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  • multiracialbookclub
    Hi Pocadot, Welcome to Gen-Mixed ! [:)] We are so glad to have you here and to see that you have decided to become a part of our online community and, thus,
    Message 1 of 27 , Nov 12, 2006
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      Hi Pocadot,

      Welcome to 'Gen-Mixed'! :)

      We are so
      glad to have you here and to see that
      you have decided to become a part of our online
      community
      and, thus, to become a 'Gen-Mixer'.=D>


      This is a great group and we are sure
      you will have the chance to meet a
      lot of fantastic new friends here!!

      Thank you for sharing your personal and family
      history / lineage with us --- and we are really
      looking forward to hearing more from you!! 


      Welcome again -- and have a great day!!!

      --M

      P.S. As a Mixed-Race person who is also of
      an MGM-Mixed Lineage, you may find the
      links below to be of particular interest. ;;)

      [MGM-Mixed=Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed]



      Discussion Thread Summaries:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1400  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1399  

      On Mixed-Race Types:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1570
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/71  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1486  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1638  

      On MGM-Mixed Lineage:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/991 
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/992  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/937  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/171  

      On Mixed-Race Support:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1574  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1547  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/284  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1410

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1490  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1487  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1485  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1488  

      On the Unique Situation of MGM-Mixed
      Mixed-Race people who lived in VA & LA:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/639  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1680
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1384  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/632  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1383  

      On Racial Manipulation and Mis-categorization
      by the Census Bureau & Political Movements:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1572  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/640  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1421  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1417  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/200  

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1032  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/197  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/95  

      On having an Amerindian Ancestry:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/202  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/383  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/409  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/724  

      On the rather unique situation of the AA `Ethnic' Group:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1032  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1122  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/253  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1217  

      On Skin Color &. Full-Lineage:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1419  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1402  

      Examples of a few MGM-Mixed / Mixed-Race families from VA:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1677  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1675  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1673  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1669  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1668  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1667  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1666  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1665  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/748  

      Historical and Famous Mixed-Race People:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1192  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1241  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1288  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1382  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1327  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/948  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1525  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1294
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1492  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/981  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/857  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1278  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1230
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1401  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1196
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1198
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/268
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1290  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/691  

      Media Representations of Mixed-Race People & Relationships:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/888  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1447  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/856  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/60  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1610  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1207  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/232  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/744  

      Recommended Reading


      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/143  
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/80  



      In

      Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com,
      "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,

      P

    • multiracialbookclub
      Hi Pocadot, Seeing that you once lived in Virginia, here is one more link you might find to be of interest!! [:-?] :
      Message 2 of 27 , Nov 12, 2006
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        Hi Pocadot,

        Seeing that you once lived in Virginia, here is
        one more link you might find to be of interest!!
        :-?:
         

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1386

        Have a great day!!

        --- M



        In Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com,
        "multiracialbookclub" <soaptalk@...> wrote:


        Hi Pocadot,

        Welcome to 'Gen-Mixed'! :)

        We are so
        glad to have you here and to see that
        you have decided to become a part of our online
        community
        and, thus, to become a 'Gen-Mixer'.=D>


        This is a great group and we are sure
        you will have the chance to meet a
        lot of fantastic new friends here!!

        Thank you for sharing your personal and family
        history / lineage with us --- and we are really
        looking forward to hearing more from you!! 


        Welcome again -- and have a great day!!!

        --M

        P.S. As a Mixed-Race person who is also of
        an MGM-Mixed Lineage, you may find the
        links below to be of particular interest. ;;)

        [MGM-Mixed=Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed]



        Discussion Thread Summaries:

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1400  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1399  

        On Mixed-Race Types:

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1570
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/71  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1486  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1638  

        On MGM-Mixed Lineage:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/991 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/992  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/937  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/171  

        On Mixed-Race Support:

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1574  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1547  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/284  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1410

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1490  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1487  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1485  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1488  

        On the Unique Situation of MGM-Mixed
        Mixed-Race people who lived in VA & LA:

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/639  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1680
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1384  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/632  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1383  

        On Racial Manipulation and Mis-categorization
        by the Census Bureau & Political Movements:

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1572  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/640  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1421  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1417  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/200  

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1032  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/197  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/95  

        On having an Amerindian Ancestry:

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/202  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/383  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/409  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/724  

        On the rather unique situation of the AA `Ethnic' Group:

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1032  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1122  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/253  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1217  

        On Skin Color &. Full-Lineage:

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1419  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1402  

        Examples of a few MGM-Mixed / Mixed-Race families from VA:

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1677  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1675  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1673  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1669  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1668  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1667  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1666  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1665  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/748  

        Historical and Famous Mixed-Race People:

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1192  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1241  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1288  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1382  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1327  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/948  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1525  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1294
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1492  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/981  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/857  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1278  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1230
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1401  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1196
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1198
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/268
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1290  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/691  

        Media Representations of Mixed-Race People & Relationships:

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/888  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1447  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/856  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/60  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1610  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1207  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/232  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/744  

        Recommended Reading


        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/143  
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/80  



        In
        Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com,
        "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,

        P

      • tlbaker1
        Hi Pocadot, Welcome to the group! Lynne ... mailto:Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of pocadot83 Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2006 4:36 AM Subject:
        Message 3 of 27 , Nov 12, 2006
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          Hi Pocadot,

          Welcome to the group!

          Lynne

          -----Original Message-----

          mailto:Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com]
          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,

          P
        • docilechicken24
          One 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
          Message 4 of 27 , Nov 13, 2006
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            One 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.

            Welcome

            In Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com,
            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,

            P
          • tlbaker1
            I don t think I want to call myself colored in this day and age, LOLOLOL. I might get a few odd looks and people might ask me if I know what year we are
            Message 5 of 27 , Nov 14, 2006
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              I don't think I want to call myself
              "colored" in this day and age, LOLOLOL.
              I might get a few odd looks and people
              might ask me if I know what year we
              are living in, but that's just me.

              My political racial 'identification' is
              "black" (and I didn't know I could do that
              until joining this group, thank you all!!),
              the technical, scientific,genetic definition
              of my ancestry is Mixed-Race - MGM to be exact.

              Everyone is entitled to 'identify' themselves
              as they wish, thank goodness for 2006!!!!
              We can now fill out our own census forms.
              When is the next census 2010??

              Lynne

              BTW, Dustin, I love your screen name,
              it is the cutest thing I have ever seen,
              docilechicken24, how did you come up w/it?


              Lynne


              -----Original Message-----


              From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
              [mailto:Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com]
              On Behalf Of docilechicken24
              Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:18 PM
              To: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: [Generation-Mixed] Re: New to the group


              One 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.


              Welcome


              In Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com,
              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,

              P
            • j s
              Me, I m going with redbone/high yella ;) tlbaker1 wrote: I don t think I want to call myself colored in this day and age, LOLOLOL. I
              Message 6 of 27 , Nov 15, 2006
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                Me, I'm going with redbone/high yella ;)

                tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@...> wrote:
                I don't think I want to call myself
                "colored" in this day and age, LOLOLOL.
                I might get a few odd looks and people
                might ask me if I know what year we
                are living in, but that's just me.

                My political racial 'identification' is
                "black" (and I didn't know I could do that
                until joining this group, thank you all!!),
                the technical, scientific,genetic definition
                of my ancestry is Mixed-Race - MGM to be exact.

                Everyone is entitled to 'identify' themselves
                as they wish, thank goodness for 2006!!!!
                We can now fill out our own census forms.
                When is the next census 2010??

                Lynne

                BTW, Dustin, I love your screen name,
                it is the cutest thing I have ever seen,
                docilechicken24, how did you come up w/it?

                Lynne

                -----Original Message-----

                From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                [mailto:Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com]
                On Behalf Of docilechicken24
                Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:18 PM
                To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                Subject: [Generation- Mixed] Re: New to the group

                One 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.

                Welcome

                In Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com,
                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,

                P

              • tlbaker1
                LOLOLOL, another blast from the past. Someone called me a redbone once!! Lynne _____ From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
                Message 7 of 27 , Nov 15, 2006
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                  LOLOLOL, another blast from the past.  Someone called me a redbone once!!

                   

                  Lynne

                   


                  From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
                  [mailto: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com ]
                  On Behalf Of
                  j s
                  Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 9:01 PM
                  To: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: [Generation-Mixed] Re: New to the group

                   

                  Me, I'm going with redbone/high yella ;)

                  tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@...> wrote:

                  I don't think I want to call myself
                  "colored" in this day and age, LOLOLOL.
                  I might get a few odd looks and people
                  might ask me if I know what year we
                  are living in, but that's just me.

                  My political racial 'identification' is
                  "black" (and I didn't know I could do that
                  until joining this group, thank you all!!),
                  the technical, scientific,genetic definition
                  of my ancestry is Mixed-Race - MGM to be exact.

                  Everyone is entitled to 'identify' themselves
                  as they wish, thank goodness for 2006!!!!
                  We can now fill out our own census forms.
                  When is the next census 2010??

                  Lynne

                  BTW, Dustin, I love your screen name,
                  it is the cutest thing I have ever seen,
                  docilechicken24, how did you come up w/it?

                  Lynne

                  -----Original Message-----

                  From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                  [mailto:Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com]
                  On Behalf Of docilechicken24
                  Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:18 PM
                  To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                  Subject: [Generation- Mixed] Re: New to the group

                  One 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.

                  Welcome

                  In Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com,
                  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,

                  P

                • Gina Gina
                  LOL Well when I went to the Bahamas a man was trying to get my attention and said Hey, mango skinned girl c mere!! Gina tlbaker1
                  Message 8 of 27 , Nov 15, 2006
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                    LOL  Well when I went to the Bahamas a man was trying to get my attention and said " Hey, mango skinned girl c'mere!!"  
                     
                    Gina

                    tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@...> wrote:
                    LOLOLOL, another blast from the past.  Someone called me a redbone once!!
                    Lynne


                    From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                    [mailto: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com ]
                    On Behalf Of
                    j s
                    Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 9:01 PM
                    To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                    Subject: [Generation- Mixed] Re: New to the group


                    Me, I'm going with redbone/high yella ;)

                    tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@gmail. com> wrote:


                    I don't think I want to call myself
                    "colored" in this day and age, LOLOLOL.
                    I might get a few odd looks and people
                    might ask me if I know what year we
                    are living in, but that's just me.

                    My political racial 'identification' is
                    "black" (and I didn't know I could do that
                    until joining this group, thank you all!!),
                    the technical, scientific,genetic definition
                    of my ancestry is Mixed-Race - MGM to be exact.

                    Everyone is entitled to 'identify' themselves
                    as they wish, thank goodness for 2006!!!!
                    We can now fill out our own census forms.
                    When is the next census 2010??

                    Lynne

                    BTW, Dustin, I love your screen name,
                    it is the cutest thing I have ever seen,
                    docilechicken24, how did you come up w/it?

                    Lynne

                    -----Original Message-----

                    From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                    [mailto:Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com]
                    On Behalf Of docilechicken24
                    Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:18 PM
                    To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                    Subject: [Generation- Mixed] Re: New to the group

                    One 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.

                    Welcome

                    In Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com,
                    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,

                    P

                    Send instant messages to your online friends http://au.messenger.yahoo.com

                  • j s
                    mango skinned - I like it! Gina Gina wrote: LOL Well when I went to the Bahamas a man was trying to get my attention
                    Message 9 of 27 , Nov 16, 2006
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                      mango skinned - I like it!

                      Gina Gina <happytobegee@...> wrote:


                      LOL  Well when I went to the Bahamas a man was trying to get my attention and said " Hey, mango skinned girl c'mere!!"  
                       
                      Gina

                      tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@gmail. com> wrote:


                      LOLOLOL, another blast from the past.  Someone called me a redbone once!!
                      Lynne


                      From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                      [mailto: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com ]
                      On Behalf Of
                      j s
                      Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 9:01 PM
                      To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                      Subject: [Generation- Mixed] Re: New to the group


                      Me, I'm going with redbone/high yella ;)

                      tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@gmail. com> wrote:


                      I don't think I want to call myself
                      "colored" in this day and age, LOLOLOL.
                      I might get a few odd looks and people
                      might ask me if I know what year we
                      are living in, but that's just me.

                      My political racial 'identification' is
                      "black" (and I didn't know I could do that
                      until joining this group, thank you all!!),
                      the technical, scientific,genetic definition
                      of my ancestry is Mixed-Race - MGM to be exact.

                      Everyone is entitled to 'identify' themselves
                      as they wish, thank goodness for 2006!!!!
                      We can now fill out our own census forms.
                      When is the next census 2010??

                      Lynne

                      BTW, Dustin, I love your screen name,
                      it is the cutest thing I have ever seen,
                      docilechicken24, how did you come up w/it?

                      Lynne

                      -----Original Message-----

                      From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                      [mailto:Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com]
                      On Behalf Of docilechicken24
                      Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:18 PM
                      To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                      Subject: [Generation- Mixed] Re: New to the group

                      One 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.

                      Welcome

                      In Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com,
                      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,

                      P

                      Send instant messages to your online friends http://au.messenger .yahoo.com

                    • TLBaker
                      That s definitely a new one. Do think they will amend the census forms to include this racial category?? Lynne _____ From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
                      Message 10 of 27 , Nov 16, 2006
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                        That's definitely a new one.
                          Do think they will amend the census
                        forms to include this racial category??

                         

                        Lynne

                         


                        From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
                        [mailto: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com ]
                        On Behalf Of
                        j s
                        Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 3:51 PM
                        To: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
                        Subject: [Generation-Mixed] Re: New to the group

                         

                        mango skinned - I like it!

                        Gina Gina <happytobegee@...> wrote:



                        LOL  Well when I went to the Bahamas
                        a man was trying to get my attention and
                        said " Hey, mango skinned girl c'mere!!"  

                         

                        Gina

                        tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@gmail. com> wrote:



                        LOLOLOL, another blast from the past.
                         

                        Someone called me a redbone once!!

                        Lynne


                        From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                        [mailto: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com ]
                        On Behalf Of
                        j s
                        Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 9:01 PM
                        To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                        Subject: [Generation- Mixed] Re: New to the group



                        Me, I'm going with redbone/high yella ;)

                        tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@gmail. com> wrote:



                        I don't think I want to call myself
                        "colored" in this day and age, LOLOLOL.
                        I might get a few odd looks and people
                        might ask me if I know what year we
                        are living in, but that's just me.

                        My political racial 'identification' is
                        "black" (and I didn't know I could do that
                        until joining this group, thank you all!!),
                        the technical, scientific,genetic definition
                        of my ancestry is Mixed-Race - MGM to be exact.

                        Everyone is entitled to 'identify' themselves
                        as they wish, thank goodness for 2006!!!!
                        We can now fill out our own census forms.
                        When is the next census 2010??

                        Lynne

                        BTW, Dustin, I love your screen name,
                        it is the cutest thing I have ever seen,
                        docilechicken24, how did you come up w/it?

                        Lynne

                        -----Original Message-----

                        From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                        [mailto:Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com]
                        On Behalf Of docilechicken24
                        Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:18 PM
                        To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                        Subject: [Generation- Mixed] Re: New to the group

                        One 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.

                        Welcome

                        In Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com,
                        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,

                        P

                         

                        Send instant messages to your online friends http://au.messenger .yahoo.com


                      • j s
                        I can see it now - mangoskin.com ;) TLBaker wrote: That s definitely a new one. Do think they will amend the census forms to include this
                        Message 11 of 27 , Nov 16, 2006
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                          I can see it now - mangoskin.com
                           
                          ;)

                          TLBaker <tlbaker1@...> wrote:
                          That's definitely a new one.
                            Do think they will amend the census
                          forms to include this racial category??
                          Lynne

                          From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                          [mailto: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com ]
                          On Behalf Of
                          j s
                          Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 3:51 PM
                          To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                          Subject: [Generation- Mixed] Re: New to the group
                          mango skinned - I like it!

                          Gina Gina <happytobegee@ yahoo.com. au> wrote:


                          LOL  Well when I went to the Bahamas
                          a man was trying to get my attention and
                          said " Hey, mango skinned girl c'mere!!"  
                          Gina

                          tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@gmail. com> wrote:


                          LOLOLOL, another blast from the past.
                           

                          Someone called me a redbone once!!
                          Lynne


                          From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                          [mailto: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com ]
                          On Behalf Of
                          j s
                          Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 9:01 PM
                          To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                          Subject: [Generation- Mixed] Re: New to the group


                          Me, I'm going with redbone/high yella ;)

                          tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@gmail. com> wrote:


                          I don't think I want to call myself
                          "colored" in this day and age, LOLOLOL.
                          I might get a few odd looks and people
                          might ask me if I know what year we
                          are living in, but that's just me.

                          My political racial 'identification' is
                          "black" (and I didn't know I could do that
                          until joining this group, thank you all!!),
                          the technical, scientific,genetic definition
                          of my ancestry is Mixed-Race - MGM to be exact.

                          Everyone is entitled to 'identify' themselves
                          as they wish, thank goodness for 2006!!!!
                          We can now fill out our own census forms.
                          When is the next census 2010??

                          Lynne

                          BTW, Dustin, I love your screen name,
                          it is the cutest thing I have ever seen,
                          docilechicken24, how did you come up w/it?

                          Lynne

                          -----Original Message-----

                          From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                          [mailto:Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com]
                          On Behalf Of docilechicken24
                          Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:18 PM
                          To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                          Subject: [Generation- Mixed] Re: New to the group

                          One 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.

                          Welcome

                          In Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com,
                          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,

                          P
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                        • tlbaker1
                          LOLOLOL, we are on a roll here, keep it up it is fun!!!!!! Lynne _____ From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com] On
                          Message 12 of 27 , Nov 17, 2006
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                            LOLOLOL, we are on a roll here, keep it up it is fun!!!!!!

                             

                            Lynne

                             


                            From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
                            [mailto:Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com]
                            On Behalf Of
                            j s
                            Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 10:36 PM
                            To: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: Re: New to the group

                             

                            I can see it now - mangoskin.com

                             

                            ;)

                            TLBaker <tlbaker1@...> wrote:


                            That's definitely a new one.
                             
                            Do think they will amend the census
                            forms to include this racial category??

                            Lynne


                            From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                            [mailto: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com ]
                            On Behalf Of
                            j s
                            Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 3:51 PM
                            To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                            Subject: Re: New to the group

                            mango skinned - I like it!

                            Gina Gina <happytobegee@ yahoo.com. au> wrote:



                            LOL  Well when I went to the Bahamas
                            a man was trying to get my attention and
                            said " Hey, mango skinned girl c'mere!!"  

                            Gina

                            tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@gmail. com> wrote:



                            LOLOLOL, another blast from the past.
                             

                            Someone called me a redbone once!!

                            Lynne



                            From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                            [mailto: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com ]
                            On Behalf Of
                            j s
                            Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 9:01 PM
                            To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                            Subject: Re: New to the group



                            Me, I'm going with redbone/high yella ;)

                            tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@gmail. com> wrote:



                            I don't think I want to call myself
                            "colored" in this day and age, LOLOLOL.
                            I might get a few odd looks and people
                            might ask me if I know what year we
                            are living in, but that's just me.

                            My political racial 'identification' is
                            "black" (and I didn't know I could do that
                            until joining this group, thank you all!!),
                            the technical, scientific,genetic definition
                            of my ancestry is Mixed-Race - MGM to be exact.

                            Everyone is entitled to 'identify' themselves
                            as they wish, thank goodness for 2006!!!!
                            We can now fill out our own census forms.
                            When is the next census 2010??

                            Lynne

                            BTW, Dustin, I love your screen name,
                            it is the cutest thing I have ever seen,
                            docilechicken24, how did you come up w/it?

                            Lynne

                            -----Original Message-----

                            From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                            [mailto:Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com]
                            On Behalf Of docilechicken24
                            Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:18 PM
                            To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                            Subject: Re: New to the group

                            One 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.

                            Welcome

                            In Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com,
                            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,

                            P



                             

                          • j s
                            better yet - mangolicious! Still invoking beige privledge, Jeff tlbaker1 wrote: LOLOLOL, we are on a roll here, keep it up it is fun!!!!!!
                            Message 13 of 27 , Nov 17, 2006
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                              better yet - mangolicious!
                               

                              Still invoking beige privledge,
                              Jeff

                              tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@...> wrote:

                              LOLOLOL, we are on a roll here, keep it up it is fun!!!!!!
                              Lynne

                              From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                              [mailto:Generation- Mixed@yahoogroup s.com]
                              On Behalf Of
                              j s
                              Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 10:36 PM
                              To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                              Subject: Re: New to the group

                              I can see it now - mangoskin.com

                              ;)

                              TLBaker <tlbaker1@gmail. com> wrote:

                              That's definitely a new one.
                               
                              Do think they will amend the census
                              forms to include this racial category??
                              Lynne

                              From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                              [mailto: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com ]
                              On Behalf Of
                              j s
                              Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 3:51 PM
                              To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                              Subject: Re: New to the group


                              mango skinned - I like it!

                              Gina Gina <happytobegee@ yahoo.com. au> wrote:


                              LOL  Well when I went to the Bahamas
                              a man was trying to get my attention and
                              said " Hey, mango skinned girl c'mere!!"  
                              Gina

                              tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@gmail. com> wrote:


                              LOLOLOL, another blast from the past.
                               

                              Someone called me a redbone once!!
                              Lynne



                              From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                              [mailto: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com ]
                              On Behalf Of
                              j s
                              Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 9:01 PM
                              To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                              Subject: Re: New to the group


                              Me, I'm going with redbone/high yella ;)

                              tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@gmail. com> wrote:


                              I don't think I want to call myself
                              "colored" in this day and age, LOLOLOL.
                              I might get a few odd looks and people
                              might ask me if I know what year we
                              are living in, but that's just me.

                              My political racial 'identification' is
                              "black" (and I didn't know I could do that
                              until joining this group, thank you all!!),
                              the technical, scientific,genetic definition
                              of my ancestry is Mixed-Race - MGM to be exact.

                              Everyone is entitled to 'identify' themselves
                              as they wish, thank goodness for 2006!!!!
                              We can now fill out our own census forms.
                              When is the next census 2010??

                              Lynne

                              BTW, Dustin, I love your screen name,
                              it is the cutest thing I have ever seen,
                              docilechicken24, how did you come up w/it?

                              Lynne

                              -----Original Message-----

                              From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                              [mailto:Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com]
                              On Behalf Of docilechicken24
                              Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:18 PM
                              To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                              Subject: Re: New to the group

                              One 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.

                              Welcome

                              In Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com,
                              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,

                              P


                            • tlbaker1
                              mango s are orange, LOLOL.... So it is more of redbone priviledge........... _____ From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
                              Message 14 of 27 , Nov 17, 2006
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                                mango's are orange, LOLOL....  So it is more of redbone priviledge...........

                                 


                                From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
                                [mailto: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com ]
                                On Behalf Of
                                j s
                                Sent: Friday, November 17, 2006 4:20 PM
                                To: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
                                Subject: Re: [Generation-Mixed] RE: New to the group

                                 

                                better yet - mangolicious!

                                 

                                 

                                Still invoking beige privledge,

                                Jeff


                                tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@...> wrote:

                                 

                                LOLOLOL, we are on a roll here, keep it up it is fun!!!!!!

                                Lynne


                                From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                                [mailto: Generation- Mixed@yahoogroup s.com ]
                                On Behalf Of
                                j s
                                Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 10:36 PM
                                To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                                Subject: Re: New to the group

                                 

                                I can see it now - mangoskin.com

                                 

                                ;)

                                TLBaker <tlbaker1@gmail. com> wrote:


                                That's definitely a new one.
                                 
                                Do think they will amend the census
                                forms to include this racial category??

                                Lynne


                                From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                                [mailto: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com ]
                                On Behalf Of
                                j s
                                Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 3:51 PM
                                To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                                Subject: Re: New to the group



                                mango skinned - I like it!

                                Gina Gina <happytobegee@ yahoo.com. au> wrote:



                                LOL  Well when I went to the Bahamas
                                a man was trying to get my attention and
                                said " Hey, mango skinned girl c'mere!!"  

                                Gina

                                tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@gmail. com> wrote:



                                LOLOLOL, another blast from the past.
                                 

                                Someone called me a redbone once!!

                                Lynne




                                From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                                [mailto: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com ]
                                On Behalf Of
                                j s
                                Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 9:01 PM
                                To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                                Subject: Re: New to the group



                                Me, I'm going with redbone/high yella ;)

                                tlbaker1 <tlbaker1@gmail. com> wrote:



                                I don't think I want to call myself
                                "colored" in this day and age, LOLOLOL.
                                I might get a few odd looks and people
                                might ask me if I know what year we
                                are living in, but that's just me.

                                My political racial 'identification' is
                                "black" (and I didn't know I could do that
                                until joining this group, thank you all!!),
                                the technical, scientific,genetic definition
                                of my ancestry is Mixed-Race - MGM to be exact.

                                Everyone is entitled to 'identify' themselves
                                as they wish, thank goodness for 2006!!!!
                                We can now fill out our own census forms.
                                When is the next census 2010??

                                Lynne

                                BTW, Dustin, I love your screen name,
                                it is the cutest thing I have ever seen,
                                docilechicken24, how did you come up w/it?

                                Lynne

                                -----Original Message-----

                                From: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                                [mailto:Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com]
                                On Behalf Of docilechicken24
                                Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:18 PM
                                To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
                                Subject: Re: New to the group

                                One 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.

                                Welcome

                                In Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com,
                                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,

                                P




                              • Rodney Sam
                                I love the mango-color description better. Its more juicer and spicier.
                                Message 15 of 27 , Nov 20, 2006
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                                  I love the mango-color description better. Its more juicer and spicier.
                                • Nikki
                                  Hello I am from a multigenerational mixed family. I myself am multiculturally mixed and have 2 biracial children. I am very interested in reading about what
                                  Message 16 of 27 , Mar 12, 2007
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                                    Hello I am from a multigenerational mixed family.
                                    I myself am multiculturally mixed and have 2 biracial children.
                                    I am very interested in reading about what this group has to offer.
                                    I am now divorced and no longer have my ex (his choice)
                                    involved in the upbringing of my children.
                                    My children are Black, Irish , German, American Indian.
                                    For those who are biracial or multicultural like
                                    my children, especially those who may have been
                                    without their biological parent....How are you?
                                    It is obvious one would miss their parent, but what
                                    can I do as a Mother to give them an unbiased life.
                                    I want them to love their blackness without
                                    denying their white lineage and vice-versa.

                                    Thanks!
                                    Nikki
                                  • mulatta_loca
                                    Welcome! I am multiracial: white/black/latina. I grew up with both my parents, but due to problems they had with their own identities, they were unable to
                                    Message 17 of 27 , Mar 12, 2007
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                                      Welcome! I am multiracial: white/black/latina.
                                      I grew up with both my parents, but due to problems
                                      they had with their own identities, they were
                                      unable to help me feel positive about myself.
                                      Luckily I had good friends and common sense, so
                                      I did not become ashamed of my racial background.
                                      So, my point is that I don't think a person
                                      needs two parents to learn to love themselves.
                                      One proud parent is better than two self-hating ones.



                                      "Nikki" <msspencer1972@...> wrote:



                                      Hello I am from a multigenerational mixed family.
                                      I myself am multiculturally mixed and have 2 biracial children.
                                      I am very interested in reading about what this group has to offer.
                                      I am now divorced and no longer have my ex (his choice)
                                      involved in the upbringing of my children.
                                      My children are Black, Irish , German, American Indian.
                                      For those who are biracial or multicultural like
                                      my children, especially those who may have been
                                      without their biological parent....How are you?
                                      It is obvious one would miss their parent, but what
                                      can I do as a Mother to give them an unbiased life.
                                      I want them to love their blackness without
                                      denying their white lineage and vice-versa.

                                      Thanks!
                                      Nikki
                                    • Yvette
                                      Nice to meet you, Nikki. As an adult who was raised with a family of Black, Puerto Rican, Mexican & Irish relatives, the best thing you can do is help your
                                      Message 18 of 27 , Mar 13, 2007
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                                        Nice to meet you, Nikki. As an adult who was raised with a family of
                                        Black, Puerto Rican, Mexican & Irish relatives, the best thing you
                                        can do is help your kids embrace every part of their backgrounds.
                                        I feel special knowing that my roots have a "rich" history
                                        of people loving others who were different in various ways.
                                        I think it helps teach kids tolerance for others
                                        who are different, as well as helping them learn
                                        about other cultures, countries, faiths, etc.

                                        Nikki <msspencer1972@...> wrote:

                                        Hello I am from a multigenerational mixed family.
                                        I myself am multiculturally mixed and have 2 biracial children.
                                        I am very interested in reading about what this group has to offer.
                                        I am now divorced and no longer have my ex (his choice)
                                        involved in the upbringing of my children.
                                        My children are Black, Irish , German, American Indian.
                                        For those who are biracial or multicultural like
                                        my children, especially those who may have been
                                        without their biological parent....How are you?
                                        It is obvious one would miss their parent, but what
                                        can I do as a Mother to give them an unbiased life.
                                        I want them to love their blackness without
                                        denying their white lineage and vice-versa.

                                        Thanks!
                                        Nikki


                                      • lonniesdrm
                                        Osiyo (Greetings)! I am also new to this group. I am of mixed heritage, my maternal grandparents are from the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. My father is
                                        Message 19 of 27 , Mar 15, 2007
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                                          Osiyo (Greetings)!

                                          I am also new to this group.
                                          I am of mixed heritage, my maternal grandparents are from
                                          the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. My father is
                                          African-American and that is about all I know about him.
                                          My maternal grandfather explained to me about our family's
                                          oral history. They escaped the Trail of Tears (forced removal to
                                          Oklahoma) and settled in SW Virginia. When the state of Virginia
                                          put Plecker in as Registrar for Vital Statistics, they moved to NY.

                                          I grew up in a multi-cultural city (Brooklyn) where there are many
                                          people of mixed heritage. I got called "high yellow" and "red"
                                          because I look like my Cherokee family. I am olive/brown complected
                                          with dark brown hair and eyes. I remember going shopping with my
                                          mother (who was quite a shrewd trader) and listening to people speak
                                          to us in Spanish because of how we looked. They never suspected that
                                          we were Indians living in the city. We got quite a kick out of it!

                                          Traditional Lady


                                          "mulatta_loca" <rosanna_armendariz@...> wrote:

                                          Welcome! I am multiracial: white/black/latina.
                                          I grew up with both my parents, but due to problems
                                          they had with their own identities, they were
                                          unable to help me feel positive about myself.
                                          Luckily I had good friends and common sense, so
                                          I did not become ashamed of my racial background.
                                          So, my point is that I don't think a person
                                          needs two parents to learn to love themselves.
                                          One proud parent is better than two self-hating ones.



                                          "Nikki" <msspencer1972@> wrote:



                                          Hello I am from a multigenerational mixed family.
                                          I myself am multiculturally mixed and have 2 biracial children.
                                          I am very interested in reading about what this group has to offer.
                                          I am now divorced and no longer have my ex (his choice)
                                          involved in the upbringing of my children.
                                          My children are Black, Irish , German, American Indian.
                                          For those who are biracial or multicultural like
                                          my children, especially those who may have been
                                          without their biological parent....How are you?
                                          It is obvious one would miss their parent, but what
                                          can I do as a Mother to give them an unbiased life.
                                          I want them to love their blackness without
                                          denying their white lineage and vice-versa.

                                          Thanks!
                                          Nikki
                                        • Heather
                                          ~~~Welcome!~~~ My name is Heather and I have a 14-yr. old son. I am in the process of searching and learning about my eastern indian roots, as well. My son is
                                          Message 20 of 27 , Mar 17, 2007
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                                            ~~~Welcome!~~~ My name is Heather and I have a 14-yr. old son.
                                            I am in the process of searching and learning about my eastern
                                            indian roots, as well. My son is part "black," part 'white' and
                                            part "indian" (native american). We, too, have a sorted background
                                            that includes many great stories and customs (at least on my son's
                                            side of things). I have yet to "pin down" anything definite about my
                                            maternal side of the (indian) family. It's frustrating, but I'm not
                                            a quitter=) Never have been-lol! This is just one more hurdle that
                                            I know I will overcome. You will really like the group! There's
                                            a wealth of information, ideas, advice and really super people=)
                                            If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Take care! Heather



                                            "lonniesdrm" <lonniesdrm@...> wrote:


                                            Osiyo (Greetings)!

                                            I am also new to this group.
                                            I am of mixed heritage, my maternal grandparents are from
                                            the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. My father is
                                            African-American and that is about all I know about him.
                                            My maternal grandfather explained to me about our family's
                                            oral history. They escaped the Trail of Tears (forced removal to
                                            Oklahoma) and settled in SW Virginia. When the state of Virginia
                                            put Plecker in as Registrar for Vital Statistics, they moved to NY.

                                            I grew up in a multi-cultural city (Brooklyn) where there are
                                            many people of mixed heritage. I got called "high yellow"
                                            and "red" because I look like my Cherokee family. I am
                                            olive/brown complected with dark brown hair and eyes.
                                            I remember going shopping with my mother (who was quite
                                            a shrewd trader) and listening to people speak to us in
                                            Spanish because of how we looked. They never suspected that
                                            we were Indians living in the city. We got quite a kick out of it!

                                            Traditional Lady



                                            "mulatta_loca" <rosanna_armendariz@> wrote:



                                            Welcome! I am multiracial: white/black/latina.
                                            I grew up with both my parents, but due to problems
                                            they had with their own identities, they were
                                            unable to help me feel positive about myself.
                                            Luckily I had good friends and common sense, so
                                            I did not become ashamed of my racial background.
                                            So, my point is that I don't think a person
                                            needs two parents to learn to love themselves.
                                            One proud parent is better than two self-hating ones.


                                            "Nikki" <msspencer1972@> wrote:



                                            Hello I am from a multigenerational mixed family.
                                            I myself am multiculturally mixed and have 2 biracial children.
                                            I am very interested in reading about what this group has to offer.
                                            I am now divorced and no longer have my ex (his choice)
                                            involved in the upbringing of my children.
                                            My children are Black, Irish , German, American Indian.
                                            For those who are biracial or multicultural like
                                            my children, especially those who may have been
                                            without their biological parent....How are you?
                                            It is obvious one would miss their parent, but what
                                            can I do as a Mother to give them an unbiased life.
                                            I want them to love their blackness without
                                            denying their white lineage and vice-versa.

                                            Thanks!
                                            Nikki
                                          • danicolegirl
                                            I am new and thank you for the chance to voice my opinions in this group. I am half Creole and black, but I also pretty sure that I have White and Native
                                            Message 21 of 27 , Apr 17, 2007
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                                              I am new and thank you for the chance
                                              to voice my opinions in this group.
                                              I am half Creole and black, but I also pretty sure
                                              that I have White and Native American in my ancestory
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