1755Re: New to the group
- Nov 13, 2006One thing is for sure, our positions are open
to interpretation, there is no one right answer,
just the one we like the best or are most comfortable with.
With the exception I'd say, of denial. That just isn't healthy.
j s <creolescience@...> wrote:
... You know, a Creole friend of mine once told
me that the way she sees it (paraphrased)
she's 'Colored' but not "black".
"Colored" meaning not-white and 'of Mixed
ancestry', but not "black" in the sense
of mostly subsaharan African descent.
She doesn't relate to the black experience
or the more mainstream 'black' cultural
attitudes, behavior and expressions.
Now her sister who is more "involved" in
the traditional ['black'] identity, sees
herself as black with French ancestry.
I suppose both are correct
depending on one's point of view.
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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