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Media Representations of Mixed-Race (individuals and families)

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  • multiracialbookclub
    On a recent episode of the sitcom `Love, Inc. , one of the characters ( Denise , played by Mixed-Race actress `Reagan Gomez-Prestonlace ) met with her white
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 1, 2006
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      On a recent episode of the sitcom `Love, Inc.', one of
      the characters ("Denise", played by Mixed-Race actress
      `Reagan Gomez-Preston lace') met with her white father
      (played by actor, Neil Flynn, of the sitcom `Scrubs')
      for the first time since she was a toddler.

      http://www.upn.com/shows/love_inc/preston.shtml
      http://www.latinheat.com/news.php?nid=192
      http://www.scrubs-tv.com/cast_neilflynn.html

      What I found to be most interesting (and rather refreshing) about
      the entire episode was that writers made it abundantly clear that
      the issue -- regarding the abandonment by and estrangement
      between the white father and the character and her mother --
      had nothing to do with `race', but rather, was simply an issue
      of the lack of responsibility that he had during his younger years.

      [[In fact, the only time the issue of the character being Mixed-Race
      was even brought up was when the writers made a joke out of
      one of the characters naively thinking that `race' was the issue.

      One of the more dim-witted characters says something to the effect of:

      "So … where you surprised to find out that your dad is white
      … or that he's come back to see you after all these years?" 
                                           -----and----
      Gomez-Preston's character responds to him with something like:

      "Well, I always knew that my dad was white … so isn't it obvious
      that my shock is due to his returning here after all of these years?"]]

      Gomez formerly starred on the sitcom `The Parent'hood" wherein
      she played the role of person of the African-American ethnicity.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Parent_'Hood  

      The Parent'hood was a sitcom about a middle-class family who were
      of the African-American ethnicity and their `wacky' friend/ neighbor.

      She also starred in at least one episode of the sitcom
      'That 70's show' wherein her character became the
      potential love interest of the character 'Steven Hyde'.

      The character of `Steven Hyde' was originally
      written in as a 'white teenager' but he is now
      presented as being the FGM-of-MGM-descent
      'white-complexioned' son of an MGM-Mixed /
      African-American character played by actor Tim Reid.

      Mixed-Race actress `Holly Robinson-Peete
      is also featured on the show `Love, Inc.".

      http://www.upn.com/shows/love_inc/peete.shtml

      Reagan Gomez-Preston is an MGM-Mixed woman who is of
      the Latino cultural grouping and Holly Robinson-Peete is an
      MGM-Mixed woman who is of African-American `Ethnic' grouping.

      http://www.upn.com/shows/love_inc/peete.shtml

      Related Links:

      MGM-Mixed Actress: "Reagan Gomez-Preston"

      http://www.angelfire.com/stars2/neophytes/reagangomez.html
      http://www.worldhistory.com/wiki/R/Reagan-Gomez-Preston.htm
      http://www.angelfire.com/hi/KidsRule/ReaganGP.html
      http://www.upn.com/shows/love_inc/preston.shtml

      MGM-Mixed Actress: "Holly Robinson-Peete"

      http://www.upn.com/shows/love_inc/peete.shtml
      http://www.hollyrobinsonpeete.com/
      http://www.hollyrobinsonpeete.com/ebony.htm
      http://public.fotki.com/poohbear215/natural_hair_inspir/hollyrobinsonpeete.html

      [[MGM=Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed]]
    • multiracialbookclub
      On an episode of the sitcom `Love, Inc. , one of the main characters -- Denise -- played by Mixed-Race actress Reagan Gomez-Preston -- met with her `White
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 22, 2006
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        On an
        episode of the sitcom `Love, Inc.', one of the main
        characters
          -- "
        Denise" -- played by Mixed-Race actress
        'Reagan Gomez-Preston -- 
        met with her `White' father
        (played by actor, Neil Flynn, of the sitcom `Scrubs')
        for the first time since she was a toddler.

        http://www.angelfire.com/hi/KidsRule/ReaganGP.html
        http://www.scrubs-tv.com/cast_neilflynn.html


        What I found to be most interesting (and rather refreshing)
        about
        the entire episode was that writers made it abundantly
        clear that the issue -- 
        regarding the abandonment by and
        estrangement
        between the White father and the character
        and her mother ----
        had nothing to do with `race', but
        rather, was simply largely a matter
        of the lack of
        responsibility that he had during his younger years
        .

        [[In fact, the only time the issue of the character
        being Mixed-Race
        was even brought up --- was
        when the writers made a joke out of
        one of the
        characters naively thinking that `race' was the issue.


        One of the more dim-witted characters
        says something to the effect of:

        "So … where you surprised to find out that
        your dad is White
        … or that he's come
        back to see you after all these years?" 
          

        -----and---- Gomez-Preston's character
        responds to him with something like:

        "Well, I always knew that my dad was White 
        ... so isn't it obvious
        that my shock is due to
        his returning
        here after all of these years?"
        ]]

        Gomez-Preston formerly starred on the sitcom
        `
        The Parent'hood" wherein
        she played the role of a
        person who was of the
        'African-American'
         Ethnicity.


        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Parent_'Hood  

        'The Parent'hood' was a sitcom about a middle-class family
        who were
        of the 'African-American' Ethnicity (and their
        `wacky' friend/ neighbor) and thier encounters in life .


        She also starred in at least one episode of the sitcom
        'That 70's Show' wherein her character became the
        potential love interest of the character 'Steven Hyde'.

        The character of `Steven Hyde' was originally
        written in as a 'White teenager' but he later
        presented as being the FGM-of-MGM-descent
        'white-complexioned' Mixed-Race son of a
        character who was an MGM-Mixed person
        of the
        'African-American'  Ethnicity (well -
        played by actor-extraordinaire, 
        Tim Reid
        ).

        MGM-Mixed / Mixed-Race actress
        `Holly Robinson-Peete
        -- can also be
        found featured on the sitcom `Love, Inc.".


        Reagan Gomez-Preston is an MGM-Mixed
        woman who is of
        the Latino 'Cultural'
        grouping and Holly Robinson-Peete is
        an
        MGM-Mixed woman who is of
        African-American `Ethnic' grouping.



        Related Links:


        MGM-Mixed Actress:
        "Reagan Gomez-Preston"




        http://www.angelfire.com/hi/KidsRule/ReaganGP.html

        MGM-Mixed Actress:
        "Holly Robinson-Peete"

        Holly Robinson Peete

        http://www.hollyrobinsonpeete.com/
        http://www.hollyrobinsonpeete.com/ebony.htm
        http://public.fotki.com/poohbear215/natural_hair_inspir/hollyrobinsonpeete.html

        [[MGM=Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed
        FGM=First-Generational Multiracially-Mixed]]

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