I Am Not Trayvon Martin, but I am a father

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“I am a 56 year old white man, whose father came from eastern European immigrants and whose mother came from the Confederate families of Virginia. I am married to an African American woman.  I have a mixed race son of 17 years who I fear for every day.”

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“…this country has not yet moved beyond the racism used to justify the abhorrent institution of slavery. It is more insidious now, being hidden in code language and insinuation rather than explicit statement.”

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“Stand Your Ground is a license to kill – an instrument of oppression.”

Community Village‘s insight:

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Raceless Like Me | Magazine | The Harvard Crimson

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One day last fall, Paula M. Maouyo ’14 sat in front of her laptop in Matthews trying to think of a topic for her Expos paper about racial identity.

When Maouyo was a child, she identified as biracial. Her father is black, originally from Chad and her mother is white and American. But by the time she was nine, she began to move away from a biracial identity.

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July Flashback: Svante Myrick (Black/White) [American]

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Known as: Mayor of Ithaca, New York, USA (At the age of 24, he became the youngest Mayor in Ithaca history and one of the youngest in US History)

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A Black Nurse, a German Soldier and an Unlikely WWII Romance

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“I know the story of how they met,” said Chris Albert, 59, the youngest son of Elinor and Frederick Albert. “It was in the officers’ mess hall, and my father was working in the kitchen. He kind of boldly made his way straight for my mother and said: ‘You should know my name. I’m the man who’s going to marry you.’”

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June Flashback: Philippa Schuyler (Black/White) [American]

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Known as: Child prodigy/genius, pianist & composer, pioneering feminist, journalist, author, war correspondent

More about Philippa: Her compositions were performed by numerous American orchestras by the time she was a teen; She accompanied the New York Philharmonic at age 16; Performed piano all around the world; Influence a rise in learning the piano in the American Black community; Early campaigner against female circumcision in Africa; Rated at over 180 IQ
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PHOTOS: John McCain Celebrates the Wedding of Son Jack

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The bride, Renee Swift, and groom, Jack McCain, are both officers in the service

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George Lucas, Mellody Hobson Set June Wedding in Chicago

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The “Star Wars” mastermind will marry his longtime girlfriend after former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley gives away the bride.

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Mixed Couples – Lewis Hamilton & Nicole Sherzinger

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Formula 1 driver, Lewis Hamilton (Mclaren Mercedes team, ok I am a huge F1 fan and Hamilton is my favorite) has been romantically linked to singer Nicole Sherzinger for some time now. Both are actually mixed. The British Hamilton’s Mom is white and father is black and Sherzinger has a Filipino father and a mother who is half Hawai’in and half Russian.
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Mixed Couples – James Earl Jones & Cecilia Hart

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James Earl Jones and his wife, Cecilia Hart, who is also an actor, have been married since 1982.

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