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Is Twilight Prejudiced?

I was recently honored with the opportunity to write a chapter for the edited book The Psychology of Twilight, along with several other esteemed Psychology Today bloggers. I highly recommend the book for anyone with an interest in the Twilight series. Read More

The FACTS on "Race" in America

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There is actually no such thing as a so-called "Light-Skinned
Black" person ... but rather ... such individuals and groups
are actually people who are of a 'Multi-Generational
Multiracially-Mixed' (MGM-Mixed) Lineage that some may
have been pressured or encouraged to ignore or downplay.
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4160
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People of Mixed-Race lineage should NOT feel pressured to
'identify' according to any standards other than one's own.
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4157
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The legal -application of the racist-'One-Drop Rule'
(ODR) was banned in the U.S. way back in 1967.
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4162
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http://www.facebook.com/groups/253286018082418/permalink/253341891410164
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4187
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http://www.facebook.com/groups/253286018082418/permalink/253341281410225
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Listed below are related Links of 'the facts' of the histories
of various Mixed-Race populations found within the U.S.:
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There is no proof that a 'color-based slave hierarchy'
(or that 'color-based social-networks') ever existed
as common entities -- within the continental U.S.
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4154
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4153
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It was the 'Rule of Matriliny (ROM) -- [a.k.a. 'The Rule of Partus'
(ROP)] -- and NOT the racist-'One-Drop Rule' (ODR) -- that was
used to 'create more enslaved people' on the continental U.S.
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This is because the chattel-slavery system that was
once found on the antebellum-era, continental U.S.
was NOT "color-based" (i.e. "racial") -- but rather
-- it was actually "mother-based" (i.e. 'matrilineal').
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http://www.facebook.com/allpeople.gifts/posts/309460495741441
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There were many ways (and not solely the sexual assault
and sexual exploitation of the women-of-color) in which
'white' lineage entered the familial bloodlines of
enslaved-people found on the continental U.S.
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4238
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4239
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4240
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An 'Ethnic' category is NOT the
same thing as a "Race" category:
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4236
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http://www.facebook.com/allpeople.gifts/posts/300777016632181
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Other Topics:
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https://www.facebook.com/allpeople.gifts/posts/279223868853420
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https://www.facebook.com/allpeople.gifts/posts/164203590359746
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http://www.facebook.com/notes/%C2%ADallpeople-gifts/the-facts-on-m%C2%AD...
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Twilight is the story of

Twilight is the story of Bella, a young girl who defeats blond after blond to become more worthy of mating with a pale-skinned man. Her first victory is struck when she proves she is superior to her friend, Jessica, by not being attracted to the girl's love interest. Rosalie turns out to be a phantom rival, because she was gang raped and unable to bear children. Victoria proves to be the most difficult blond to overpower, but is eventually outwitted by the talentless and meek main character when she steals another woman's idea.

After having the world's most important sex, Bella rises to the top of the local hierarchy and takes on the foreigners who, although not lead by blonds, are lead by a sexless male version of herself who is surrounded by blonds. From this series, we learn that only young sexually active blonds represent true competition and that having pale skin is the ultimate objective. On a deep and philosophical level, a reader may began to understand that local blonds are significantly less threatening to a woman's sexuality than gay men.

Although the treatment of American Indians in the series may warrant some concern, it is only because the reader forgets that they are actually animals.

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Melissa Burkley, Ph.D., is a professor of social psychology at Oklahoma State University.

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