The Center on Race and Social Problems at the University of Pittsburgh has developed a new Race Research Online Directory that provides more than 10 years of research at your fingertips.
“The center has always served as a leading resource for race-related research, but now it offers unprecedented access for students, educators, foundations, and government agencies whose work depends on good scholarship.
- More than 100 videos of lectures from the speaker series, summer institutes, and the Race in America conference.
- Pilot studies and other research projects at the center.
- Hundreds of publications, including the journal Race and Social Problems.
- Educational resources, such as a graduate course listings and award-winning student papers.
- A listing of all center activities.”
The site includes the topic of “Interracial Group Relations.”
This resource is a great place for those who do academic work to gather information and possibly submit their work to expand the discussion on the Mixed experience.
This is also a great resource for those who need some background information and/or research to consider/include/inform the development of their Mixed Roots Stories!
Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr., discusses the mixed history and identity of two minority groups (Mexicans and Filipinos) in his book Becoming Mexipino: Multiethnic Identities and Communities in San Diego.
He weaves together the stories of Mexipinos in San Diego by exploring their families immigration to the United States, their fight for civil rights, participation and creation of labor unions, and socialization through cultural functions that brought couples of the two groups together.
“Thus, by examining the intimate, complex relationship between Mexicans and Filipinos in San Diego and exploring how they and their multiethnic children carved a place for themselves in the United States, we can begin to appreciate how identities and communities are formed, nurtured, and sustained over generations. Indeed, the multiple generations of Mexipinos are testimony to this unique history of multiethnic communities in the United States. It is a story worth telling.” (p. 12)
We agree! It is a STORY worth telling.
Becoming Mexipino: Multiethnic Identities and … – Amazon.com
Food! It has a way of gathering people….families….friends…communities. Many favorite recipes are accompanied by a story that has been passed down through the generations. A recent blog post, Cooking Genes: Our Culinary Legacy on the Narrative Network, talks about the mixing of recipes that are brought from two different cultures in an a multiracial family. The author’s mother “loved to say that our food was delicious because we were a “mixed-up” family!”
This year Gloria Govan and Marlena Attinasi published A Mixed Girls Favorite Recipes.
“This cookbook is a collection of recipes that Gloria Govan and Marlena Attinasi have developed over the years of entertaining and raising their children. The Book is a sampling of our favorite recipes that are from the flavors of the cultures of our childhood, African American, Mexican and Italian. Some of the recipes we have named after our family members to honor them, as they have been an influence in our cooking styles and why we love food and entertaining. We are passionate about family and food being the center of every gathering. ” Find out more about the authors and order their book on their website http://www.mixedgirlsfavorites.com/
A new UCLA study confirms what we already know at Mixed Roots Stories: audiences want diversity on TV, and it’s high time the studios and conglomerates understand this and reflect it in their casting, hiring of writers and of directors and crew. Onward with media that reflects the PEOPLE!
Read the study here: http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/study-finds-that-tv-shows-with-248757.aspx