Community Village: LOVE this Tweet from Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

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looking for that one / love that binds us together / make community

@yellowgurlpoet
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Color terminology for race – Wikipedia

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Charles Darwin argued that the number of race categories is completely arbitrary and subjective.

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Counting People of Color | Damali Ayo

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“I went through a phase where anytime I was in a crowd, I counted the number of people of color– out loud so whomever I was with could hear me. Eventually my friends started doing the same thing. Then they started noticing the dearth of people of color in situation after situation, then in their own lives, and then…they realized they had to change that.” -Damali
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“Wait . . . they had a white baby?!?!” | Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

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“My niece recently had a baby, a beautiful boy. The proud grandmother showed the photo of the newborn to family members and everyone oohed and aahed. One of his cousins looked at the picture and said, “Oh he’s so cute!” But suddenly a puzzled look came over him and he blurted out, “Wait . . . they had a white baby?!?!” @smshige

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Black And Jewish in the U.S.A. | Signed Shona

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My first blog post about being a black Jew in the US…

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Cultural Deprivation Syndrome | @nakagawascot

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“Cultural Deprivation Syndrome, in this context, is just one of many byproducts of the political system of racism.” – @nakagawascot
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Is Obama Now Black (Enough) Because He’s White?

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“President Obama embodies and embraces tough questions about race like few others. His ever-evolving racial identity questions the construction of the color line.

Wouldn’t it be real progress to admit that an increasing number of people who identify with monoracial identities like black and white might also be mixed?”

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‘Red Bone Girls,’ ‘Chocolate Legs,’ and Eric Benet’s Color-Complex Payday – COLORLINES

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“Even worse, says [Yaba] Blay, is what the use of the “redbone” label in the song says about the humanity of the woman at the center of it. “The assumption is that you know something about a so-called red bone just by looking at her body. In that way, she’s still on the auction block. The message is, ‘You ain’t sh#@t ouside of what I can see.’ And by the way, I see ‘chocolate’ the same way—it reduces people down to something to be consumed. That kind of thinking robs us of all of our humanity.””

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New Americans Documentary

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“A documentary that explores the impact of the multiracial baby boom upon America, a country that has shed so much blood on the color line.”

VIDEO

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