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Thought-Provoking Photos Of New York's Nannies And The Children They Care For
"I live on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Here, the women pushing the strollers are almost always black and the children white. I wondered why." So begins the artist statement of Ellen Jacob, the photographer behind the thought-provoking series "Substitutes." (See the Happily Mixed Up Magazine post dated Jan 28, 2014 for entire Huffington Post article)
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Now There's Help Creating Your Perfect Baby!
According to reports, mixed race baby business is booming in the beautiful city of Accra in Ghana. With $3,000, you can have a mixed race baby without having sex with a person of a different race.
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Family, Love and Non-Acceptance
So here's the conversation - Mom to Son "your friends sister is so nice and very pretty" Son to mom " yes she is, she's my girlfriend. Mom to Son " WHAT!@#$#%$ are you serious?. Son to Mom (facial expression shocked) yes, you said she was nice. Mom to Son "NOT TO DATE!, (mom rants) WE MOVE TO A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE ONLY BLACK FAMILY YOU HAVE TO DATE THEIR DAUGHTER! WHAT ARE THE NEIGHBORS GOING TO SAY? Son to Mom "I don't care about what the neighbors think. Mom to Son " Well as long as you date her I don't want her in this house. Son walks away:-(.
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Besides being looked at sideways when out with your children, have you ever been
VA Dad Accused of Kidnapping Because His Mixed-Race Kids 'Don't Fit'
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Interracial Relationships & The College Campus
Society teaches us to be accepting of other races, cultures, and religions. We should treat each other equally and with respect.
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If you found money on the ground, would you keep it?
Is it alright to keep found money or items of value?
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Mixed Race Self-Esteem
Young Man's Video Regarding Mixed-Race Self Esteem
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Wealth Inequality Video Highlighting Difference Between Perception And Reality G
Wealth Inequality Video Highlighting Difference Between Perception And Reality Goes Viral (WATCH)
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RACISM! in the GAY COMMUNITY
RACISM! in the GAY COMMUNITY YouTube Video
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BFree 8 : Mixed Couples. Gay Interracial couples FTW!
This Young Man Loves Seeing Mixed Couples!!
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Mixed-Race Girl Tag! Embrace your race
TarMar YouTube NEW CAMERA & Mixed-Race Girl Tag! Embrace your race
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Debate: Half cast, Mixed Race, light skin, ETC
YouTube Video Conflicts within the Mix-Race
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Why do non mixed race people insist on calling mixed people what they look like
Came across this question posted on a Yahoo Forum: Why do non mixed race people insist on calling mixed people what they look like most?
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Best country for mixed race guy?
Best country for mixed race guy? I came across this inquiry on Reddit.com,
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Are people over-emphasizing interracial relationships?
I came across this posted question from a young man on a Yahoo forum: Are people over-emphasizing interracial relationships?
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Census Bureau Rethinks The Best Way To Measure Race
The Census Bureau is considering numerous changes to the 2020 survey in an effort to improve the responses of minorities and more accurately classify Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern and multiracial populations.
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Raising Our Children The Happily Mixed Up Way!
The importance of blended families banding together when it comes to raising our children is HUGE. Growing up I have seen first hand how a child of mixed race struggled with his identity, because of the environment he was raised in, by the time he reached his late teens he'd made a choice to reject half of what he was instead of embracing all. He did not have the right support system, and there were no families made up like his own within his community, or maybe there were but his parents just didn't know where to find them.
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Some People Actually Think Bi-Racial Children Are A FAD?
I heard the strangest story a couple of days ago, a friend of mine was at the park with her child and a women approached and complimented on how beautiful her child was (child's biracial - blk mom-wht dad) She asked if they were planning on having more children and went on to explain why they should by adding because interracial children are so beautiful and that it's in vogue now to have an interracial child. WOW! How would you respond to that comment?
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Where Are The Black Women & White Men?
Everytime I go to the stores my interracial couple/family radar kicks on. I get excited when I see a blended couple or even better a beautifully blended family out and about. I immediately dig through my wallet for an invite card to the Happily Mixed Up Community and hand it to them. But for some reason today I noticed something interesting when I handed out three cards to three interracial couples, it was that all three were Black Men with White or Latin Women. Here on Long Island I see more Blk Men with Wht Women than any other interracial couple make up. Now I know there are interracial couples made up of Blk Women & Wht Men because I'm one of them and I personally know of three other couples. But I ask where are the rest? I have yet to see more Blk Women with Wht Men. If you're out there please say hello!
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Why are Meds pushed on our children in school?
Why is it in some schools that the Special Ed Dept/Committee insist on pushing Meds on students? It's painful and difficult enough having to deal with the fact that your child has a disability like ADD or ADHD, but then you have so many others like parents, school officials, teachers telling you what you should or should not do with your child or who you should or should not listen to when it comes to your child. It seems that they start pushing meds on kids at such a young age 4-5 years old. The schools do not want to give a child a chance. If a child is a little out of line, or not like the majority of their peers, then there has to be something wrong and you as a parent should look into meds. I know every child is different and in some cases yes meds are needed, but man it seems like every other child mostly boys are on some kind of medication at an age that is too young. What's Going On!!!!! I support the Special Education Department and respect the Teachers that take on those jobs. I know that they are difficult and require a tremendous amount of patience. When I was growing up the way my parents and many others dealt with us when we got out of line was a spanking or a smack. And let me tell you, a smack at a young age is a lot easier to remember than a time out and therefore most kids try harder not to make the same mistake twice. Now a days it's frowned upon to disipline your child that way, you can go to jail and be labeled a negligent child abuser. Of course there are those parents out there that should be in jail for the excessive harm they impose on their children. I do not approve of punching or kicking your child that's crazy. Today the alternative to a smack/spanking that some doctors, schools and even parents have for dealing with difficult children is to medicate them. Again I feel that kids are not given a chance, each child develops at his or her own pace. The pressures put on the child and the parent are ridiculous.
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The Loving vs Virginia - Supreme Court Decision on Legalizing Interracial Marria
The 45th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage in the U.S. Join the thousands of people that celebrate its anniversary as Loving Day. The Loving story http://www.lovingday.org/the-loving-story
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DIVORCE IS NOT AN OPTION!
You know I've been reading this a lot lately and it's rarely the cheating spouse saying "Divorce is not an option" it always seems to be the victim in the relationship. LOL! I strongly disagree. Divorce is always an option, especially if your partner is inconsiderate & selfish. In my opinion it's ok to forgive once, but any more than that and you're new personal career title is door mat. People will do to you what you allow and take it as far as they can go. In the end the tears they shed are not for you or the love you shared, but for themselves for getting caught. If I'm wrong... call me out.
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MARRIAGE - CHILDREN - FINANCES
Everyone and anyone who has all three (Marriage, Children & Finances) realizes that they all have there challenges. You meet someone cool and enjoy being around them, you two love each other so much that the next natural step would be to get married:-) Marriage is awesome it's actually an extension of dating but now you legally get to play house:-) all fun. Next step if you are both on the same page is children - now I didn't say finances because it is ridiculous to wait and save for having children, you will see right away that you can never have enough money for children unless you are independently wealthy and even then children do not understand the value of money or the power it has, thats something they eventually learn from the parent. All children want is your love, time and attention, so please if possible don't wait (but also don't be stupid/selfish you need to have some form of legitimate income and I do not mean government assistance) because children are beautiful, fun and enhance your life in such a wonderful way it can not be explained, it must be experienced. So children come on board and it's all gravy and everything you both wanted........well not exactly. That page you both were on starts to tear. What happens is a major disconnect. When the babies start coming everything changes, along with the lack of experience and learning involved comes tiredness, not enough time, financial strains, misunderstandings and non-communication which can lead to other situations that negatively breakdown the foundation that was built up to this point. For the man - his wife is no longer desirable, shes always tired or cranky (bitchy), he feels neglected, forgotten and unappreciated. For the women - her husband does not help enough, he's non-sympathetic, does not look at her the way he use to, courting has ceased to exist, no more compliments, she feels neglected, lonely and unattractive. Now remember, everything up until this point is what they both wanted and love their offspring dearly, the children are not the problem and never will be. So I ask this of the community, what should be the next step for this couple? counseling? what if things have gotten to the point of disresptectful, embarrassing behavior, humiliating verbal exchanges or just plain co-existing under the same roof like roommates. Do they have a chance? is it better to just cut your loses and realize that you've grown apart in different directions and may want different things even though it hasn't been said? is it possible to fall out of love with someone so quickly? Biggest and most important question, do you stay together for the sake of the children? Waiting for your responses.
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We need Mixed-Race Bone Marrow Donors!!
Looking for mixed-race donors: Because her life depends on it. http://mixedandhappy.com/2011/03/05/looking-for-mixed-race-donors-because-her-life-depends-on-it/
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Happily Mixed Up Commercial Feed back on You Tube.
This is from one guy: So basically if I'm a white guy who likes white people, then your site discriminates against me, and would rather I be segregated from its members, right? :) calin4thewin 21 hours ago My Response: It doesn't matter if you only like white, black, Asian or Hispanic people. The site is for anyone with an open mind and good intentions. If you want to come on and write hateful things and cause unnecessary hurt then yes you would be banned, but then again why would you want to join if you don't agree with what The HMUC stands for? Yasmin070411 7 hours ago
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HMU Member Needs Help With Hair Breakage!!
In need of hair suggestions! My 11 yr was given a curl and now her hair is breaking off and falling out. Products/Styles. Anything is welcome!
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ECONOMIC REVOLUTION!! is a Nationwide Boycott of the Fortune 500 & Banks the Ans
ECONOMIC REVOLUTION!! is a Nationwide Boycott of the Fortune 500 & Banks the Answer? In the past revolution for change was never nice, it was scary, bloody & violent to say the least. Today, at least in the U.S. it doesn't have to be that way at all. It has been said numerous times that the 1% or so called wealthy are so far removed from what is going on with the other 99% that they do not care. It doesn't affect them, that they are in their own little world. It has also been stated that the only way you hurt the rich is in their pocket!! Expempting the professions of teachers, police officers, nurses, doctors, fighter fighters. Heres a question: Do you think a National (I mean every state & citizen other than those exempted) Boycott/ Sitout of Fortune 500 Corporations, e.i. pharmarceutical, banks, insurance carriers etc. meaning all the little people that process paperwork and are really struggling to make it were to walk out and decide not to go to work for how ever long it takes to get result and what they want. Do you think that the top 1% would hear us 99% then? Tell the community what you think?
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Never Underestimate the Power of Regular Americans When They Join Together.
"How Can Middle-Class Americans Influence Public Policy, Espescially at a Time When CEOs and Corps. Have Great Political Influence? Never underestimate the power of regular Americans when they join together, when they're organized and mobilized to seek change. Money at the top can only go so far. Politicians don't only respond to campiagn contributions. They also respond to their constituents when those constituents are energized and mobilized. That means that average working people and retirees should do even more now to become politically effective. Anyhting is doable if enough people want it to happen. Our greates danger is broad based cynicism. If people believe nothing is possible then nothing is possible. (these excerpts were taken from an interview with Robert Reich in the November 2011 NYSUT United newsletter) For more on Robert Reich visit his website www.robertreich.org) Robert Reich Former Secretary of Labor under formr President Bill Clinton
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WE CAN'T ACCEPT A WEALTH GAP
WWW.ROBERTREICH.ORG
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From Robert Reich Former Secretary of Labor Under Bill Clinton
Interview quoted from November 2011 issue of NYSUT United. Question:" What are the things president Obama needs to do to get the country back o the right track?........ REICH: For the long-term unemployed he's got to ressurect the works Progress Administration (WPA) and the civilian Conservation Corp., which hired people directly to rebuild America. Beyond that, we need at least half a trillion dollars in infrastructure spending. We need to upgrade and repair public schools and the federal government needs to make interest-free loans to the state governments so they can reverse the tragic direction states and localities have been going in terms of firing teachers, firefighters, police officers, social workers and others whose work is so important to average working families. At times like these they are the last who should be fired."
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Topics of Discussion

#44- In Strangers’ Glances at Family, Tensions Lingerhttp://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/us/for-mixed-family-old-racial-tensions-remain-part-of-life.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general

#43- 46 Percent of Mississippi Republicans Want Interracial Marriage Banned http://www.care2.com/causes/46-percent-of-mississippi-republicans-want-interracial-marriage-to-be-banned.html

#42- Jim Crow's "One Drop" rule may still apply to biracial children today http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/politics-raising-children/2011/feb/10/jim-crows-one-drop-rule-may-still-apply-biracial-c/

#41- Mixed Race Couples In South Signal Changing Attitudes http://newsone.com/nation/newsonestaff2/mixed-race-couples-in-south-signal-changing-attitudes

#40- Do Racist Attitudes Hinder Mothers of Mixed-Race Children? http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100428121600.htm

#39- 'I love my mixed race baby - but why does she feel so alien?' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-467787/I-love-mixed-race-baby--does-feel-alien.html

#38- Mixed Race, Pretty Face? Eurasians may possess genetic advantages that lead to greater health and enhanced beauty. http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200512/mixed-race-pretty-face

#37- I Don't Want To Be Black - YouTube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqbHXqg6lB8&feature=related

#36- The Evolution of Racial Identity Among Asians. - Asian Americans of mixed racial ancestry have been referred to as multiracial, mixed-race, biracial, "Hapa" (a native Hawaiian term that originally meant half Hawaiian), and Amerasian, among others. http://www.asian-nation.org/multiracial.shtml

#35- Raising Biracial Children to Be Well Adjusted http://racerelations.about.com/od/raceconsciousparenting/a/RaisingBiracialChildrentoBeWellAdjusted.htm

#34- Multiracial Children - Facts For Families http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/multiracial_children

#33- Census Data Presents Rise in Multiracial Population of Youths http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/us/25race.html

#32- Black/White/Other: Helping Multiracial Kids Find Their Way http://www.edutopia.org/black-white-other

#31- Black? White? Asian? More Young Americans Choose All of the Above http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/us/30mixed.html?pagewanted=all

#30- Mutliracial American http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiracial_American

#29- Mixed-Race Celebrities on Race, in their Own Words http://healthland.time.com/2011/02/15/mixed-race-celebrities-in-their-own-words/
 

#28- Mixed Race America. Maurice Lim Miller literally personifies what it means to be a Mixed Race American. http://mixedraceamerica.blogspot.com/

#27- Mixed-Race Asians Find Pride as Hapas http://articles.latimes.com/2006/jun/11/local/me-hapas11

#26- Social Comparisons, Social Networks, and Racial Identity: The Case of Black-White From the Site: Mixed Race Studies http://www.mixedracestudies.org/wordpress/?p=8315

#25- Are mixed race people black?? http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/multicultural_families/53911-are-mixed-race-people-black/AllOnOnePage

#24- Walking Away From A Mixed Race Family? Susan Straight's novel Take One Candle Light A Room highlights race and the power of family. http://www.npr.org/2011/08/25/139943192/walking-away-from-a-mixed-race-family

#23- Writing about Mixed Race. - By jamie-m For one of my final papers in school, I studied several academic books and articles to write about the mixed race experience. here is my conclusion to the essay I wrote: http://mixedreader.com/2011/08/17/writing-about-mixed-race/

#22- Parenting Biracial Children: Issues for Black/White Biracial Child Rearing http://www.gibbsmagazine.com/Parenting%20Biracial%20Children.htm

#21- Racist Bullying in School http://racerelations.about.com/od/raceconsciousparenting/a/RacistBullyinginSchool.htm

#20- Teen Friendships and Racial Diversity http://parentingteens.about.com/cs/education/a/teenfriendship.htm

#19- Talking to Kids About Race http://racerelations.about.com/od/raceconsciousparenting/a/ChildRaceTalk.htm

#18- Using World Music To Introduce Children To Other Cultures http://toys.about.com/od/babydvdsandmusic/a/putumayokids.htm

#17- Children's Cliques http://childparenting.about.com/od/emotionaldevelopment/a/cliques.htm

#16- Parents Give Birth to Ebony and Ivory Twins http://abcnews.go.com/Health/twins-white-black-born-biracial-parents-stirs-issues/story?id=12984334

#15- Today’s Lady News: Biracial Girl Asked To Leave Classroom Because Of Her Hair Product http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-todays-lady-news-060810/

#14- Rush Limbaugh Compares Obama To Biracial Oreo Cookie http://newsone.com/nation/casey-gane-mccalla/rush-limbaugh-obama-obameo-cookie/

#13- Lauren London's Past Struggles With Biracial Identity http://www.bet.com/news/celebrities/2011/06/06/lauren-london-s-past-struggles-with-biracial-identity.html

#12- Race remains a focal point in university culture http://cw.ua.edu/2011/09/20/race-remains-a-focal-point-in-university-culture/

#11- The heavy price of mixed-race marriage http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-390812/The-heavy-price-mixed-race-marriage.html

#10- Facts on Interracial Marriages and Relationships http://www.lovenemotions.com/relationships/interracial-relationships-facts.php

#9- Do mixed race/cultures (interracial) marriages work? Would anyone of us go for such marriage/relationship? http://www.experienceproject.com/question-answer/Do-Mixed-Racecultures-(interracial)-Marriages-Work-Would-Anyone-Of-Us-Go-For-Such-Marriagerelationship/277096

#8- Black-white marriages on the rise http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-09-19/interracial-marriages/50469776/1

#7- Does it do more harm than good to prepare kids for discrimination? http://loveisntenough.com/2008/01/25/does-it-do-more-harm-than-good-to-prepare-kids-for-discrimination/

#6- Interracial marriages at an all-time high, study says http://articles.cnn.com/2010-06-04/living/pew.interracial.marriage_1_interracial-marriages-millennial-generation-race-and-ethnicity-matter?_s=PM:LIVING

#5- Growth in Hawaii Hispanics, mixed race http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/sections/news/state-wire/census-growth-hawaii-hispanics-mixed-race.html

#4- Toronto- Interracial Marriage Explosion In Canada More Black, Arab, & South Asian Men Are Marrying Outside Of Their Race. http://gayblackcanadianman.com/2010/05/01/toronto-star-article-interracial-marriage-explosion-in-canada-more-black-arab-south-asian-men-are-marrying-outside-of-their-race/

#3- Mixed Race Gay Couple Faces Challenges And Triumphs From Within Family http://www.towleroad.com/2011/04/challenge.html  

#2- Statistics on US Families - What do American Families Look Like Today?http://groundspark.org/our-films-and-campaigns/thatfamily/taf_statistics 

#1- Mixed-race adoption and foster care: Fair rules? http://mixedandhappy.com/2011/02/20/mixed-race-adoption-and-foster-care-are-the-rules-fair/