- Hello Heather, I just want to say that you are free to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences here. You will get some feedback or ideas or thoughts ...Message 1 of 32 , Dec 2, 2006View SourceHello Heather,
I just want to say that you are free to share
your thoughts, feelings and experiences here.
You will get some feedback or ideas
or thoughts ... from all perspectives,
that�s part of what makes us "Generation Mixed", grin.
But please don't be afraid of being "wrong".
Just join in!
LOL* Truth be told, half the time I wonder if
Dr. Phil even knows what he is talking about!
I was getting a bit confused by your e-mail.
Is it okay if I ask questions ...
Okay you were adopted, is your adoptive family White or what?
And did your adoptive family tell you
anything about your biological family?
What led you to search for your biological family?
And where did you go ... did your search lead you to places
that people who are not White would go (for example --
some parts of town are racially segregated, or some
businesses are known to cater to certain races, etc.)?
Loretta Lynn and her sister Crystal Gale are
of Cherokee ancestry too .. if that helps.
Its common for American people
(in general) to be Mixed, than not.
Even "White" people--are usually mixed with more
than one nationality from Europe, Asia or ????
I think the BIG problem is that historically,
in society, racism has prevailed so strongly that
people have defined reality by the color-line--
and defined their whole �identity� by skin color.
Racially mixed people truly are leading a revolution to
shake up the old ideologies and to get people thinking
again about themselves -- their family history -- and
what it means to be who they are in a more holistic way.
The BIG difference is that
society creates division
to define "Racially Mixed".
The definition of "Mixed" is so heavily based on an ignorant
guess by outward appearance of hair texture or skin color
or some perceived difference that equates to "Mixed",
because most of society doesn't want to look inward, and
admit that 90% or greater of the American population is Mixed.
They don't want to give up the power and status
created with the structure of the old, racist ideology.
So when you have "Mixed" people joining together,
speaking up, questioning the way things are--and in our
own unique way making a change--it has a greater effect.
I think confusion shows that we are having an impact,
because confusion indicates the old ideology is no
longer being accepted and people are questioning.
So let�s keep the momentum going!Blessings~ Lynn
- Thank You, Lynn! Yeah, you know when something s amiss and especially when you re different. That s how I feel. Another thing I ve always wondered about...Message 32 of 32 , Dec 5, 2006View SourceThank You, Lynn! Yeah, you know when something's amiss and
especially when you're "different." That's how I feel.
Another thing I've always wondered about... my brother
(adopted after me, but not my biological sibling)- he's always
been "darker" than the rest of us. Olive skin mixed with a
little "tan" (all-year-round tan, though). I know, I've ALWAYS
thought he was not from both White parents. It makes me wonder...?!
I mean- certainly, that doesn't necessarily "mean" anything,
but it's just a thought I've had over the years.
I understand what you're saying about checking out certain
neighborhoods, hang-outs, etc. That is good advice.
The only thing is... where I was born, it's a small city
(where "everyone knows everyone else") and I don't know
how much info. I'd get and how reliable it would be.
I'm gonna' try, though. I'll let everyone know what I find out.
Hopefully something. I do know that, this was once an area of a
high population of American indians... specifically Cherokee
and Lakota (I think- can't really remember the 2nd tribe).
I do know that much. Other than that, I have to do some digging.
Thanks, again, for the advice and have a great day =) Heather