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Join us today as we meet the visionaries behind Mixed Roots Stories: Chandra, Mark and our very own, Fanshen Cox. Mixed Roots Stories (MXRS) is a new resource for teaching and learning about the Mixed Experience and is a creative and dynamic online and physical California Not-For-Profit dedicated to promoting artists and stories of all kinds that address Mixed experiences. “We are an interactive community, so input and collaboration with others is essential to our mission of Celebrating and Strengthening Diverse Mixed Communities through the Power of Sharing Stories.”
AND THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN:
There are a number of collaborative opportunities:
o YOU CAN Promote story ideas on the Mixed Roots Stories website
o YOU CAN Partner to plan and implement an event (for example MXRS is partnering with Critical Mixed Race Studies in bringing arts and cultural programming to the 2014 conference)
o YOU CAN Share the MXRS podcast
o YOU CAN Participate in the selection of the Mixed Roots Stories logo
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PLEASE CALL IN TO SHARE YOUR MIXED ROOTS STORY.
Mixed Roots Stories' very own: Chandra, Mark and Fanshen will join us to take your calls and tell us all about this amazing new resource.
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On Today’s episode of Mixed Race Radio we will meet Sonia N Kang, founder of Mixed Up Clothing, an ethnic-inspired baby/children’s fashion brand that celebrates global diversity. In addition to serving as a Board Member with the Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC), Sonia holds a B.S. in Nursing from the University of San Francisco, is married with 4 children and lives in Los Angeles, California. Mixed Up Clothing uses textiles, fabrics, and embellishments from all over the world to inspire its fashion. Sonia prides her clothing company on the fact that it embraces and appreciates the beauty of the 21st Century’s Americana family. Besides being worn by celebrity children across the globe, Mixed Up Clothing can be purchased online at mixedupclothing.com, LisaKlineKids.com and www.Vault.com.
Join us today to learn more about the amazing woman behind this inspiring brand!! WON’T YOU JOIN US? Won’t You Join Us? Feel free to call in to the show at: 347-215-6301 or join us in our chat room.
Angela Nissel is the author of two award-winning comedic memoirs: Mixed: My Life in Black and White and The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke. She is also a television writer / producer (Scrubs, 'Til Death, Boondocks.) In addition to her television and literary work, Nissel’s articles, essays, and voice have appeared in “O” The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, Allure, NPR's Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and Fresh Air With Teri Gross. She has also been featured on several national television shows including Oprah, The Today Show, and 20/20.
Nissel has a Medical Anthropology degree from The University of Pennsylvania and resides in Los Angeles with a dog whose breed she is unsure of and a cat she found behind a CVS. She also enjoys the occasional dumpster-dive (that’s what she was doing behind the CVS) and can be found anywhere there's free food or a yard sale.
Join us on Wednesday and Learn how Angela's book, Mixed: My Life in Black and White, gave me the courage to take the first step on my own journey of diversity. WON'T YOU JOIN US? Call 347-215-6301 to be a part of our show or just join us in our chat room and see what all the hype is about!!!
On today’s episode of Mixed Race Radio we will meet Rainier Spencer, Professor of Afro-American Studies in the Interdisciplinary Degrees Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He has authored three books: 1) Reproducing Race: The Paradox of Generation Mix, Lynne Rienner, 2011 2) Challenging Multiracial Identity, Lynne Rienner, 2006 and 3) Spurious Issues: Race and Multiracial Identity Politics in the United States, Westview, 1999) All this AND he currently serves as Senior Advisor to the UNLV President.
Dr. Spencer is the founder and director of hte Afro-American Studies Program at UNLV and is considered one of the founders of the field of critical mixed-race theories. While his research interest is in multiracial identity from the perspective of racial skepticism, including the ways that multiracial identity is implicated in the reification of biological race his interdisciplinary teaching interests include Afro-American history and popular culture as well as American slavery. In addition to writing numerous anthology chapters in this field of study, Rainier Spencer has been interviewed by and has provided commentary for the New York Times, has appeared on both American & Canadian television to discuss mixed-race identity, and is a featured speaker in the documentary film Multiracial Identity (Abacus Productions, 2010).
Using his book, Reproducing Race: The Paradox of Generation Mix as the foundation for today’s episode, we will discuss the long held view that mixed race people are somehow supposed to serve as a bridge to unite all people, “But what of the notion that black/white persons are in themselves natural bridges for the facilitation of racial healing and reconciliation? It should come as no surprise that this is a biological argument dressed up in sociological attire.” – Dr. Rainier Spencer
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Yasmin Barnes-Sammarco is a married mother of three beautiful bi-racial children.
In addition to being the founder and creator of The Happily Mixed Up Community, Yasmin’s accomplishments include entrepreneur; author of a short fictional story; self-taught musician who composes, collaborates and records various styles of music with a debut album for sale through multiple online music stores.
"I was very fortunate to have been raised in an environment where dating and or marrying outside ones race was never seen as an issue.
My vision for The Happily Mixed Up Community is a global network where support is given, advice is shared, friendship is offered and our children are nurtured."
The mission of The Happily Mixed Up Community is to connect mixed race and multi-cultural individuals, couples and families online as well as off through our social website happilymixedup.com, making it possible for members to search our data base for others sharing similar backgrounds and common interests living within their own community.
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Join us as we meet Steven Riley, creator of MixedRaceStudies.org which is a non-commercial website that provides a gateway to contemporary interdisciplinary (sociology, psychology, history, law, etc.) English language scholarship about the relevant issues surrounding the topic of multiracialism. The site has nearly 4,500 posts which consists of links to over +2,400 articles, ≈800 books, 500 dissertations/papers/reports, ≈200 multimedia items, etc. The site has been called the “most comprehensive and objective clearinghouse for scholarly publications related to critical mixed-race theory” by a leading scholar in the field.
Steve has been an Information Technology professional for 25 years in the D.C. area and is currently Director of Database Development and Design at a trade association in Washington D.C. His areas of expertise are application programming, database and website development.
When he is not developing software applications, he spends his time at home in Silver Spring, Maryland with his artist wife Julia of 25 years (the best thing that ever happened to him) working on his photography and reading books on history and sociology.
Welcome to Mixed Race Radio where we discuss what it means to be mixed race, biracial and multicultural in America today. We will introduce and discuss the differences using book and movie reviews and interviews with mixed race people who have a story to tell. By creating a dialouge we hope t...o educate, inspire and encourage people of all colors and from all cultures to celebrate the similarities.
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That's right folks! On today's episode of Mixed Race Radio, you are going to hear about some of the amazing educational, scholarly, and just plain old fascinating conversations taking place on Facebook and within many different forums and social media sites that discuss all things mixed race, multiracial, multicultural, biracial, splended and blended.
You will be guided to new and emerging Facebook groups that are empowering diverse people from all around the world to live their authentic lives. And better yet, you will be encouraged to connect with others in order to share, learn, and live greater, fuller lives.
So, if you are checking us out on Mixed Race Radio because you don't know where else to go to discuss topics and issues affecting a "colorful conversation," then join us today and learn more about the groups of people and ideas that are pushing the envelope and demanding respect and acceptance.
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In this episode we will discuss an New York Times entitled, "As Black as We Wish to Be" written by Thomas Chatterton Williams and published on March 16, 2012.
In his article, Thomas states that "Mixed-race blacks have an ethical obligation to identify as black — and interracial couples share a similar moral imperative to inculcate certain ideas of black heritage and racial identity in their mixed-race children, regardless of how they look."
We want to know what you think. We will be discussing this article with Sociologist & Professor Cheryl King and want to know your opinion: Do all mixed race people have an ethical obligation to self-identify as black even if they have no cultural connection or association with either or both of the racial subcultures of their parents?
Join us on Wednesday March 21 from 12:00-12:30pm to discuss this interesting and controversial topic.
Born in Riverside, California in 1973 to an Okinawan father from Hawai’i and a Spanish-Basque/Anglo mother, Laura Kina was raised in Poulsbo, WA, a small Norwegian town in the Pacific Northwest, and currently lives and works in a Jewish and South Asian neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. She is a visual artist, curator, and author whose research is focused on Asian American and mixed race identities and history. Kina is a Vincent de Paul associate professor of Art, Media, & Design at DePaul University and the coeditor, along with Wei Ming Dariotis, of War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2013). Laura Kina is a cofounder of the DePaul biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies conference and cofounder and co-managing editor of the Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies. She has exhibited her artwork across the U.S. and internationally including at the Chicago Cultural Center, India Habitat Centre, Nehuru Art Centre, Okinawa Prefectural Art Museum, the Rose Art Museum, and the Spertus Museum.
Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis have curated an exhibition “War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art,” which features the work of 19 contemporary artists. It debuted at the DePaul University Art Museum in Chicago this past spring and will open up tomorrow night, April 8, 2013 at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle and will run through January 19, 2014.
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It seems like people wouldn't be so racist, narrow minded and shallow when it comes to races and nationalities in these days and times. Why doesn't some people WANT to UNDERSTAND no one have the option to "chose" his or her nationality[-ies] nor race. We are born how we are borne in the races and/or nationalities given to us in our DNA, bloodline and genes. Many people are insulted for being bi-racial or mixed especially if they are mixed with African / Black African-American. Join us if you are mixed or bi-racial to share any of your experiences of discrimination or just to give us your opinion about this ongoing matter.
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So we'll be responding to a lot of white supremacist talking points from The Great LIght Skin Debate from Mix World United.
That is going to take up most of the show and we might not get to the news.
We'll have Ricky from Americans United Again with us and he's darn good.