‘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.”


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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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Marpessa Dawn (African American/Filipino) [French (born in US)]

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Marpessa Dawn (African American/Filipino) [French (born in US)]

Known as: Actress, Singer & Dancer

Movies: Eurydice in “Black Orpheus”, “The Ball of Count Orgel”, “Sweet Movie”

Theater: “Chérie Noire”

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Sullivan & Son on TBS

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“For those of you have access to the cable station TBS, please be sure to check out the new multiracial comedy, Sullivan & Son at 10pm Easter/9pm Central! 🙂


It stars comedian (and past Daily Multiracial) Steve Byrne as a corporate lawyer who surprises his parents (Irish American father/Korean American mother) by leaving his job to take over a bar owned by his father in Pittsburgh.


Be sure to check it out! on Thursday :)”
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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 People Monday – Sabi

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“The pop singer grew up in Inglewood, California, and is the daughter of a Salvadoran mother and African American father. She was raised in a bilingual Spanish and English language household.”

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Sarah Jones: One woman, eight hilarious characters

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http://www.ted.com In this hilariously lively performance, actress Sarah Jones channels an opinionated elderly Jewish woman, a fast-talking Dominican college student and more, giving TED2009 just a sample of her spectacular character range.

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