Culture

Culture Clash vs. Culture Shock

What exactly is the difference between these two types of cross-cultural exchanges? What are the similarities? We live in a nation more diverse than ever before. And as more and more people have the opportunity to interact with many different cultures via the Internet and traveling, culture clashes and culture shocks are inevitable. Indeed, there […]

Mixed Me: A Tale of a Girl Who is Both Black and White

Mixed Me is a colorful children’s book about a little girl who is mixed with black and white. She light-heartedly pokes fun at what it’s like to live life as a mixed girl and about some of the assumptions other people make about her as a result. What’s beautiful about this book is that little […]

Language Lessons

Language and culture cannot be separated. Language is vital to understanding our unique cultural perspectives. Language is a tool that is used to explore and experience our cultures and the perspectives that are embedded in our cultures. – Buffy Sainte-Marie, speaking at the Mashantucket Language Conference February, 2006. Almost every time I go back to […]

Why NBC’s The Voice is the Perfect Example of a Mixed Nation

Although I’ve only been a fan of NBC’s “The Voice” for two seasons, I’m completely enamored of it. I went from merely liking the show to loving it because of this past week’s episode. What happened? Before one of Adam Levine’s team members performed, the show did a short video vignette about her. The performer […]

Raising Confident Hapa Kids

“Your kids are so beautiful!” “Is their father white?” “Look at that wavy hair.” “She has Chinky eyes.” Those are just a few of the comments parents of hapa kids hear everyday. The phrase hapa haole is Hawaiian slang meaning half-white. Nowadays, the term hapa is used by many Asian Americans as an affectionate term […]

Mixed Nation’s Superhero Contest

Check out Mixed Nation’s Superhero Contest! The winner will receive a free MN t-shirt and two tickets to the new Superman movie “Man of Steel” plus the bragging rights of naming a superhero 😉 Click here to Enter: http://bit.ly/144uyDd Artwork by: OMG (Mario Gully) *Mixed Nation, LLC. All Rights Reserved*

Five Multicultural Artists You Should Check Out Now

One thing that is amazing about music is that it’s constantly evolving, just like we are, and every day we’re introduced to an array of new and diverse artists who want to share their passion with the world. True fans of music shouldn’t care if an artist is black or white, or sings rock or […]

Mixed Nation’s 25 Hottest Male Celebrities

We’ve come up with our own list of the top 25 Hottest Male Celebrities. This multicultural list of talented and handsome men represents the true diversity of our “Mixed Nation”…Enjoy! 1. Shemar Moore, Actor Featured on CBS’s “Criminal Minds”, Shemar Moore plays an FBI agent and profiler, Derek Morgan. His beautiful blend is African American, […]

Capoeira: A Resilient & Unique Martial Art

Although there were many disastrous consequences from colonization-which still have ripple effects on our society until this day- the human spirit is amazingly resilient. Approximately 3.5 million people were kidnapped from Africa and taken to Brazil during the 350 years of the slave trade. The Afro-Brazilian art form of Capoeira is an excellent example of […]

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