Documentary shows many Latinos struggle with culture

A locally-based documentary is trying to connect the children of Latino immigrants who may have grown up with the struggle of connecting with both an American culture and their Latino cultures.


Halle Berry’s Baby and the Resurgence of the Tragic Mulatto

The furor caused by Berry’s assertion that her daughter is black reminds us how confused Americans remain about race.

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More Young Americans Identify as Mixed Race

Many young adults of mixed backgrounds are rejecting color lines that have defined Americans for generations.

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i am who i am that is that

It’s been a good long while since someone has asked me outright, “What are you?”  This dawned on me as I read the article below.  At first I figured it’s just because I’m not that ethnically ambigu…

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Mixed Race Studies » Scholarly Perspectives on Mixed-Race » Multiple Social Categorization: Processes, Models and Applications

Social categorization, how we classify ourselves and others, exerts a profound influence on our thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors. In this volume, Richard Crisp and Miles Hewstone bring together a selection of leading figures in the social sciences to focus on a rapidly emerging, but critically important, new question: how, when, and why do people classify others along multiple dimensions of social categorization? The volume also explores what this means for social behavior, and what implications multiple and complex perceptions of category membership might have for reducing prejudice, discrimination, and social exclusion.

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Being Mixed Race: Am I A Human Rorschach Test?

Now I wasn’t offended by this and this wasn’t the first time or probably won’t be the last time that I’ll have this conversation. I am a light skinned mixed race person with loose curly hair. I have spent most of my life with people questioning my racial identity and for a while I was left questioning it myself.

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When You’re Mixed Race, Just One Box Is Not Enough : NPR

While being forced to tick a single box for “race” has never been a problem for George Washington III, who is black, his mixed-race children see it differently. And for Dave Kung, being allowed to check two races on the U.S.

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“Tell the Court I Love My [Indian] Wife” Interrogating Race and Self-Identity in Loving v. Virginia

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

(2006). “Tell the Court I Love My [Indian] Wife” Interrogating Race and Self-Identity in Loving v. Virginia. Souls: Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 67-80.

Community Village: It’s time to replace the “White” ethnic label in the U.S.

Via Scoop.itCommunity Village Daily Activist

Using the word European-American makes European-American’s sound like foreigners. (Which they are – but European-Americans don’t want to have a foreign sounding label. Another issues is that using the word “White” is perpetuating a false brand of purity, goodness, and cleanness.
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