Invoking Holocaust, 1,000 rabbis deliver letter asking Congress to welcome refugees and “not make the same mistake”

Jewish leaders implore the U.S. to “welcome the stranger,” not to turn away refugees as it did during the Holocaust

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#RefugeesWelcome

Community Village has new URLs

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My Community Village blog and Facebook page about #HumanRights #CivilRights & #MigrantRights have new URLs

http://communityvillageus.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/CommunityVillage

Please update your links and favorites

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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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Clines

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“One crucial innovation in reconceptualizing genotypic and phenotypic variation was anthropologist C. Loring Brace’s observation that such variations, insofar as it is affected by natural selection, slow migration, or genetic drift, are distributed along geographic gradations or clines.[59] In part this is due to isolation by distance. This point called attention to a problem common to phenotype-based descriptions of races (for example, those based on hair texture and skin color): they ignore a host of other similarities and differences (for example, blood type) that do not correlate highly with the markers for race. Thus, anthropologist Frank Livingstone’s conclusion, that since clines cross racial boundaries, “there are no races, only clines”.[60]”
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Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival 2011

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“…we have over a million ancestors counting back just 20 generations.” – G. Reginald Daniel

“And since we are migratory by nature, we mix as we migrate. Some migrations are by choice and some are by force. The force can be the slave trade, war, climate or economic – hence the terms war refugee, climate refugee and economic refugee. Economic policies also constantly change and affect trade agreements, tariffs and embargoes – creating push and pull effects on migration patterns.” -Glenn Robinson

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Daily Multiracial celebrates 1 year anniversary!

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“In celebration of a full year, we’ll be reposting some of the greatest hits this week: some of your faves, some of my faves…at least 2 per day each day this week through Saturday. 🙂   We’ll also be posting a pieces of interesting related info and a few surprises…keep a look out! 🙂   As always, if you have someone you’d like to suggest as a future Daily Multiracial and/or if you have anything different you’d like to see this site do in the future, please let us know!”
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Jay Fubler Harvey – Creator of Daily Multiracial – on Google+

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Jay Fubler Harvey – Question everything, even yourself…
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The Inner Life of Mestizo Nationalism

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The only recent English-language work on Spanish-American indigenismo from a literary perspective, Estelle Tarica’s work shows how modern Mexican and Andean discourses about the relationship between Indians and non-Indians create a unique literary aesthetic that is instrumental in defining the experience of mestizo nationalism.   Engaging with narratives by Jesús Lara, José María Arguedas, and Rosario Castellanos, among other thinkers, Tarica explores the rhetorical and ideological aspects of interethnic affinity and connection. In her examination, she demonstrates that these connections posed a challenge to existing racial hierarchies in Spanish America by celebrating a new kind of national self at the same time that they contributed to new forms of subjection and discrimination.
Via www.mixedracestudies.org

It may not be racist, but it’s a question I’m tired of hearing

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Ariane Sherine: Looking a bit brown still means being asked where you’re from.
Via www.guardian.co.uk