Race box check offs – mixed race documentary

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So for the last couple of weeks, I’ve been filling out applications for various things (school, work, etc..) and I always get floored with the “what are you” check boxes.  One place I worked for called me after I’d been hired and asked me what I meant by “other”.  My mother’s father is German, and her mother was French Creole, while my father’s mother was Haitian and father French.  When I explained this, the HR person paused for a good minute and then said, “You really are mixed, aren’t you?”  What do say behind that?

Enjoy the brief conversation from YouTube on Race Box Check Offs and as I am certain Pope Francis would say….”Know Peace”…bb

Jean Beausejour (Chiliean-Mapuche/Haitian) [Chilean]

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Known as: Professional Football (Soccer) Player (Currently plays for Wigan Athletic & the Chilean National Team; Previously played for Birmingham City, Club America, O’Higgins, Cobreloa & Gremio)
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Edmonia Lewis (Anniversary Month Rewind) (African American, Haitian, Native American (Ojibwe)) [American]

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Originally Featured: July 15, 2012

 

Known as: Famous Sculptor (First woman of African American and Native American descent to gain fame and recognition worldwide as a sculptor)

 
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Jean Pierre Boyer (French/Guinean) (French/Guinean) [Haitian (Born in Saint-Domingue (aka Haiti))]

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Known as: Revolutionary Soldier & Politician (One of the Leaders of the Haitian Revolution; President of Haiti from 1818 to 1843)
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Travie McCoy – Daily Multiracial

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(Haitian, Irish, Native American) [American]   Known as: Singer & Rapper (Lead vocalist of the band “Gym Class Heroes”)   Music Videos (with Gym Class Heroes): Stereo Hearts, Cupid’s Chokehold, Cookie Jar
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John James Audubon – Daily Multiracial

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(French/Creole) [French-American (Born in Saint Domingue/Haiti)]   Known as: Legendary ornithologist, naturalist, hunter, and painter (Best know for the famous book “Birds of America“;The environmental organization “National Audubon Society” was named in his honor)
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