To The Young Woman Who Noticed Us When I Hoped No One Would

On a day when I felt like we were the worst example of family… a day when I hoped no one noticed us… she did. But she didn’t see what I assumed everyone was seeing. She didn’t think what I assumed everyone was thinking. She saw beauty and love a…

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“Global Mixed Race” 3rd biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference

 

A big THANK YOU to the over 600 people who attended Global Mixed Race.

 

The 2016 conference will be held Nov 10-12, 2016 at University of Southern California and will be hosted by Associate Professor Duncan Ryuken Williams

 

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Paul Spickard Graduate Student Paper Award for Critical Mixed Race Studies.

Pursue graduate work in Critical Mixed Race Studies under DePaul University’s new MA in Critical Ethnic Studies. DePaul is currently accepting applications for the first cohort of graduate students to begin in Fall of 2015.

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One Drop of Love

One Drop of Love
Today at Stanford! 7:30 PM
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, CA
WHEN: Friday, September 5 – classroom visit at 11AM; performance at 7:30PM
WHERE: Campbell Recital Hall, 471 Lagunita (this address is to the Dinkelspiel Auditorium, which Campbell Recital Hall is attached to)
TICKETS: General admission; Stanford students and faculty will receive priority seating

Source: www.onedropoflove.org

8-Year-Old Baylor Fredrickson Needs Your DNA to Survive (VIDEO)

 

Although Asian Americans are in high demand, you do not have to be Asian American to become a living bone marrow donor. For more information on joining the Donor Registry — regardless of your ethnic background — visit Be the Match. All it takes is a swab of your cheek to have your DNA entered into the registry. Patients’ DNA is then put through the system for potential matches. It costs nothing for you — even if you are matched to a patient in need.

 

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On This Day: Dick Turpin becomes Britain’s first mixed-race boxing champion

He was born to a black Guyanan father and white English mother in the affluent Warwickshire town of Leamington Spa at a time when there were few mixed-race Britons.

 

He, together with his two younger brothers, Jack and Randolph, became boxers after being bullied over the colour of their skin.

 

They became a boxing dynasty – each enjoying a lot of success.

Source: uk.eurosport.yahoo.com

Say Hapa, With Care

“If you decide to use hapa in a non-Native Hawaiian context, I urge you to not rush to explain away the problems with it, but hold them in tension. Examine the many ways living in the United States can make you complicit with settler colonialism. There are no easy solutions to this complicity, but it is important to struggle against it nonetheless.”

Source: aapivoices.com

Search through own heritage leads evangelist to story about enslaved mixed-race pastor

“All of a sudden I didn’t know who I was,” Tippit said during an interview at a local coffee shop. “I have fair skin and blue eyes, but my bloodline is a mixture of English, Native American and African.”“I did an ethnic background testing and basically came up with (that) I am 1/32nd African,” Tippit said. “I have sub-Saharan African DNA.“I should have been classified as a colored person — not as a white person,” Tippit said with a smile. “By law, I should not have been allowed to attend Istrouma High School because (then) it was segregated.”Baton Rouge schools were officially desegregated in 1965, the year Tippit graduated, according to school district officials.”Click through to read more.

Source: theadvocate.com

Why I see myself as a daughter of the Diaspora rather than mixed-race

Why this ‘mixed’ girl rejects the ‘mixed-race’ label.
There is nothing like hearing the arguments of members of the multiracial movement and certain ‘mixed-race’ activists to make me want to distance…

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