Thai-Italian Lara Needs a Mixed-Race Bone Marrow Donor #Match4Lara

24-year-old graduate student Lara Casalotti, who is Asian-white mixed race, needs a bone marrow donor. Because of her mixed racial background (her ethnic background is Chinese, Thai and Italian), her best chances of finding a suitable match would be from a person who has a similar genetic makeup. Lara is currently undergoing chemo for acute myeloid leukemia in London, and needs a bone marrow transplant by April to save her life.


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The All-American Family

Guest Post By Toritto

“I am of Italian-American extraction; I had four grand-parents, all born in Italy and therefore by “blood” I am as Italian as anyone walking around Italy today. I married …”


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This is a great post about in-groups and out-groups.

Always question who is in our in-group, who is in our out-group – and why.


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)

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Debrahlee Lorenzana – Puerto Rican / Italian

Debbie Lorenzana—whose mother is Puerto Rican and father is Italian—came to New York from Puerto Rico 12 years ago.”
“I’ve seen men turn into complete idiots around her. But it’s not her fault that they act this way…”
Community Village‘s insight:
Interesting problem to have. Good looks that are distracting, turn people into bumbling idiots, and cause you to get fired.
– -Glenn Robinson

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The Third Enlargement of American Whiteness

See on Scoop.itMixed American Life

The Third Enlargement of American Whiteness (1930-1980) was when the Jews, Italians and others from southern and eastern Europe became White Americans, when they melted into the melting pot. Nell I…

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Mixed People – Prince

See on Scoop.itMixed American Life

A couple of days late with my Mixed People Monday but here it is. Prince’s ethnic makeup is somewhat unclear. According to a 1983 Rolling Stone Magazine article, the pop singer’s father was of …

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Karlee Perez (aka Maxine) (Spanish, Cuban, Italian, Chinese, Hawaiian) [American]

See on Scoop.itMixed American Life

Known as: Professional Model & Former Professional Wrestler and Valet (Was known in the WWE as “Maxine”)

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Bella Thorne (Italian, Cuban, Irish) [American]

See on Scoop.itMixed American Life

Known as: Actress, Dancer, Singer & Model

TV: “Shake It Up!”, “My Own Worst Enemy”, “Little Monk”, “Dirty Sexy Money”, “Big Love”

Movies: “Raspberry Magic”, “Forget Me Not”, “Craw Lake”, “The Seer”
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Michael DeLorenzo (Puerto Rican/Italian) [American]

See on Scoop.itMixed American Life

Known as: Actor, Director & Musician (Performed in Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” & “Thriller” music videos)

TV: “New York Undercover”, “Head of the Class”, “Resurrection Blvd.”, “Fame”

Movies: “A Few Good Men”, “Alive”, “High Hopes”, “Fame”, “My Family”, “Fatal Beauty”, “Gun Shy”

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