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Chris Noth Says He And His Wife Have Gotten Hate Mail On Their Mixed Marriage

Chris NothI love this interview with Chris Noth. Go the link below to see the short interview where he discusses his mixed son and the hate mail he has gotten about his mixed marriage. Love his attitude.

Here is a bit on the video:

Chris Noth is famous for his roles in “Sex in the City,” “Law & Order” and “The Good Wife,” but he’s long sought to keep his private life out of the spotlight.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, a candid Noth talked about getting married last year to his longtime girlfriend, Tara Lynn Wilson, and his dismay over opponents of interracial relationships sending the couple racist hate mail.

“When I was in a play on Broadway two years ago I’d occasionally get letters of outrage, usually from somewhere in Alabama or something, saying y’know, ‘Don’t come down here with your wife,’” he said.

Still, Noth is hopeful that the world is heading towards a post-racial future. “We’re all getting together. We’re all mixing it up,” he laughs.

Watch the clip from the interview with Noth here.

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Mixed People Monday – Shakira

ShakiraThe Colombian-born singer’s father is a Lebanese American immigrant and her mother is a native of Colombia but of Italian and Spanish descent.

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Big Brother 15 on CBS Has Some Pretty Bigoted People In The House

Is Paula Deen on this show?

Is Paula Deen on this show?

Well, as they say, a pretty face doesn’t mean there isn’t extreme ugliness on the inside. As a fan of the Big Brother series on CBS, I am surprised, and not surprised to read that some of the house guests, most of whom are of course, very attractive made for TV people, are downright ugly. According to one site that monitors the 24 hour feed for the show:

In perhaps record time, Big Brother 15’s houseguests have unleashed a torrent of racist, sexist, and homophobic comments, mostly directed toward other people in the house, and most of which go unchallenged by others. This year, it isn’t limited to just one or two people; as Hamsterwatch reports, “the roll call for racist/homophobic/misogynist remarks now includes Aaryn, Kaitlin, GinaMarie, David, Jeremy, Spencer, and Amanda, in varying degrees.” That’s almost half the cast…

As to the awful things this cast has said, most of it occurred Saturday night and into Sunday. AJokers poster has compiled an extensive list including flashback times to view the footage, while Zap2it’s Andrea Reiher summarized many of the awful things in a story. Both are worth a read.

Here are examples, compiled and expanded from the above sources, video clips, and other sources:

  • GinaMarie said that, because of her income level, she receives “nigger insurance” (she whispered the n-word, so it’s possible she said the version that ends with “a”). She whispered it to both Nick and Andy, neither of whom challenged her.
  • GinaMarie said Helen, who’s Asian, “should be kissing our ass and serving us some fucking rice.”
  • Aaryn said of Andy, “No one’s gonna vote for whoever that queer puts up.” She also suggested he’d win MVP because “people love the queers.”
  • Aaryn said about Candice, who’s black, “be careful what you say in the dark; you might not be able to see that bitch.” (A month ago, Aaryn tweeted, “Attractiveness comes from inside. What would you look like if your looks mirrored your words and actions?” So much irony.)
  • GinaMarie said Candice “gets that fuckin’ blackness,” referring to Candice’s reaction to something that happened in the game.
  • Aaryn said of Helen, “Shut up. Go make some fucking rice.”
  • Talking about sheets that smelled bad, David said they were that way because “black Candice” was on them, and then admitted, “that was totally racist.”
  • Jeremy, who calls the house’s women “bitches,” said of Katilin, “I did touch her vagina today.. she didn’t act like she was happy.. I like to feel around see what’s she’s working with.. see if it’s a nice meat wallet … I know she’s on her period.”
  • Spencer called Andy “Kermit the fag”; Amanda called Andy “Faggoty Ann” (McCrae later called her out for that language, but she defended it).
  • Spencer said that the medical torture conducted by Nazi doctors was beneficial and praised Hitler’s speaking abilities, even while acknowledging that he’d be criticized for that.
  • Katilin said she likes gay people but they’re “untrustworthy in a game like this.”
  • McCrae said, “If I’m talking to a girl, that probably means I don’t want to fuck her.”
  • Spencer referred to women as “cunts.”
  • GinaMarie said, “you know two blacks stick together. They’re like tokens.”

Geez. At least I know who not to root for. You can read the full post quoted above here.

And on a side note, if you’re reading this before 9 am PST or Noon EST, you can catch me on the Internet Radio show “Mixed Race Radio” this morning at 9 am Pacific and 12 Noon Eastern. Here is a link.

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Mixed People Monday – Ann Curry

I still think The Today Show did her wrong.

I still think The Today Show did her wrong.

The former NBC Today Show anchor was born in Guam to an American Navy man of Irish, Scottish, German, French, and Cherokee ancestry. Her mother was a Japanese woman.

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Mixed People Monday – Phylicia Rashad

UntitledThe actress, whose sister is choreographer Debbie Allen,  is part African-American and part Cherokee. Interestingly, she grew up part of her life in Mexico, when her Dad moved the family from Texas to escape US racism in the 50’s. As a result of those years living there, Rashad, and Allen, speak Spanish fluently.

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Paula Deen Cannot Sweep Away This Kind Of Bigotry

What she's been cooking all along.

What she’s been cooking all along.

I was not even going to go there on the Paula Deen story. Until my blogging friend Eric brought her up. Now I can’t help myself. Thanks Eric. 🙂

So you probably heard that good old chef Paula Deen has been a closet racist all these years. As Eric pointed out in a comment, the things she apparently has said about blacks (or as she calls us, n**g*r*) have been beyond outrageous. And then there was her slavery themed party idea. Oh my. Here is a great piece on this whole thing from the site Global Grind:

And to think, sweet ol’ Paula Deen who can throw down in the kitchen was my grandmother in my head.

But when it was revealed today that Paula’s idea of a fabulous wedding included a slavery theme? Well…we’ve got a problem on our hands “ya’ll.”

According to a former employee of Paula Deen Enterprises, Paula and her brother, Earl “Bubba” Hiers used the n-word on multiple occasions. Now, Lisa Jackson is suing Paula, citing workplace discrimination, both sexual and racial.

In one such incident, Jackson alleges that Paula said the following while planning Bubba’s wedding:

“Well what I would really like is a bunch of little n***ers to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties, you know in the Shirley Temple days, they used to tap dance around. Now, that would be a true Southern wedding wouldn’t it? But we can’t do that because the media would be on me about that.”

Come again?

In the deposition, she explained the slavery theme…as if that would make things better. She said she got the idea from a restaurant where the wait staff reminded her of slaves.

“The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie.

I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America…after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War…It was not only black men, it was black women…I would say they were slaves.”

And she even defended her and brother Bubba’s (who admitted to calling President Obama the n-word) jokes about everyone who isn’t white.

“It’s just what they are — they’re jokes…most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks…I can’t determine what offends another person.”

So now I’m currently erasing all episodes of Paula’s Home Cooking from my DVR. And shaking my damn head at this grown ass woman who should have known better.

Oh my. What is wrong with some people?? SMH.

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Mixed Couples – Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom

OK, as much as I generally resist giving the Kardashian’s more attention, since Kim and Kanye just had the baby, I’ll go ahead and put that other Kardashian on here that is in a mixed relationship, Khloe. Hey I’ll say this for the family, they don’t seem to have any racial prejudice.

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Watch This And See If You Still Doubt Racial Profiling Exists

UntitledI saw this video when it ABC TV did this experiment on “What Would You Do?” on racial profiling and discrimination, and the site Upworthy just posted the video again. It is a must watch if you have even the smallest doubt that blacks are racially profiled and treated differently. Amazing and sad to watch at same time.

Here is the link.

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Mixed People Monday – Lou Diamond Phillips

Often assumed to be Mexican.

Often assumed to be Mexican.

The actor and director was born in the Philippines and is multiethnic. Phillips father was of Scottish, Irish, and Cherokee heritage. His mother was of Filipino, Hawaiian, and Chinese heritage.

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