Archive for March, 2012

I LOVE KIMYA DAWSON

Posted in kimya dawson on March 20, 2012 by jerlina

If she didn’t exist I’d be really sad.

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Halfricans Unite!

Posted in mixed media on March 20, 2012 by jerlina

I found this great Radio Diary by a mixed guy from Boston, which is part of an NPR storytelling project. It’s a really well produced segment- deffinitly¬†worth listening to.

Jeff’s Diary: Halfrican

 

while editing this I started singing to myself “Im a halfrican im a halfrican and i know what’s happenin!”

 

The Wire’s Mixed Chick

Posted in mixed celebs, Uncategorized on March 19, 2012 by jerlina

I love The Wire. I LOVE IT. It wasn’t until I listened to this NPR radio interview with Sonja Sohn, who plays detective Kima Greggs, that I discovered that she was mixed (ok, maybe it crossed my mind, especially during a scene when a store owner is trying to figure out of she’s ‘one of those half Black/ half Seoul chicks.’) She’s half black, half Korean. In this interview she briefly discusses the challenges faced by mixed people in Korea and in her community in Virginia. Wow, this is a talented woman… Go girl!

This is the NPR Fresh Air interview:

http://www.npr.org/2012/03/15/148294942/sonja-sohn-changing-baltimore-long-after-the-wire


Montana Judge Sends Racist (against mulattos) Email

Posted in mixed media on March 2, 2012 by jerlina

“A little boy said to his mother; ‘Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?’ His mother replied, ‘Don’t even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you’re lucky you don’t bark!’

This is from an email that a Montana Federal Judge forwarded to his buddies. Racist? Yes. Funny? Kinda. I was kinda excited because it’s the only piece of mixed-people news I’ve come across in a very long time. Here’s the article:

Montana’s chief federal judge admitted on Wednesday that he forwarded an email comparing African-Americans to dogs and implying that President Barack Obama’s mother had sex with animals.

Richard Cebull’s email, obtained by the Great Falls Tribune, reads: “Normally I don’t send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine.”

A joke then follows: “A little boy said to his mother; ‘Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?’ His mother replied, ‘Don’t even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you’re lucky you don’t bark!'”

Cebull forwarded the offensive email from his official court account to six “old buddies,” who then forwarded to others.

In an interview with the Tribune, Cebull maintained he did not send the email because it was racist, but because it was ‘anti-Obama.’

“The only reason I can explain it to you is I am not a fan of our president, but this goes beyond not being a fan,” Cebull said. He agreed the email was racist, but said he personally was not.

“This is a private thing that was, to say the least, very poor judgment on my part,” he said.

Cebull was nominated to his current position by George W. Bush. He has served since 2008.

This is not the first instance of an official coming under fire for sending a racist Obama email.

In April 2011, an Orange County GOP official sent out an email with a photo of Obama’s face superimposed on the body of a baby chimpanzee. She made a public apology, saying she was an “an imperfect Christian” and she hadn’t thought about the cultural implications of the email before sending.

Richard Cebull