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The Bill of Rights for Racially-Mixed People

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  • multiracialbookclub
    The Bill of Rights for Racially-Mixed People I have the right ... · Not to justify my existence in this world. · Not to keep the races
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 25, 2006
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      The Bill of Rights for
       
      Racially-Mixed People



      I have the right ...

      ·         Not to justify my existence in this world.

      ·         Not to keep the races separate within me.

      ·         Not to justify my ethnic legitimacy.

      ·         Not to be responsible for people's
           discomfort with my physical ambiguity. 
       


      I have the right ...


      ·         To identify myself differently
      than strangers expect me to identify.

      ·         To identify myself differently
      than how my parents identify me.

      ·         To identify myself differently
      than my brothers and sisters.

      ·         To identify myself differently 
      in different situations.


      I have the right ...

      ·         To create a vocabulary to
      communicate about being Multi-Racial.

      ·         To change my `Identity' over my
      lifetime -- and more than once.

      ·         To have loyalties and identify
      with more than one group of people.

      ·         To freely choose whom I befriend and love. 



      (SOURCE:  'The Essay entitled 'The Bill of Rights
      for Racially-Mixed People' -- by author, Maria Root)

    • tlbaker1
      Love it! Lynne _____ From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of multiracialbookclub Sent: Thursday, October
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 26, 2006
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        Love it!

         

        Lynne

         


        From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
        [mailto:Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com]
        On Behalf Of
        multiracialbookclub
        Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 12:02 AM
        To: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: The Bill of Rights for Racially-Mixed People

         

        The Bill of Rights for
         
        Racially-Mixed People



        I have the right ...

        ·         Not to justify my existence in this world.

        ·         Not to keep the races separate within me.

        ·         Not to justify my ethnic legitimacy.

        ·         Not to be responsible for people's
             discomfort with my physical ambiguity.   


        I have the right ...



        ·         To identify myself differently
        than strangers expect me to identify.

        ·         To identify myself differently
        than how my parents identify me.

        ·         To identify myself differently
        than my brothers and sisters.

        ·         To identify myself differently 
        in different situations.


        I have the right ...

        ·         To create a vocabulary to
        communicate about being Multi-Racial.

        ·         To change my `Identity' over my
        lifetime -- and more than once.

        ·         To have loyalties and identify
        with more than one group of people.

        ·         To freely choose whom I befriend and love. 



        (SOURCE:  'The Essay entitled 'The Bill of Rights
        for Racially-Mixed People' -- by author, Maria Root)

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