Why Chinese moms want American babies

Pregnant Chinese moms are flocking stateside to give birth, because they want their kids to have a U.S. passport.

Source: money.cnn.com

 

Interesting how this article doesn’t mention the disparaging term thrown at Latino babies (anchor baby).

But of course some racist person in the comment section goes there.

Will a racist ever use the term ‘anchor baby’ with European immigrants?

PS – Note the term ‘flocking’ that CNN uses. Is that disparaging?

American Revolutionary: Grace Lee Boggs

 

Grace Lee Boggs, 99, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.

 

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Source: www.pbs.org

American Revolutionary: Grace Lee Boggs

 

Grace Lee Boggs, 99, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.

 

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Source: www.pbs.org

 

Wisdom

 

‘Everything I Never Told You’ Exposed In Biracial Family’s Loss

In times of tragedy, our deepest insecurities can take over. In Celeste Ng’s new novel, set in the Midwest in the late 1970s, the fear that bubbles up is related to race and identity.

Source: www.npr.org

Light-skinned-ed Girl: Mixed Experience History Month 2014: Wong On, pioneering merchant

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Yung Wing (1828-1912) was the first Chinese person to graduate from an American college.
Wing graduated from Yale in 1854 and returned to China.  He had difficulty securing employment for some time.  In 1872, he helped from the Chinese Education Mission that allowed Chinese students to study in the U.S.
Wing married a white American woman in 1875 with whom he had two children.
In all, the Chinese Education Mission allowed 120 Chinese students to travel to and study in the U.S.  The program lasted 9 years.
Wing had to flee China when a coup brought the Empress Dowager CiXi to power.  His U.S. citizenship had been revoked but he managed to sneak back into the country.  He died penniless and is buried in a Connecticut graveyard.” -Heidi Durrow

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The secret to changing the world: Lee Mun Wah at TEDx

“Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian folk teller, educator, community therapist and master diversity trainer.

 

He is the Founder and Executive Director of StirFry Seminars & Consulting, a diversity training company that provides educational tools and workshops on cross-cultural communication and awareness, mindful facilitation, and conflict mediation techniques.

 

His most famous film about racism, The Color of Fear, won the Gold Medal for Best Social Studies Documentary and in 1995, Oprah Winfrey did a one-hour special on the film and Lee Mun Wah’s life.

 

In 2013, he will be releasing his latest film, If These Halls Could Talk, which focuses on college students speaking their truth about racism and other diversity issues in higher education and beyond.

 

Lee Mun Wah talks about the power of cultural perspective and the need to reach beyond the superficial in making cross-cultural connections.’

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The International Examiner – Mixed Race is not Less, but More Race: ‘War Baby / Love Child’ Exhibit Offers an Enriched Perspective on Mixed-Race Asian Americans

Growing up, Wei Ming Dariotis recalls the perpetual question, “What are you?”
“My mother is Chinese and my father is European American,” she would reply, which would often be followed with, “Did you parents meet at war?”

See on www.iexaminer.org

Vance Worley (Chinese/White) [American]

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Known as: Professional Baseball Player (Starting Pitcher for the Minnesota Twins; Previously played for the Philadelphia Phillies)
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Mixed People Monday – Michaela Conlin

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The actress, most known recently as a regular on the TV show “Bones,” has a Chinese mother and a Irish father.

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