1747Re: Welcome Pocadot! :D -- one more 'link' ...
- Nov 12, 2006
Seeing that you once lived in Virginia, here is
one more link you might find to be of interest!! :
Have a great day!!
"multiracialbookclub" <soaptalk@...> wrote:
Welcome to 'Gen-Mixed'!
We are so glad to have you here and to see that
you have decided to become a part of our online
community and, thus, to become a 'Gen-Mixer'.
This is a great group and we are sure
you will have the chance to meet a
lot of fantastic new friends here!!
Thank you for sharing your personal and family
history / lineage with us --- and we are really
looking forward to hearing more from you!!
Welcome again -- and have a great day!!!
P.S. As a Mixed-Race person who is also of
an MGM-Mixed Lineage, you may find the
links below to be of particular interest.
Discussion Thread Summaries:
On Mixed-Race Types:
On MGM-Mixed Lineage:
On Mixed-Race Support:
On the Unique Situation of MGM-Mixed
Mixed-Race people who lived in VA & LA:
On Racial Manipulation and Mis-categorization
by the Census Bureau & Political Movements:
On having an Amerindian Ancestry:
On the rather unique situation of the AA `Ethnic' Group:
On Skin Color &. Full-Lineage:
Examples of a few MGM-Mixed / Mixed-Race families from VA:
Historical and Famous Mixed-Race People:
Media Representations of Mixed-Race People & Relationships:
"pocadot83" <pocadot83@...> wrote:
First, I am really excited that I was asked to join this group.
I really needed a place where I could explore/
discuss my feelings as a Mixed Race individual.
Now I'll tell you a little about my
plight as a Mixed woman who is still
(unfortunately) confused about her race.
A little blurb about my "race":
Mom is -let me try to find the correct term-
um, too hard. lol .. I'll stick with Multiracial.
Her father is Native American (she never knew
him) and her mom had multiracial lineage
(black, white, and NA- the usual.
I don't know much about my father's
family so I can only go on looks.
Both of his parents had fair skin with light
colored hair/eyes, but were considered "black".
I grew up in a predominately white area in Virginia.
I thought that everyone assumed I was "black" because
no one ever questioned me about my race and because
my parents consider themselves to be black.
It wasn't until I went to college
that I had my `identity crisis'.
I realized that people perceived me
in a different way than back home.
The girls immediately asked "What are you?"
and I was totally confused by that question.
No one had ever asked me that before.
My answer was black, but they
didn't take that as an answer.
Then, I was lumped in the "Mix girl" group.
I want to thank you guys for clarifying
that being Mixed doesn't always mean that
your parents are two different races.
I tried explaining this to my Mixed/Biracial friends.
They often tell me I'm not Mixed because
my parents aren't two different races.
I'm still coming to terms with being Multiracial.
I often switch between saying I'm "black" or Mixed.
Sometimes other races if I want to throw people off :)
Well, I know that I've bored you to
death with my Mixed complex. lol.
Thanks for lending an ear,
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