1748RE: New to the group
- Nov 12, 2006Hi Pocadot,
Welcome to the group!
On Behalf Of pocadot83
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2006 4:36 AM
Subject: New to the group
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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