RE: [Generation-Mixed] your mom's race
Well, again, funny you should bring this up, LOLOL. I was just thinking about this stuff. My mother is very fair (mixed race) and I always thought she envied me because my skin was darker than hers, which I thought was unusual it is usually the other way around, and because I have very long hair. She was quite abusive and my brother was the favorite – a precious man, LOL. Typical mother/daughter competition stuff growing up, quite painful, actually left scars.
But for your situation, maybe she feels bad about being w/your father (I only say this because you said she might be a racist). Maybe she sees him in you. Is she still w/your father, is he in your life? Maybe by you being a person of color your interests/beliefs are different. Also being a person of color your experiences with society will be different from hers. Just making wild guesses here as I don’t really know what type of relationship you have w/your mother other than what you stated, hope this helps.
From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Briana Mays
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 7:27 PM
Subject: [Generation-Mixed] your mom's race
Im Briana (the one from alabama ), and i have a question for anyone who would like to contribute to mah (brain?) haha.
Anywho, mah (dilemma?): i find it hard to have a white mother and be mixed, but maybe because im in the south. i sometimes feel like she is against me (and not in the whole mother and daughters never get along sense) and like she couldnt possibly understand anything. i also sometimes even feel like she's a racist. it drives me up the wall.
but i was wondering about ya'll's experiences with your moms. one of mah friends has a black mom and she doesnt ever have any troubles at all. but maybe you all have had a convo like this but i missed it.
So please fill me in. : ) thanks
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