2894Re: A note on 'Self-Definition'
- May 26, 2007
That's a good point that you have made (about others
making the assumption-based choice to "pass" you off
as being mono-racial) -- because it probably happens
to many people more than most of us ever realize.
Often, when people think of "passing", the thought is
that the 'passer' is the one who has made the 'active'
choice to 'pass' themsleves as having a singular ancestry
---- rather than the thought being that the "passing" may
have actually been directed 'at' the person by others who
are simply 'assuming' they know the person's full-ancestry.
Thanks for pointing that out!
"osteoron" <osteoron@...> wrote:
"Passing" is not a choice that I make.
It is a choice that others make
for me based on my appearance.
People "pass" me for White based on an
incorrect assessment of my lineage.
Others exclude me from my other
racial community because they do
not "pass" me based on my appearance.
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