The Uniqueness of Dante de Blasio

As New York took in the extent of the win by Bill de Blasio in the Democratic primary for mayor, the impact of a powerful television ad starring his son Dante seemed plain.

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Black Women Birthing White Babies~Whaaaaat?

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On Today’s episode of Mixed Race Radio we will meet Tiffany Harding-Catledge, a married mother of six beautiful children ranging in age from 15 to her 6 year old twins. Tiffany resides in Southern California with her family and is here to discuss her first book, Mixed Me, which is the first book in her planned Mixed Me series.

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The racial politics of adoption

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Adoption is more common than you’d think. Even though Angelina Jolie gets the most press as being a frequent adopter, she is far from the only person to give children a new home.

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now…

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Certainly you’ve heard of this, right?  The barrage of hateful comments left under the commercial featuring a mixed race family on Cheerios’ YouTube channel.  Comments so offensive that General Mil…

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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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According to Our Hearts: Lessons Lost and Learned from the Cheerios Commercial Controversy | Mixed Race Studies

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“… I would suggest that the next cereal commercial produced could depict the same family sitting together at the breakfast table eating a bowl of Cheerios. It will be good for their hearts, and ours too.” -Steven F. Riley

Click for Mr. Riley’s article.

Community Village‘s insight:

Photo from NYDaily News:

“Chirlane McCray (left) and husband, mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio (center), along with their son, Dante. McCray threw her support behind a recent Cheerios ad that featured an interracial family and tied it to her husband’s run for mayor.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election/chirlane-mccray-shows-support-cheerios-ad-article-1.1363201#ixzz2VsiLjb9j

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I’m Biracial, and That Cheerios Ad Is a Big Fucking Deal. Trust Me. | Meagan Hatcher-Mays

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By now you know some racist dicks have whipped themselves up in a frenzy of racist dickery over the portrayal of an interracial family in a Cheerios ad.

Community Village‘s insight:

good (and funny) writing here

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Checking More Than One Box: A Growing Multiracial Nation : NPR

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The last Census showed 9 million people, about 3 percent of the population, reporting more than one race. That’s an increase of one-third from the decade before — and that number is only going up.

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Mixed Couples – Janet Jackson & Wissam Al Mana

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Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana married secretly several months ago, after a three year relationship.

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