.” -Wikipedia

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Multiracial Oath of Social Responsibility

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“I want to make a difference in this world. Therefore:


I strive to improve race relations.


I recognize the people who have made it possible for me to affirm my multiracial identity.


I must fight all forms of oppression as the oppression of one is the oppression of all.


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Copyright 2004, Maria P. P. Root”
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