1400Mixed-Race Discussion-Thread 'Summary'
- Oct 21, 2006
Listed below is an excerpt from a 'summarization' post
that I made at another discussion group ... in regards
to a few points that a group of people (myself included)
had made in a discussion-thread at that particular forum.
TOPIC = THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCT CALLED "RACE" ...:
## Race is a `social construct' and is not a `biological fact'.
## Who and how a person is "racially" 'categorized'
-- is not "set in stone"--- and quite often it can and
will generally depend on `where' a person is located.
## How a person is "racially" `categorized' can and often
does depend simply on the nation in which that person is
currently living and said categorization can actually change
merely with their re-location elsewhere --- as every nation
has its own definition of `who' is in `what' given group.
TOPIC = THE RACIST `ONE-DROP RULE'...:
## The United States of America is actually one of only a very
small number of countries found anywhere in the world that
still -- in modern times -- insists on using the racist `One-Drop
Rule' to forcibly and to also falsely place people who are of
Mixed-Race /`Multi'-Racial Ancestry (whether it's via their
'Lineage' or via their `Parentage') into `mono'-racial `categories'.
## The racist `One-Drop Rule' has been forced on those citizens of
the United States who are of Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial Ancestry
(whether it's via their `Lineage' or via their `Parentage') due,
in large part, to an individual known as Walter Plecker and the
'Racial Purity Laws' which he established in the state of Virginia
## Plecker used these `Racial Purity Laws' of
his, in order to forcibly deny what was the then
already very clearly well-known; established; and
formerly-recognized Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial
Ancestral bloodlines which composed the `Lineage'
of the majority of the people who were considered
both "Colored" (via their tri-"racial" combination
of Northern-Amerindian, Western-European and
Western-African "racially"-admixed ancestry) and were
also of the African-American (AA) `Ethnicity' -- and he
simply (via the racist `One-Drop Rule') decided to take
the racist step of wrongfully re-categorizing most of the
"Colored" people (who also happened to be of the AA
'Ethnicity' -- the majority of whom who, again, had
been formerly-recognized as being Mixed-Race /
`Multi'-Racial) as falsely being of either a fully or
a predominantly `mono'-racially `Negro' lineage.
TOPIC = THE VARIOUS MIXED-RACE `TYPES'...:
## Individuals and people groupings who are
of a Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial `Lineage'
are often referred to as being "Multi-Generational
Multiracially-Mixed" (or MGM-Mixed, for short)
-- and-- individuals and people groupings who are
of a Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial `Parentage'
are often referred to today as being "First-Generational
Multiracially-Mixed" (or `FGM-Mixed', for short).
## Regardless of whether a person is Mixed-Race /
`Multi'-Racial --- via their 'Lineage' (MGM-Mixed)
or via their 'Parentage' (FGM-Mixed) --- they are
nonetheless -- still Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial --and thus,
they should be encouraged to feel free to publicly embrace
ALL of the parts of their FULL genotype (ancestry) and
also their resulting phenotype (appearance) as well.
## Just as "having separately-categorized Parentage" is
*not* the *only* "way" for a person to be Mixed-Race /
`Multi'-Racial (as a Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial person
can be thus via either their MGM-Mixed `Lineage'and / or
also via their FGM-Mixed `Parentage') ... it should always be
remembered that the term "bi-racial" is *not*`the only' "type"
of Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial and that a lot of Mixed-Race
/ `Multi'-Racial people are `tri'-racial, `multi'-racial, etc.
## If a person -- who has been 'categorized' as being
`mono'-racially `Black' also -- has what is referred to
as a "light" skin coloring / shade / hue (or some other
semantically-selected term that is often used to describe
the many various shades of `lighter'-complexioned or
`medium'-complexioned skin coloring / shade / hue)
said feature is but simply a pheno-typically visible
indication that said person is of what is clearly an
ancestrally-admixed Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial
heritage (whether via their `Parentage' or `Lineage').
## There are many people who are of Mixed-Race /
`Multi'-Racial Ancestry (either via their `Lineage' or
via their `Parentage') and who (as a result of the
racism of the infamous `One-Drop Rule') have all been
inaccurately-categorized as being either predominantly or
fully `mono'-racially 'Black' (and-- in the case of those who
are of MGM-Mixed `Lineage' said mis-categorization has
often become and continued to remain the case throughout
the generations of their familial heritage) andthus, many
(as a result of social treatment and various life experiences)
may also be / have been of the socio-political `identification'
that is often referred to by many in modern-society as "black").
## For most people --- the use of the term "black"
is and really should probably be seen more as a
statement of their "Socio-Political 'IDENTIFICATION'"
rather than as a statement of their FULL ancestry.
## While many people could say that they may, in
fact, 'IDENTIFY' as / with "black" (or that they have
a "black" Socio-Political `Identification') -- it would
not be accurate to say that they are of a fully (or even
predominantly) 'mono'-racial Black' ancestral lineage.
(Unless, of course, one is referring to those individuals who
actually *are* of a 'mono'-racial `Black' lineage ... and are not
simply referring to someone whose parents and ancestors were
racistly and erroneously 'CATEGORIZED' -- via `One-Droppism'
-- as being fully or predominantly `mono'-racially Black").
TOPIC = ANCESTRY, CATEGORIES & IDENTITY...:
## Although a person's "Racial" 'Categorization'
(and occasionally, even their 'Identification')
"can" change (often depending on experiences,
location, "rules", etc.) . their 'Ancestry' will
always, nonetheless, remain the same.
## Because there is a difference between one's
so-called "racial" `Categorization'; 'Identification';
and / or 'Ancestral Composition" --- when someone
has been placed into a given 'Category' -- it does
not mean that it can change their 'Ancestry'
or even always determine their 'Identity'.
## There is absolutely nothing whatsoever wrong
with people acknowledging their `Multi'-Racial /
Mixed-Race Ancestral heritage -- and refusing to
just "pick only one side or another" for themselves
## A person of Multi-Racial ancestry (whether via their
`Lineage' or their `Parentage') should feel free to embrace
ALL parts of their FULL heritage ... without anyone
trying to make them feel pressured to deny or
distance themselves from any one part or another.
## What is wrong is when any group of people choose
to "look down on" others because of issues of
so-called "race" or "racial" `categorization'.
## The "pressure to distance or deny" a part of one's
FULL lineage does *not* happen *only* to people
of Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial `Parentage' but,
rather, it is also felt by those people who are of
Mixed-Race / Multi'-Racial `Lineage' as well.
## In fact, sometimes those people who are of
Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial `Lineage' are often
put under "pressure" even more so (than those who
are of Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial `Parentage')' to
*not* feel free to "check all that apply" (so to speak)
... when it comes to the public acknowledgment and
the open embracing of their FULL ancestral lineage.
## Simply because a `Multi'-Racial / Mixed-Race person
-- who is also of part-Black `Lineage' or `Parentage'
celebrates in embracing ALL of the racial and ethnic
heritages in their background does *not* mean that they
are trying to *not* lay claim to their `Black' ancestry
are they then forbidden to have a "black" socio-political
"Identification" (as -- remember: a person's `ancestry',
`Category' and `Identity' are *not* the same thing).
## It is not fair -- to broad-brush any group
(ex. groups such as "the blacks", "the whites",
etc.) as ALL being 'unconsciously brainwashed'
adherents of the racist "One-Drop Rule".
## It should also be kept in mind that just because
certain various and obviously politically-motivated
groups (for example, groups like the NAACP or the
'National Black Social Worker's' (NBSW) and other
organizations) -- create and release "statements"
in which they very falsely-"claim" to "represent"
ALL of the people of a given group (ex. "blacks", for
instance) -- does *not* mean that ALL of the people
of that given group (ex. "blacks", for instance) are
truly in support of (or, on occasion, even 'aware'
of, in many cases) the policies that they publish.
## It also should be remembered that (just as factors
such as "regionalism" can play a role in a person'
socio-political `identification' and / or a person's "racial"
`categorization') factors such as 'Education'; 'Support';
AND actually having what is a "true representation"
(and not a 'politically-manipulated' one) of how many
of the members of a given people grouping (ex. "blacks",
whites, etc.) actually feel about things -- also play a role.
## It is usually discovered, in fact, that once, many pf
the so-called "blacks" (for instance) discover that they
will not be 'condemned' or perceived as "trying to
separate or distance themselves from" a part of their
FULL lineage NOR find themselves having been forcibly
categorized by the Colorist-based measurements' of the
racist "One-Drop Rule(r)" they generally tend to be willing
to cast away the idea of being pressured to accept the racist
"One Drop Rule" for themselves and/or for anyone else.
## It should be remembered and understood that
(just as a Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial person does
*not* have to have "parents who have been categorized
into separate so-called "racial" categories" in order to
be Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial) --- the pressure to
*not* "identify" as being Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial
does *not* come only (or even largely) from
the "blacks" (or any other `mono'-racially"
`categorized' group as far as that matter goes).
## In recent years an awful mindset has sprung up
among certain `Multi'-Racial / Mixed-Race people --
in which they have chosen to attempt to implement a
Double-Standard application of the racist "One-Drop Rule"
and thus, prevent many, if not most, of the people who
are of Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial `Lineage' (rather than
`Parentage') to publicly embrace their FULL lineage or
the FACT that they are Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial.
## The term that I personally use to describe
those people who adhere to the mindset of
this movement is that of - "3M" (i.e. `MMM'
or `Malevolently-Militant Multiracial'
## The term "truly-mixed" is one that has -
of late -- most certainly come to be used by the
3Ms in their Racist, Colorist -- and often Ethnicist
desire to deny certain MGM-Mixed people
to acknowledge and embrace the fact that
they are Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial.
## It would not be accurate or honest to say that
all or most "white" people nor any other "racial"
grouping" of people --- do *not* (even to this day)
or that they *never* or even "rarely* show `hostility'
toward Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial people.
Such a statement is a broad-brushing of another
group - and whether attempting to `demonize' or
`canonize' a group - to `broad-brush' is simply
to stereotype and that is really just another type
of bigotry and pre-judgment / prejudice
TOPIC = THE VARIOUS MIXED-RACE FORUMS...:
## There is nothing wrong with Mixed-Race groups
or forums that encourage people to celebrate in and
embrace ALL of the parts of their FULL lineage.
## It should not be assumed that -- just because a group
covers the topic of being Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial --
the group is trying to get people to 'escape or distance
themselves from being "black" ` or any other part of their
ancestry (whether `White', `Amerindian', `Asian', etc.).
## Although there are certain online-groups of a
3M-Mindset that attempt to separate or distance their
members from embracing or accepting their `Black'
(and / or other of-color) lineage there are also many
very positive Mixed-Race groups that have actually
been formed with the intent of helping Mixed-Race
/ `Multi'-Racial people learn how to embrace
their ALL of their heritage and lineages (as not
every single Mixed-Race / `Multi'-Racial
person has had that opportunity).
## There are some Mixed-Race groups, in fact,
that actually exist -- in order to help their members
learn to embrace their FULL ancestry via
information, socialization and open discussion.
TOPIC = HOW THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN
'ETHNIC' GROUP IS *NOT* THE SAME AS
THE BLACK-AMERICAN 'RACIAL' GROUP...:
## The term "African-American" (a reference
to a largely 'multi'-racial 'Ethnic' group) is
*not* the same as 'Black-American' (a
reference to a 'mono'-racial "Race' group).
## Although most people are not aware of this --
'Black-American' (BA) and 'African-American'
(AA) are *not* the same people grouping --
*nor*-- are they even of the same `ancestral
admixture' or `socio-historical experience'.
## People should try to make every effort to *not*
get the term `African-American' (AA) (which has
been designated to represent a *very specific" and
largely 'multi'-racial Ethnic grouping of people) --
confused with that of the term `Black-American'
(BA) (which is a reference to a given and much
larger 'mono'-racial "Race" grouping of people).
## Although *some* people who are born to two parents
who are both of the African-American (AA) Ethnic grouping
*may* actually be of fully or predominantly 'mono'-racially
'Black' ancestry it has been repeatedly proven by Genetic Tests
(which has backed up Historical Record) that the majority
(+70%) of AAs, however, are actually of an MGM-Mixed
"racial" Lineage and also of a Tri-racial Ancestral Heritage.
## More than 70% of all people who are born to two AA
parents, in fact, are actually MGM-Mixed / Tri-racials
(with the remaining 30% or so of the people of the AA
'Ethnicity' being either 'Black', 'White' or `Amerindian').
## The most common ancestral admixed lineage of those
+70% of full-AAs who are MGM-Mixed is as follows:
-- +25% North Amerindian; 20-30% West European;
and the remaining portion being West African.
## The term "African-American" was meant *only* to be
applied to a *very specific* (and largely `Multi'-Racial
/ Mixed-Race) `Ethnic' grouping of people a (created
via a regional and era-based `historical-experience').
## The *very specific* (and also largely `Multi'-Racial / Mixed-Race)
`Ethnic' grouping of people that are currently being mis-nomered as
the `African-Americans' (AAs) was originally intended
to include, quite specifically, *only* those people who are
... "the descendents of the survivors of the Negro
chattel-slavery 'system' --- that was located on the
continental United States of America during the
Antebellum, Reconstruction and Jim Crow historical-eras".
[[[ 3M = Malevolently-Militant Multiracials (MMM)
MGM-Mixed = Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed
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