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Espace francophone du 15 mars sur France 3. On Only Claiming Biracial People As Black When They Excel. Just last week, Veronica Wells posted a great piece about the controversy brewed by Crissle, one-half of the duo behind the podcast The Read, who was of the opinion that the children of White women and Black men “will never be black. mixed at best.”

On Only Claiming Biracial People As Black When They Excel

That turned out to be quite the popular opinion–to our disappointment. Jesse Williams Describes the Privileges That His Biracialness Affords Him, and How He Uses It to Help Black People. It has always been a pet peeve of mine when biracial people seem to ignore their white side and act as if the world perceives them as black through and through.

Jesse Williams Describes the Privileges That His Biracialness Affords Him, and How He Uses It to Help Black People

I always felt that in their determination to identify solely and sternly as black, they were missing out on an opportunity to share some of the insight they may have about how white people feel and think about race relations. That they might be missing out on an opportunity to act as a conduit between both racial groups. In an interview with The Guardian, Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams does a fantastic job of articulating the privileges and insights that being biracial affords him, and how he uses that knowledge to inform his work as an activist in working-class black communities.

Your Blackness Isn't Like Mine:  Colorism And Oppression Olympics. Monday night, actor and activist Jesse Williams gave a powerful speech at the BET Awards upon receiving the Humanitarian Award, during which he spoke eloquently, passionately, and dare I say — even lovingly to the audience of millions.

Your Blackness Isn't Like Mine:  Colorism And Oppression Olympics

I have seen hundreds of awards show acceptance speeches and Williams was the first Black man I witnessed stand up and acknowledge the sacrifices of Black women on this type of platform. In fact, through this speech he acknowledged damn near everyone, from “activists,” to “the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families the teachers, the students, that are realizing that systems built to divide and impoverish us cannot stand if we do.” He called out the names of those who have been killed by the police and railed against cultural appropriation and exploitation by White media corporations. Williams’ speech was profound and emblematic of what it means to be “truly woke,” yet for some it wasn’t enough. Samuel L. In Search of Intersectional Feminism as a Mixed Race Woman – mixedracefeministblog. Evoking the Mulatto: It's Not a Cool Word [Episode One] Being Biracial Doesn't Mean Choosing Between Two Heritages. What am I?

Being Biracial Doesn't Mean Choosing Between Two Heritages

Well, I’ve never really considered myself white, and I’ve never considered myself Hispanic either. I’m biracial. But growing up, I didn’t always feel that way. On Being Non-White, But Passing Terribly Well. “Psst… Hey, Patty!

On Being Non-White, But Passing Terribly Well

You speak Spanish? Ignoring me? Hey! You speak Spanish?” P.E., third period, seventh grade. Every time Ricardo saw me, he would ask me the same question. D'où vient le mot métis. Le terme métis vient du latin mixtus qui signifie mélangé.

D'où vient le mot métis

Le « mélange » qu’évoque le terme métis, dans l’esprit de ceux qui l’utilisent (les Européens des pays esclavagistes et colonisateurs et dans une moindre mesure ceux qui s’efforcent d’adopter leur langage) est bien évidemment celui de deux « races » différentes. « L'identité métisse lave toujours plus blanc » - 7 Lames la Mer. By Matt Small Ni kaf, ni Malbar, ni Sinwa, ni Zarab… !

« L'identité métisse lave toujours plus blanc » - 7 Lames la Mer

7 Questions Latinxs Who Don’t 'Look Latinx Enough' Get (And Why They’re Harmful) Author’s Note: The author’s commentary is framed by his experiences as a white, cisgender Latinx male.

7 Questions Latinxs Who Don’t 'Look Latinx Enough' Get (And Why They’re Harmful)

He attempts to reflect upon some of the unique difficulties facing Latinx women and Afro-Latinxs, for example, but does not claim firsthand knowledge of those challenges. Kenyan Animated Short Film 'Yellow Fever' Explores Colorism Among African Women Okayafrica. Yellow Fever is a mixed-media documentary animation by Kenyan filmmaker Ng’endo Mukii.

Kenyan Animated Short Film 'Yellow Fever' Explores Colorism Among African Women Okayafrica.

The short film, which served as Mukii’s thesis project at London’s Royal College of Art, is a captivating blend of live-action, stop-motion, spoken word, and vibrant hand-drawn animation that explores the effects of Eurocentric beauty ideals, as disseminated by mainstream media and advertising, on African women. With a runtime of just under seven minutes, Mukii’s film highlights the dissatisfaction that some darker skinned women have with their complexions and the often harmful measures taken in their quest for a lighter skin tone, most notably through the use of skin bleaching products (known in Kenya as mkorogo). The award-winning filmmaker shared her motivation behind the animated short saying, “I am interested in the concept of skin and race, and what they imply; in the ideas and theories sown into our flesh that change with the arc of time.

Watch ‘Yellow Fever’ below. Huffingtonpost. « Le Métis » et le Pouvoir Blanc. The White-Skinned Elephant In the Room - By Mia McKenzie I have been thinking about this post for a long time.

The White-Skinned Elephant In the Room -

I have been ruminating on how, and whether, to say these things. I have been talking to trusted friends to get their thoughts and input. I have spoken to other writers about how to collaborate on a piece like this, so we could share the backlash that would surely come. Forgiveness, Familial Privilege, and Ancestry: Notions of Strength, Woundedness, and What it Means to go Without. This post is inspired about a conversation I had with a friend earlier in the week. I asked her opinion on a potential trip, my mother invited me to her home (which is in a different state), to spend some time with her, my half brother, and my grandparents.

My friend responded with, “Of course you should go, why wouldn’t you?” Her response was slightly jarring to me, it didn’t seem like she gave her response much thought, and I brought this to her attention. She knows my relationship (or lack thereof) with my mother, albeit not in its entirety, so I asked her how she was able to respond so quickly. As a kid, I was biracial (and black). Today, I’m black (and biracial). Racial identity is fluid, especially for people of multiracial heritage (Bigstock) A recent Pew study, “Multiracial in America: Proud, Diverse and Growing in Numbers,” has unleashed a flurry of new commentary about a group that’s now growing at a rate three times as fast as the population as a whole. Pew says its numbers have been seriously underestimated by the U.S. Census, which only began offering a box for those of more than one race in 2000. In 2010, those who checked it were 2.9 percent of the population, but Pew now places the number as high as 6.9 percent, with a serious caveat: Fully 61 percent of those with a mixed racial background don’t consider themselves to be part of this “mixed race or multiracial group.”

Does the “White Privilege” Umbrella cover Black and Biracial Children? (Survey included) This is the first post I have written soliciting responses to a survey—so I’m stating it up front: At the end of this post is an actual, honest-to-goodness survey for those who are interested and who fit the demographics* I’m looking for. So, what is this about “White Privilege?” Sounds kind of political, kind of threatening, no? The first time I heard the term “White Privilege,” I was in my late twenties and teaching at a very exclusive, private girls’ school on the Upper East Side of New York. Peggy McIntosh, PhD., the feminist, antiracism activist and associate director of the Wellesley College Women’s Project, had been brought in by the Parents’ Diversity Awareness Committee of said school.

McIntosh, who is white, was there to discuss her famous paper, White Privilege, Unpacking the Invisible Backpack, as part of a workshop for staff, parents and students about the ways in which whites unwittingly benefit from racism on a daily basis. Having Mixed-Race Kids Doesn't Make You Non-White - Blog Tips. Do white parents become "less white" when they have non-white kids? That question is burning up my Facebook feed right now, thanks to an essay in the New York Times last week. In the piece published in Motherlode, Jack Cheng (a Chinese American man married to a white woman) writes of his wife: "She became less white when our son, and then our daughter, were born.

I think the first bit of doubt surfaced the day we were on the subway with our newborn and a woman came up to my wife and said: 'Oh, he's so cute! Métissage : le mythe dans la peau - 7 Lames la Mer. Le métissage est devenu la figure imposée d’une société créole dont on entretient l’amnésie. Figure imposée prétendument révolutionnaire car censée passer au-dessus des conflits humains et résorber les lourds héritages de l’histoire. Qu’il soit biologique ou culturel (avènement de la world music, prêt-à-porter d’inspiration « ethnique », etc.), le métissage est supposé véhiculer des valeurs universelles telles que le pacifisme ou l’égalité. 6 Racist and Sexist Things You Should Never Say to a Mixed Race Woman.

This video is part of a series for Everyday Feminism, an online magazine that helps people address the violence, discrimination, and marginalization that they face through applied intersectional feminism. As a mixed race woman of color, I know that navigating a multi-racial identity can be pretty confusing. And it’s already difficult enough on its own without outside contributing factors such as racism and sexism. I also understand that most of the comments mixed race people receive don’t come from a place of malice or hatred, but a place of ignorance and lack of understanding. So here are six racist and sexist things not so say to mixed race women (and mixed race people in general) in order to avoid being racially insensitive. 1. 18 Things Mixed Race Girls Are Very Tired Of People Saying To Them. So let’s get one thing straight: I’m fine with being mixed-race. What I’m not fine with is how people approach me because of it.

I have been stopped on the street, in elevators, and even yelled at on a ferry because people have so desperately wanted to know “what I was.” One man actually shouted, “Where are you from?! No, where are you really from—where are your parents from?” At me on a ferry because he needed to know the specifics of my racial identity that badly. Researchers have been thinking about race all wrong. Studies on race are a dime a dozen: researchers examine its relationship to everything from elementary school test scores to who's most likely to develop diabetes to which groups are overrepresented in ethnic militias to who Americans vote for, and we read about the results in news stories that are supposed to help us makes sense of the world.

But two Ivy League scholars say race is actually much more complicated than decades of social science research has acknowledged, and they're working to change that. In their paper, "Race a Bundle of Sticks: Designs that Estimate Effects of Seemingly Immutable Characteristics," which will be published in the Annual Review of Political Science, Harvard's Maya Sen and Princeton's Omar Wasow explain that people who do quantitative research on race typically treat it as a single, fixed trait — what scientists call an "immutable characteristic. " Hafu : L’histoire de la minorité métisse du Japon - CULTURE KAMITE. Un si petit mot qui a pourtant énormément de sens au Japon. Adapté pour correspondre au syllabaire japonais, le mot est ainsi prononcé « Hafu » et il décrit une personne ayant un parent japonais et un autre qui ne l’est pas. Ce mot porte souvent certaines connotations et beaucoup de Japonais ont des idées préconçues, et souvent erronées sur ces gens, telles que les Hafus ont des aptitudes naturelles pour l’anglais, qu’ils ont passé du temps à l’étranger et qu’ils possèdent un grand nombre de caractéristiques physiques que les Japonais associent aux Occidentaux.

Why some critics think Japan’s Miss Universe contestant isn’t Japanese enough. Miss Universe Japan Ariana Miyamoto and Mister Japan. (Miss Universe Japan) 6 things I wish people understood about being biracial. According to the results of a DNA test I took recently, my ancestors on my father's side are mostly from West Africa (via Arkansas), and the ones on my mom's side come from Europe.

I'm Not White, But Nobody Can Ever Tell What Race I Am - xoJane. My skin is pale olive in the winter and a soft brown in the summer, and my hair is a thick, dark mess of curls. 6 things I wish people understood about being biracial. I am not your proof of a post-racial society. I recently watched an interview on Fusion about the term “halfie”. This conversation was prompted by the show “Half Like Me” featuring The Daily Show correspondent Al Madrigal.

The Right Words to Say: On Being Read as White. The Myths Of “Monoracial Privilege” How Mixed-Race Identity Complicates Discussions Around Race, Oppression, and Privilege. An Open Letter to the White Fathers of Black Daughters. Colorism in the Black Community: Perspectives on Light-Skinned Privilege. Breaking Down Privilege, Light Skin and Beyond. Dark Girls : beauté noire et colorisme. Réflexion 6:”T’es pas vraiment noir(e)”, bounty ou la plaie du colorisme. DARK GIRLS: EMOTIONS &VERITES SANS TABOU A COEUR OUVERT. The ongoing preference for white and light-skinned girls in music videos - Opinion. “You’re Pretty for a Dark-Skinned Girl” Black women, shadism and the entertainment industry. Mixed Kids are not "Prettier": Blowing Up Hybrid Vigour. Coming Out as Biracial — Human Parts.