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 Is the World Ready for a Mixed Race / Multi-Ethnic Clothing Line?


Halfbreed Clothing Co. RepYoSelf

San Francisco CA.

It's no secret that the mixed race population is exploding! So I ask the question: Is the world ready for a mixed race / multi-ethnic lifestyle clothing brand?  Thousands of Halfbreed Clothing Co. fans and celebrities seem to think so.

Halfbreed Clothing Company founder Rudy Tee started his clothing line about a year ago, with a clear, positive message of pride, unity, the spirit of "One Love" and "RepYoSelf" (the multicultural movement).  Over the past year, Halfbreed Clothing has attracted the interest of thousands of Facebook and Twitter fans from all over the world, of people that are proud to be mixed.  Even people that consider themselves not mixed are also supporting the line as they maybe a supporter of diversity, in a interracial relationship or just love what it represents.  "Halfbreed Clothing is all about feeling good about yourself" Rudy says " we are all about raising awareness and building a sense of identity by changing the meaning of a historically negative term".  There are millions of us that had it rough growing up as we get racism from all sides, even within family.

The clothing line started with Rudy; who is mixed with Filipino/African American/Cherokee and adopted the nickname "Halfbreed" while in school.  "At the time, I felt like I was the only mixed race person in school, fitting in was an issue, so I got used to doing my own thing, my own way," Rudy explains. Hip Hop was underground and was growing into an extremely diverse sub-culture which was widely accepting of people that could rap, break, pop or strut.  He was pretty good at those things and they use to say "let the Halfbreed get them".  So when his kids began to have similar issues in school, Rudy took it to the next level.  He created a shirt for the family labeled 'Halfbreed'. "Next thing I know people started to approach me with "Where did you get that? and I'm mixed, can you make me one" Rudy says.  He did and quickly recognized the business opportunity.

Mixed race and multi-ethnic people are the fastest growing demographic among youths reported by the 2010 U.S. Census.  The U.S. Census Bureau recently released new statistics on mixed-race families based on the 2010 survey, prompting several news articles about the rise in interracial families. First came a piece from USA Today reporting that interracial marriages in the country is at an all-time high, with one in ten married couples have partners of different races. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nationwide, mixed-race marriages have increased by 28% in the past decade. Western states, such as California (12.8%), Nevada (13.3%), Washington (10.9%) lead the way. Surprisingly, the highest rate of interracial marriage is in Oklahoma, where 17.2% of unions are to a spouse of a different race.

In May 2012, after years of speculation, estimates and projections, the Census Bureau made it official: White births are no longer a majority in the United States.

Non-Hispanic whites accounted for 49.6 percent of all births in the 12-month period that ended in July 2011. Minorities — including Hispanics, blacks, Asians and those of mixed race — reached 50.4 percent, representing a majority for the first time in the country’s history.

So yes, it seems the the World is ready for a clothing line that allows them to represent who they are and what they are about.  Halfbreed Clothing is seeing great success with this rapidly expanding market.

 

Recently Halfbreed Clothing Co. was invited to present at the George Lopez Celebrity Golf Tournament to help raise money for the George Lopez Foundation.  Rudy had the opportunity to network with lots of celebrities that gave support for the brand including: George Lopez, Sugar Ray Leonard, Anthony Anderson, Bryan Fisher, Columbus Short, Chris "Choze" Jaeger and power couple Dondre and Sallie Richardson Whitfield.  "It was great to get such a positive response from celebrities that are mixed race/multiracial and get the support from ones that are not mixed but understand the movement" Rudy says,  "George Lopez was one of the most interesting celebrities and supporters as he represents Hispanics in the same proud fashion."

Rudy also produces the "Halfbreed Comedy Tour" with comedians that support diversity and mixed culture.  Comedian like Ricky Del Rosario, G King, Kirk McHenry, Alex Barnett, Kevin Williams, Shawn Dizzle and more which were seen on BET Comic View, HBO, Fox and Comedy Central.  With sold out shows in NYC, San Jose, L.A. and Santa Rosa to name a few.

Halfbreed Clothing Co. is on the right track to go worldwide with a line that is a touch point for so many people.  Rudy say his eyes are on Australia and Europe next.

Contact Rudy for inteviews by email at halfbreed70@gmail.com

Also check out his Facebook www.facebook.com/iammybrand

8/22//11

Halfbreed Clothing Co. the premier multiracial clothing line, launches the Halfbreed Comedy Tour on August 28, 2011 at the San Jose Improv headlined by multiracial comedian Ricky Del Rosario.  Halfbreed Comedy Tour represent no color lines with comedy for all people presented by mixed-race/biracial comedians all over the U.S..  Halfbreed Clothing Co. is the promoter and sponsor of the Halfbreed Comedy Tour which is planning events in highly diverse cities across the U.S. including San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta and more.  We hope to attract other top multiracial comedians as we grow the momentum of the tour with hopes of a network special.

The Halfbreed Comedy Tour will bring a fresh comedic look into the fast growing World of multi-ethnic people including the racial issues, raising biracial kids, multicultural relationships, growing up mixed, identity and families in a hilariously funny way.  Official Halfbreed Clothing will be sold at the event, for men, women and Children, so come out and experience the movement.

About Rick Del Rosario:

Ricky Del Rosario brings physical comedy to every stage he stands on. Once voted by HBO as one of the top ten up and coming urban comedians in the United States. Ricky has traveled the country bringing unique humor and in-depth charcters to thousands of comedy fans. Having performed on several seasons of Comic View and the very first HBO Laffapoluza, Ricky  has worked with comedians such as Andrew Dice Clay, Carlos Mencia, Joe Rogan, Lewis Black, Katt Williams, Mike Epps, Luenelle, Nick Cannon and many more. He also spent time as an on-air personality for one of the countries largest radio stations, producing comedy skits for their morning show. Ricky just performed for the 2011 NBA ALL Star weekend party for Matt Barnes of the Lakers. After traveling on the road for several years, Ricky became tired of the comic's life, and took a ten year break from the comedy scene. Recently returning in May of 2009, he has enjoyed performing on stage, using his new experiences to bring the audience all-new dynamic and hilarious material.

About Halfbreed Clothing Co.:

Halfbreed Clothing Co. is the premier clothing line for all people of two or more races, even those that look "white" but freely represent themselves as their many nationality not generalized as a color.  We represent inter-racial relationship, biracial and multiracial people from newborns to the elders in a fashion statement that instills pride within our individualism.  As the fastest growing demo amongst youths in the U.S. according to the U.S. Census, see that we are not alone and we can talk about it we can "RepYoSelf".  Founded by Rudy T. the Halfbreed, we work off the concept of "I AM, MY BRAND", as I don't have to sell the idea of Halfbreed or multiracial people, it's either you are mixed, support mixed races and no color lines, so....RepYoSelf!



 

Why our own identity is so important!  Rep Yo'Self www.halfbreedclothingco.com 

Census Data Presents Rise in Multiracial Population of Youths


By SUSAN SAULNY
Published: March 24, 2011
WASHINGTON — Among American children, the multiracial population has increased almost 50 percent, to 4.2 million, since 2000, making it the fastest growing youth group in the country. The number of people of all ages who identified themselves as both white and black soared by 134 percent since 2000 to 1.8 million people, according to census data released Thursday.


Census 2010 is the first comprehensive accounting of how the multiracial population has changed over 10 years, since statistics were first collected about it in 2000. It has allowed demographers, for the first time, to make comparisons using the mixed-race group — a segment of society whose precise contours and nuances were largely unknown for generations. The data shows that the multiracial population is overwhelmingly young, and that, among the races, American Indians and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are the most likely to report being of more than one race. Blacks and whites are the least likely.

In what experts view as a significant change from 2000, the most common racial combination is black and white. Ten years ago, it was white and “some other race” — a designation overwhelmingly used by people of Hispanic origin, which is considered by the government to be an ethnicity not a race.

“I think this marks a truly profound shift in the way Americans, particularly African-Americans, think about race and about their heritage,” said C. Matthew Snipp, a professor in the sociology department at Stanford University.

Across the country, 9 million people — or 2.9 percent of the population — chose more than one race on the last census, a change of about 32 percent since 2000. But in the South and parts of the Midwest, the growth has been far greater than the national average. In North Carolina, for instance, the multiracial population grew by 99 percent. In Iowa, Indiana and Mississippi, the group grew by about 70 percent.

“The numbers, for mixed race families like my own, mean that the world must stop and recognize the changing face of today’s family, the changing face of today’s individual,” said Suzy Richardson, founder of Mixed and Happy, a news and opinion Web site focused on issues of concern to multiracial families.

There are 57 racial combinations on the census. But of the population that chose more than one race, most chose one of the four most common combinations: 20.4 percent marked black and white; 19.3 percent chose white and “some other race.” The third most common pairing was Asian and white, followed by American Indian and white. These four combinations account for three-fourths of the total mixed race population.

For Michelle Hosenbackez, who is white and Hispanic and is married to a black Cuban man, the data suggests a future for her 16-month-old daughter that may be much different from her own childhood. Mrs. Hosenbackez, 27, of Raeford, N.C., said, “With the mixed race population growing the way it is, she will be able to say, ‘Hey, that person is like me.’ I want her to be able to build confidence in that identity.”

 Halfbreed Clothing Co. the premier Multicultural clothing line is set to launch online March 22, 2011 at 8:00AM PST.  Halfbreed Clothing Co. provides quality apparel in the latest style for mixed race people, interracial couples and families no matter how many races they are blessed with.  It's not about promoting a soft drink, celebrity, or sports team, Halfbreed Clothing is about "representing yourself" plain and simple.  Something magical happens when you put on HB Clothing, it's new, fresh and clean with an overwhelming feeling of pride as you walk through the mall.  

Be the one of the first to purchase Halfbreed apparel by shopping at www.halfbreedclothingco.com.  Share it with your family and friend.  This is where it begins.

Halfbreed Clothing is a new line that represents all Multicultural people, families and lifestyles. It represents unity, peace and love within a multicultural movement. Millions of people around the World are of multiple races, this is your place to shine, be seen and represent your mix culture as a Halfbreed.
The Halfbreed Clothing line is set to launch in March 2011.

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