Interesting topics thru-out history. American Heritage is a monthly magazine dedicated to covering the history of the United States for a mainstream readership. Up to 2007, the magazine was published by Forbes, and since then, by Edwin S. Grosvenor.
The following article shows what we are up against. The problem isn't so much the blacks but the folks who are physically white, but call themselves, or their ancestors, "black" in deference...(Submission or courteous yielding to the opinion, wishes, or judgment of others around them.) to the "one drop" myth. The author here, Jillian Sim, puts the "black" label on her physically white paternal grandmother and great-grandparents, who themselves rejected the false label. She was even on ABC's "Nightline" with her "one drop" propaganda.
Frontline is a public affairs television program of varying length produced at WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts, and distributed through the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) network in the United States. The program is highly respected for producing in-depth documentaries about various subjects, leading to numerous awards. Some programs are made by independent filmmakers and broadcast as part of the Frontline series. Since the series debut, there have been more than 500 films broadcast. The program debuted in 1983.
One of the early roots of the film "Secret Daughter" was FRONTLINE's research into the growing debate over racial classification and the social phenomenon commonly known as "passing." Mario deValdes y Cocom, an historian of the African diaspora, researched some of history's more interesting examples of mixed racial heritage:
Many links here to explore.
Celebrating the Richness of Culture and Diversity of Heritage that is Appalachia. Our mission is to document and preserve the heritage and cultural legacy of mixed-ancestry peoples in or associated with the southern Appalachians. While our focus will be on those of Melungeon heritage, we will not restrict ourselves to honoring only this group (meaning all ancestors and heritage including white European are included). We firmly believe in the dignity (meaning being able to identify in a realistic way while still embrassing your heritage) of all such mixed ancestry groups of southern Appalachia and commit to preserving this rich heritage of racial harmony and diversity.
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According to U.S. Census estimates, multiracial Americans have become one of the country's fastest growing demographic groups. But is the level of social acceptance and awareness about multiracialism keeping pace?
Inspite of their pretensions, these web pages are not meant to be a scholarly work. It is certain that I have plagarized ideas, if not actual words, of many biographers & critics of Jean Toomer. I am a mathematics scholar - not a literary scholar. Yet this writing has three purposes, one is to introduce Toomer to generations of Humanity and Americans and African Americans unfamiliar with the writers of the Harlem Renaissance. In addition, this work is an empathetic present to my three daughters of a previous marriage whose "racial bloods" are not disimilar from those of Jean Toomer. The third purpose will require some historical presentation found within.
Physically white but racially mixed, Toomer did not define himself as an African American but as an American. Toomer's lifelong effort to transcend what he regarded as the narrow divisions of race is fully explored in Essentials (1931) and the epic The Blue Meridian (1936). Toomer's position on race is the principal reason for the absence of racial themes in the writings produced during and after his discovery of Gurdjieff, as well as for his conscious disassociation from Cane: the work that has earned him a central place in the African American literary tradition, which in studying the man seems to be a place he did not want to be, despite his concept of the
TMA advocates abolishing all forms of government imposed "racial" classification. The Multiracial Activist is registered with the Library of Congress in Washington, DC - ISSN: 1552-3446. Featured writers include A.D. Powell, Adam Abraham, Jacob Hornberger, James Landrith, Emily Monroy and Patrice Farmer, among others.