[Mariah] Mariah Carey & Mixed-Race Youth Mariah s `multi -racial heritage isn t something she talks about much Mariah s mother is white and her father isMessage 1 of 1 , Mar 20, 2006View Source
Mariah Carey & Mixed-Race Youth
Mariah's `multi'-racial heritage isn't something she talks about much
Mariah's mother is white and her father is Venezualen and African-American.
Oprah talk[ed] with Mariah about her life and growing up mixed-race.
And Pat Carey, Mariah's mother, and other guests share[d] their experiences.
Even with an older brother and sister who experienced growing
up biracial, Mariah says she felt like no one could relate to her.
Mariah says that out of all her accomplishments, her most important
influence has been as a role model to mixed-race children and teens.
Through her music she has been a source of encouragement and strength.
Mariah made music history by surpassing the Beatles
with the most weeks at number one on the Billboard charts.
`Heartbreaker `was the hit single that secured her spot in music history.
Mariah holds the record for hitting the highest
note in the `Guiness Book of World Record'.
In the song `Outside', Mariah writes about
feeling ambiguous and [the] sense of belonging.
Here's the first verse and chorus:
Outside ... from the album `Butterfly'
It's hard to explain
Inherently it's just always been strange
Neither here nor there
Always somewhat out of place everywhere
Without a sense of belonging to touch
Feeling there's no one completely the same
Eager to just
Believe it's good enough to be what
You really are
But in your heart
Uncertainty forever lies
And you'll always be
Somewhere on the