2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 52,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 19 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


See on Scoop.itMixed American Life

After watching the documentary movie 500 Nations I thought there would be a website of the same name that would link to the websites of each Native American website. I couldn’t find it, so I made it myself. You will find the list of Native American sites by nation at the top tab labeled Community Websites.

The movie covers history that I was completely unaware of. It describes the dehumanizing and brutal treatment of Amerindians by European settlers and the horrific imperialist theft and occupation of Amerindian land by Europeans.

Community Village‘s insight:

This site is my most recent and most popular. It took me around half a year to get it to this stage (working part time on it).

Shout out to my niece and professional artist Elizabeth Castro for choosing the right color background. I love the color she picked and I would never have thought to pick that color.

Also shout out to my Elance contractors who helped with the Native American sites by Nation spreadsheet – Cindy Patten, Elle Terry, and Carley D.

And shout out to Maria Lexi who is helping with Twitter engagement and Twiter lists.


See on 500nations.us

Mixed Race 2013: The Asian American Literary Review

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“AALR’s special issue on mixed race, coming this Fall 2013, is not simply a reexamination of race or a survey of mixed voices, important as both are. We envision our role as that of provocateur–inspiring new conversations and cross-pollinations, pushing into new corners.

All contributions to the issue are collaborative, “mixed” in nature, bringing together folks across racial and ethnic boundaries, across disciplines, genres, regions, and generations. We solicited work from artists and writers, historians and activists, race scholars and filmmakers, teachers and students, among others. The idea is a network of original projects that not only map out multiracialism past and present but also break new ground.

Pre-order your copy of our Mixed Race Issue now:”

Community Village‘s insight:

This issue includes an article by Steven F. Riley & Glenn C. Robinson:

The Impact of Internet Publishing and Online Communications on Mixed-Race Discourses

See on aalrmag.org

Founder of Mixed American Life – Glenn Robinson – Interviewed on Mixed Race Radio

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Wednesday, 2012-10-24, 16:00Z (12:00 EDT, 09:00 PDT, 17:00 BST)


Celebration and Promotion of Pluralism


We curate and share photos, articles and videos on the topics of mixed culture, mixed heritage and mixed identity; whether mixed by proximity, relationships, or adoption.

This blends with our mission of reducing xenophobia and racism which we blog about at Community Village where we also monitor and expose the oppression and hate that is opposing the multicultural and pluralist movements. 

To see all our projects (and promoted sites) visit CommunityVillage.us

See on www.mixedracestudies.org

Glenn Robinson to be Featured Guest on Mixed Chicks Chat

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Glenn is the creator of the blogs Community Village and Mixed American Life and is an Irish, German, Dutch, English & Austrian American married to a Spanish & Aztec Mexican-American. They have two children and encourage them to identify however they want. Glenn is interested in progressive immigration reform, universal health care and desegregation within schools and communities. He is a life long learner with interests in sociology, anthropology, psychology, history and politics.
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Forced to Choose a Race – Birth Certificate Dictatorship

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I had the opportunity to “refuse to state” at the birth of both of my children.   For our first child I don’t remember anyone asking me the question. For our second child I was making a quick trip to the house to drop of Abuelita when my wife called me to let me know that the Birth Certificate Lady was asking what race our son was. I asked her to wait until I got back to the hospital.
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