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  • c09981
    I never heard about this. What is their supposed rationale? In Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com, wrote: Anti-Mestizo politics in Brazil The
    Message 1 of 29 , Jun 5, 2007
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      I never heard about this. What is their supposed rationale?



      In Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com,
      <nacaomestica@...> wrote:



      Anti-Mestizo politics in Brazil


      The Brazilian culture and people traditionally
      recognize Mixed identities, as of the 'Mulatto', the
      'Cafuzo' (Native+Black) and the 'Caboclo' (Native+White).

      However, the current leftist Brazilian government
      (of the 'Party of the Workers' - 'Partido dos
      Trabalhadores', PT) is undertaking a anti-Mestizo politics.

      This politics is specily lead by racial movements
      linked to the party of the president Lula who is
      introducing the 'One Drop Rule' in the country.

      The 'Movimento Pardo-Mestiço Brasileiro'
      ('Brazilian Mestizo Movement'), or
      'Nação Mestiça' ('Mestizo Nation'),
      was organized to defend the right of the
      'Mestizos' to be identified as 'Mestizos'
      (in Portuguese the word for
      'Multiracial/Ethnic' is 'Mestiço').

      The 'Mestizos' has been excluded of
      the governmental politics and Mestizo
      movement has been suffered persecutions.

      We thank the Multi-Ethnic organizations help
      us denounce this anti-'Mestizo' politics.



      nacaomestica@...
      <nacaomestica@...> wrote:


      From http://nacaomestica.org/noticia_070601_lovingdecision.htm

      EUA
      Mestiços dos EUA comemoram legalização do
      casamento inter-racial no país1 de junho de 2007
      A
      AMEA - Association of MultiEthnic Americans e outras organizações
      mestiças dos EUA estão preparando a Loving Decision Conference.
      A conferência internacional faz parte das comemorações do 40.º
      aniversário da Loving versus Virgínia (1967), a decisão da Suprema
      Corte dos EUA que legalizou o casamento inter-racial nos EUA.
      Informa a AMEA - Association of MultiEthnic Americans que o evento
      visar ser a primeira vez na história dos EUA que estarão reunidos
      casais "inter-raciais", indivíduos "multi-raciais/étnicos" e
      adotados "trans-raciais", além de políticos, educadores/estudantes,
      celebridades, e organizações ativistas representativas de
      todas as comunidades para tratar sobre a mestiçagem nos EUA.
      O Movimento Pardo-Mestiço Brasileiro foi convidado.
      A Loving Decision Conference 2007: The Next 40 Years of Multiracial
      Communities ocorrerá em Chicago, Illinois, de 21 a 24 de junho.
      Eventos comemorativos também ocorrerão em Nova Iorque, Portland,
      Berkeley, Los Angeles, Seattle e outras cidades.


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    • nacaomestica@nacaomestica.org
      There are various ‘Black’ [-only] Movements in Brazil --- of diverse lines of thought. The Afro-descendant Movements in Brazil traditionally liked the
      Message 2 of 29 , Jun 5, 2007
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        There are various ‘Black’ [-only] Movements
        in Brazil --- of diverse lines of thought.

        The Afro-descendant Movements in Brazil
        traditionally liked the Miscegenation,
        since the time of the slavery (abolished
        in Brazil in 1888 by the Princess Isabel).

        In the Black population there
        is supporting for it – and in
        traditional Black [-only] Movements.

        The Brazilian culture distinguishes
        a 'Mulatto' [person] from a 'Black'
        [person] and [also] a 'White' [person].

        In Brazil, 'White' is someone
        who "looks" like to be a 'White'.

        Colin Powell in Brazil would not
        be considered a 'Black' [person]
        by the absolute majority of the
        Brazilians, but a 'Mulatto' [person].

        A ‘Caboclo’ (Native + White) ...
        is not seen as an ‘Indian’ –
        a ‘Caboclo’, although he know to
        descend of Aboriginals, he does
        not have 'bonds or memory of' the
        Native ethnic groups he descends.

        Organized groups, various linked
        to political parties, however, had
        perceived that they could give a
        character of ethnic and racial
        conflict to the Brazilian chronic
        social conflicts generated by poverty,
        land and income concentration;
        a claim of a population without-land
        transformed into claim of a “ethnic group”
        without-land could gain great force.

        To divide the Brazilian territory between
        "racial" groups started to be seen
        as a way for the agrarian reform.

        Some ones understood that would be necessary
        to join ‘Mestizos', 'Mulattos’, ‘Cafuzos’ and
        other ‘Mestizos’ (Afro-descendants) in the
        ‘Black’ category to "unify" the Movement -
        educating these -- to link themselves 'only'
        to its African origins and to reject its
        bond with the ‘White’; the cross-racial
        ‘identity’, something strong in the
        Brazilian culture, became an obstacle
        for these groups – a motivation for
        some of these groups have an aggressive
        position against the 'Mestizo' Movement.

        In Brazil, the Census Classifies the
        Racial / Color groups in five Categories:
        White (Branco), Black (Preto), Brown
        (Pardo), Yellow (Amarelo) and Indian (Indio)
        .

        The ‘Pardos’ are 'Mestizos' of Intermediate
        color between the 'White' and the 'Black' color.

        ‘Black’ [-only] Movements linked to the government
        had decided that Negro = ‘Black’ + ‘Brown’
        (in Brazil, the ‘Black’ [-only] Movements
        call theirselves “Movimentos Negros”),
        although many of these ‘Browns’ are a
        Cross-Race of ‘Indians’ and not of ‘Blacks’.

        This, however, is only one aspect.

        Only for help (we don’t endorse
        necessarily all the article), the
        selections of the following text (from
        http://www.brazzil.com/content/view/9656/78/ )
        can help to explain other aspects:



         
        Brazil Wants to Ban Mulattos

        ... and Give Blacks an ID.

        They Call This Progress
         
        Janer Cristaldo
         

        A stupidity cloud seems to hover over the
        Brazilian National Congress these days.

        Not that it would be easy to find any
        intelligent cloud over the Congress.

        But now there's a high concentration of stupidity and
        the whole country is threatened with a stupidity rain.

        Two projects, that intend to send Brazil two
        centuries back are being discussed in Brasília.

        One of them, by senator Paulo Paim, already
        approved in the Senate, wants to send Brazil
        ’back to the racist America of the America when
        Jim Crow laws were in force ‘or perhaps to the ‘Hitlerist
        Germany’ or even to the ‘South Africa of Apartheid’.

        To be honest, I have nothing
        new to say about the matter.

        Since talks about quotas started I have
        been denouncing this tactic adopted by
        the Black [-only] Movements as something
        that will only serve to stimulate racism.

        The stupidity keeps moving on
        with ever increasing audacity.

        While before all we talked about were
        quotas, senator Paim's project now
        intends to identify Brazilians by
        race, as it was … in Nazi Germany.

        Is the stupidity being repeated?

        This chronicler feels compelled to repeat himself.

        I have already commented on the Statute
        of Racial Equality, when I denounced
        recently ‘the extinction of the Mulatto’.

        With a stroke of a pen, the senator intends to
        extirpate from the country's history the most
        evident proof of the good racial conviviality.

        The expedient is elementary.

        As [full] ‘Black’ [people] comprise a mere 5.4 %
        of the to call ‘Black’ the whole ‘Mulatto’ contingent,
        which represents 39.9% of the population.

        Give a little time and Brazil will be
        defined as being for the most part-Black.

        By the way, this is how the country is already
        seen by many Americans and Europeans.

        The intention is to adopt the American model,
        ---- which does not ‘admit Miscegenation’.

        It's either Black or White.

        Some intellectuals, able to escape the herd
        spirit that characterizes the species, presented
        to the Congress a document with 114 signatures,
        with arguments opposing the Statute and
        the reserves required by racial quotas.

        Right away the document was satanized as the
        "White Elite's Manifesto," as if the mean White
        men were interested in maintaining the Black
        population far away from their territory.

        The government, which since then
        had been insisting on maintaining the
        academic quotas, felt compelled to back out.

        Now they are talking about social quotas.

        (...)

        The senator's project still anticipates the creation of
        a special ID that will identify 'Black' people racially.

        According to the statute, 'Black' [people] will
        be required to carry their 'Black' ID card.

        It's funny to observe that in past decades
        the Black [-only] Movements had arrived at
        the conclusion that "race" 'doesn't exist’.

        Now it does exist and must appear in a document.

        Since Whitening is quite generalized in Brazil,
        perhaps a better solution would be to create
        a tattoo or another very visible accessory,
        like Hitler created in Germany …

        If such monstrosity is approved this country
        where miscegenation has always been the rule
        will start to officially discriminate by race.

        We are walking with large steps
        towards a Black [-only] Nazism.

        (...)
         
        (...).
         
         

        Janer Cristaldo - holds a Ph.D. from University of
        Paris, Sorbonne - is an author, translator, lawyer,
        phillosopher and journalist and lives in São Paulo.
        Translated from the Portuguese by Arlindo Silva.



        c09981 <c09981@...> escreveu:


        I never heard about this. What is their supposed rationale?


        In Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com,
        <nacaomestica@ ...> wrote:

        Anti-Mestizo politics in Brazil

        The Brazilian culture and people traditionally
        recognize Mixed identities, as of the 'Mulatto', the
        'Cafuzo' (Native+Black) and the 'Caboclo' (Native+White) .

        However, the current leftist Brazilian government
        (of the 'Party of the Workers' - 'Partido dos
        Trabalhadores' , PT) is undertaking a anti-Mestizo politics.

        This politics is specily lead by racial Movements
        linked to the party of the president Lula who is
        introducing the 'One Drop Rule' in the country.

        The 'Movimento Pardo-Mestiço Brasileiro'
        ('Brazilian Mestizo Movement'), or
        'Nação Mestiça' ('Mestizo Nation'),
        was organized to defend the right of the
        'Mestizos' to be identified as 'Mestizos'
        (in Portuguese the word for
        'Multiracial/ Ethnic' is 'Mestiço').

        The 'Mestizos' has been excluded of
        the governmental politics and Mestizo
        movement has been suffered persecutions.

        We thank the Multi-Ethnic organizations help
        us denounce this anti-'Mestizo' politics.


        nacaomestica@ nacaomestica. org
        <nacaomestica@ nacaomestica. org> wrote:

        From http://nacaomestica .org/noticia_ 070601_lovingdec ision.htm

        EUA
        Mestiços dos EUA comemoram legalização do
        casamento inter-racial no país1 de junho de 2007
        A
        AMEA - Association of MultiEthnic Americans e outras organizações
        mestiças dos EUA estão preparando a Loving Decision Conference.
        A conferência internacional faz parte das comemorações do 40.º
        aniversário da Loving versus Virgínia (1967), a decisão da Suprema
        Corte dos EUA que legalizou o casamento inter-racial nos EUA.
        Informa a AMEA - Association of MultiEthnic Americans que o evento
        visar ser a primeira vez na história dos EUA que estarão reunidos
        casais "inter-raciais" , indivíduos "multi-raciais/é tnicos" e
        adotados "trans-raciais" , além de políticos, educadores/estudant es,
        celebridades, e organizações ativistas representativas de
        todas as comunidades para tratar sobre a mestiçagem nos EUA.
        O Movimento Pardo-Mestiço Brasileiro foi convidado.
        A Loving Decision Conference 2007: The Next 40 Years of Multiracial
        Communities ocorrerá em Chicago, Illinois, de 21 a 24 de junho.
        Eventos comemorativos também ocorrerão em Nova Iorque, Portland,
        Berkeley, Los Angeles, Seattle e outras cidades.

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        DENUNCIE LA POLÍTICA DEL GOBIERNO BRASILEÑO CONTRA MESTIZOS
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      • Rommel Santos
        nacaomestica: If you laid out the facts right, I must say that the racist policy is definitely unjust and contrary to human dignity. You are probably right
        Message 3 of 29 , Jun 7, 2007
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          nacaomestica:

          If you laid out the facts right, I must
          say that the racist policy is definitely
          unjust and contrary to human dignity.

          You are probably right questioning the
          current leftist government of Brazil.

          How sad that a country that presents
          itself as a model of racial tolerance takes
          on a path contrary to its good reputation.

          PS:

          I take it you're Brazilian.
          Well, I've been to a Brazilian restaurant
          (which served churasco (did I spell it right?).
          Boy, was it deeeeeeeee-licious! Exotic too.

          Yours,
          Rommel Santos



          nacaomestica@... wrote:

          The Brazilian culture and people traditionally
          recognize Mixed identities, as of the 'Mulatto', the
          'Cafuzo' (Native+Black) and the 'Caboclo' (Native+White) .

          However, the current leftist Brazilian government
          (of the 'Party of the Workers' - 'Partido dos
          Trabalhadores' , PT) is undertaking a anti-Mestizo politics.

          This politics is specily lead by racial movements
          linked to the party of the president Lula who is
          introducing the 'One Drop Rule' in the country.

          The 'Movimento Pardo-Mestiço Brasileiro'
          ('Brazilian Mestizo Movement'), or
          'Nação Mestiça' ('Mestizo Nation'),
          was organized to defend the right of the
          'Mestizos' to be identified as 'Mestizos'
          (in Portuguese the word for
          'Multiracial/ Ethnic' is 'Mestiço').

          The 'Mestizos' has been excluded of
          the governmental politics and Mestizo
          movement has been suffered persecutions.

          We thank the Multi-Ethnic organizations help
          us denounce this anti-'Mestizo' politics.
           





           
          EUA
          Mestiços dos EUA comemoram legalização do
          casamento inter-racial no país
          1 de junho de 2007
          A
          AMEA - Association of MultiEthnic Americans
          e outras organizações
          mestiças dos EUA estão preparando a Loving Decision Conference.
          A conferência internacional faz parte das comemorações do 40.º
          aniversário da Loving versus Virgínia (1967), a decisão da Suprema
          Corte dos EUA que legalizou o casamento inter-racial nos EUA.
          Informa a AMEA - Association of MultiEthnic Americans que o evento
          visar ser a primeira vez na história dos EUA que estarão reunidos
          casais "inter-raciais" , indivíduos "multi-raciais/é tnicos" e
          adotados "trans-raciais" , além de políticos, educadores/estudant es,
          celebridades, e organizações ativistas representativas de todas as
          comunidades para tratar sobre a mestiçagem nos EUA.
          O Movimento Pardo-Mestiço Brasileiro foi convidado.
          Loving Decision Conference 2007: The Next 40 Years of Multiracial
          Communities
          ocorrerá em Chicago, Illinois, de 21 a 24 de junho.
          Eventos comemorativos também ocorrerão em Nova Iorque, Portland,
          Berkeley, Los Angeles, Seattle e outras cidades. 

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          responsabilidade de seus autores, não necessariamente expressando
          no todo ou em parte opiniões ou posicionamentos do Nação Mestiça.

          Textos assinados são de inteira responsabilidade de seus autores.
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          Todos os direitos reservados


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        • docilechicken24
          This is what confuses me. The policy is unjust to Mixed race persons ability to identify otherwise from Afro-Brazillians, yet it sounds like the reasons for
          Message 4 of 29 , Jun 14, 2007
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            This is what confuses me.

            The policy is unjust to Mixed race persons ability to 'identify'
            otherwise from Afro-Brazillians, yet it sounds like the reasons
            for doing it are to give them better access to opportunity within
            Brazillian society that they don't really have right now.

            I know in some people in my school went to Rio de Janeiro
            (I am pretty sure that was the city at least)
            and studied affirmative action that is being
            experimented with in colleges cause the colleges
            don't have dark-skinned Mulatto or Blacks in them.

            If the Mulattoes and Blacks aren't united under one banner,
            how could they implement a program like that, that is
            giving them greater access to resources and opportunities.

            I don't think it is a clear cut issues either way.




            In Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com,
            Rommel Santos <rrcs_law@...> wrote:



            nacaomestica:

            If you laid out the facts right, I must
            say that the racist policy is definitely
            unjust and contrary to human dignity.

            You are probably right questioning the
            current leftist government of Brazil.

            How sad that a country that presents
            itself as a model of racial tolerance takes
            on a path contrary to its good reputation.

            PS:

            I take it you're Brazilian.
            Well, I've been to a Brazilian restaurant
            (which served churasco (did I spell it right?).
            Boy, was it deeeeeeeee-licious! Exotic too.

            Yours,
            Rommel Santos



            nacaomestica@... wrote:



            The Brazilian culture and people traditionally
            recognize Mixed identities, as of the 'Mulatto', the
            'Cafuzo' (Native+Black) and the 'Caboclo' (Native+White).

            However, the current leftist Brazilian government
            (of the 'Party of the Workers' - 'Partido dos
            Trabalhadores', PT) is undertaking a anti-Mestizo politics.

            This politics is specily lead by racial movements
            linked to the party of the president Lula who is
            introducing the 'One Drop Rule' in the country.

            The 'Movimento Pardo-Mestiço Brasileiro'
            ('Brazilian Mestizo Movement'), or
            'Nação Mestiça' ('Mestizo Nation'),
            was organized to defend the right of the
            'Mestizos' to be identified as 'Mestizos'
            (in Portuguese the word for
            'Multiracial/Ethnic' is 'Mestiço').

            The 'Mestizos' has been excluded of
            the governmental politics and Mestizo
            movement has been suffered persecutions.

            We thank the Multi-Ethnic organizations help
            us denounce this anti-'Mestizo' politics.


            nacaomestica <nacaomestica@...> wrote:



            From http://nacaomestica.org/noticia_070601_lovingdecision.htm

            EUA
            Mestiços dos EUA comemoram legalização do
            casamento inter-racial no país1 de junho de 2007
            A AMEA - Association of MultiEthnic Americans e outras organizações
            mestiças dos EUA estão preparando a Loving Decision Conference.
            A conferência internacional faz parte das comemorações do 40.º
            aniversário da Loving versus Virgínia (1967), a decisão da Suprema
            Corte dos EUA que legalizou o casamento inter-racial nos EUA.
            Informa a AMEA - Association of MultiEthnic Americans que o evento
            visar ser a primeira vez na história dos EUA que estarão reunidos
            casais "inter-raciais", indivíduos "multi-raciais/étnicos" e
            adotados "trans-raciais", além de políticos, educadores/estudantes,
            celebridades, e organizações ativistas representativas de todas as
            comunidades para tratar sobre a mestiçagem nos EUA.
            O Movimento Pardo-Mestiço Brasileiro foi convidado.
            A Loving Decision Conference 2007: The Next 40 Years of Multiracial
            Communities ocorrerá em Chicago, Illinois, de 21 a 24 de junho.
            Eventos comemorativos também ocorrerão em Nova Iorque, Portland,
            Berkeley, Los Angeles, Seattle e outras cidades.

            Página Inicial Nosso Fórum / Nuestro
            Foro / Our Forum Hemeroteca.

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            Textos assinados são de inteira responsabilidade de seus autores.
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            DENUNCIE LA POLÍTICA DEL GOBIERNO BRASILEÑO CONTRA MESTIZOS
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          • eekmod
            When people call me for phone surveys, they always ask for my race and I always say, Mixed, which confounds them. There s no box to check! For some reason,
            Message 5 of 29 , Jun 15, 2007
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              When people call me for phone surveys, they always ask for my race and
              I always say, "Mixed," which confounds them. There's no box to check!
              For some reason, these surveyors don't even have an "other" box.
              I always pick according to my mood of the
              day: Asian or White. But it's annoying.

              People used to ask me if I was "Mixed."
              These days I must look less "Mixed," because now people
              think I am White and tired looking due to the Asian-ness
              of my eyes and the way my eyelids have always been.

              I am thinking of getting a T-shirt made that
              says, "I'm not tired, I am half-Asian."
            • Heather Stimmel
              I love the T-shirt idea- lololol=) People can be so ignorant! I know what you mean. I LOOK just white, so therefore people consider me just white. Now that I
              Message 6 of 29 , Jun 16, 2007
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                I love the T-shirt idea- lololol=)
                People can be so ignorant! I know what you mean.
                I LOOK just white, so therefore people consider me just white.
                Now that I know the full truth of my heritage, I make
                it a point to correct anyone who thinks otherwise.
                It can be tiring "educating" people...
                especially people who could really care less!
                It's something that needs to be done, though.
                Have a great day! Heather
              • kier22_2
                Do it! get your teeshirt made. It does it tiring (lol) after a while having to explain yourself. In Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com, eekmod
                Message 7 of 29 , Jun 18, 2007
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                  Do it! get your teeshirt made.
                  It does it tiring (lol) after a
                  while having to explain yourself.




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



                  When people call me for phone surveys,
                  they always ask for my race and I always
                  say, "Mixed," which confounds them.
                  There's no box to check!
                  For some reason, these surveyors
                  don't even have an "other" box.
                  I always pick according to my mood of the
                  day: Asian or White. But it's annoying.

                  People used to ask me if I was "Mixed."
                  These days I must look less "Mixed," because now people
                  think I am White and tired looking due to the Asian-ness
                  of my eyes and the way my eyelids have always been.

                  I am thinking of getting a T-shirt made that
                  says, "I'm not tired, I am half-Asian."
                • multiracialbookclub
                  On Self-Definition When finding myself speaking with Mixed-Race people who (in reaction to intimidation by pressure from the `One-Droppist – of all
                  Message 8 of 29 , Nov 19, 2011
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                    On 'Self-Definition'


                    When finding myself speaking with Mixed-Race people  
                    who (in reaction to intimidation by pressure from the 
                    `One-Droppist' – of all "racial" combinations – that 
                    they have encountered – rather than out of some 
                    personal choice) feel pressured to go through life 
                    "passing as a `mono'-racial",  I try to share with them of 
                    some of the following conclusions I have made about life.

                    These conclusions are as follows:

                    ***To have the 'courage to acknowledge' one's 
                    Ethnicity or Family Lineage as being Mixed-Race 
                    IS NOT the same as "separating oneself from" or
                    "denying any part" of one's "Mono"-Racial lineages.

                    ***To have the 'fortitude to proclaim' that one's 
                    Mixed-Race heritage IS NOT about focusing on anything
                    as petty or divisive as `visible' skin coloring, hair texture,
                    facial features, etc. – NOR IS IT about any measurements
                    of `quantum' or `percentage' of "racial" mixtures.

                    ***To have the `strength to hold onto' one's Mixed-Race 
                    heritage IS actually about acknowledging the struggle that 
                    your ancestors went through (against their volition)
                    and their survival -- against all odds -- made in
                    order to pave the way for you to exist.

                    ***A Mixed-Race person can be so via their Culture 
                    (such as 
                    Creoles and Latinos);via their Lineage 
                    (such as people who are of a Multi-Generational 
                    Multiracially-Mixed -– 
                    MGM-Mixed – lineage) ; 
                    via their Parentage (such as people who are of 
                    First-Generational Multiracially-Mixed -– FGM-Mixed – 
                    parentage) – and via their Ethnicity (such as Arabs and 
                    many of the members of the group that today is generally 
                    referred to as
                    'African-American ') ------- and that all 
                    of these Mixed-Race types can easily describe the 
                    `unique social, cultural, racial blending' of individuals 
                    and events `whose presence tells of the struggle 
                    and championing of proud and strong people'.


                    ***Every single Mixed-Race person  -- whether they 
                    are Mixed-Race via their Culture; Lineage; Parentage 
                    or Ethnicity --- has just as much a right to acknowledge 
                    the Multi-RACIAL lineages within their heritage
                    – as 
                    does any Mixed-Race person – no matter their appearance; 
                    features; experiences; upbringing or choice of `identity'.

                    *** Every single Mixed-Race person on earth has 
                    the God-given right to choose their own individual 
                    `identity' 
                    with which they feel most comfortable -- 
                    as, ones' personal acknowledgement, acceptance and 
                    embracing of a matter is often a thousand times more 
                    empowering than if the whole world also decided 
                    to affirm what one already knows to be true.

                    Just a thought. ;;)

                    Have a great day. :)

                    Related Links:

                    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1402 
                    http//groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1400 

                                                                                                -- AllPeople G.i.f.t.s (c) 
                  • Connie Ware-Berg
                    I would like to share this e-mail with another group I am in if I may. But I would like to ask your permission first. Thank you, Connie
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                      I would like to share this e-mail with another group I am in if I may. But I would like to ask your permission first. Thank you, Connie



                      From:
                      multiracialbookclub <soaptalk@...>
                      To: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
                      Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 2:04 AM
                      Subject: [Generation-Mixed] A note on 'Self-Definition'

                       
                      On 'Self-Definition'


                      When finding myself speaking with Mixed-Race people  
                      who (in reaction to intimidation by pressure from the 
                      `One-Droppist' – of all "racial" combinations – that 
                      they have encountered – rather than out of some 
                      personal choice) feel pressured to go through life 
                      "passing as a `mono'-racial",  I try to share with them of 
                      some of the following conclusions I have made about life.

                      These conclusions are as follows:

                      ***To have the 'courage to acknowledge' one's 
                      Ethnicity or Family Lineage as being Mixed-Race 
                      IS NOT the same as "separating oneself from" or
                      "denying any part" of one's "Mono"-Racial lineages.

                      ***To have the 'fortitude to proclaim' that one's 
                      Mixed-Race heritage IS NOT about focusing on anything
                      as petty or divisive as `visible' skin coloring, hair texture,
                      facial features, etc. – NOR IS IT about any measurements
                      of `quantum' or `percentage' of "racial" mixtures.

                      ***To have the `strength to hold onto' one's Mixed-Race 
                      heritage IS actually about acknowledging the struggle that 
                      your ancestors went through (against their volition)
                      and their survival -- against all odds -- made in
                      order to pave the way for you to exist.

                      ***A Mixed-Race person can be so via their Culture 
                      (such as 
                      Creoles and Latinos);via their Lineage 
                      (such as people who are of a Multi-Generational 
                      Multiracially-Mixed -– 
                      MGM-Mixed – lineage) ; 
                      via their Parentage (such as people who are of 
                      First-Generational Multiracially-Mixed -– FGM-Mixed – 
                      parentage) – and via their Ethnicity (such as Arabs and 
                      many of the members of the group that today is generally 
                      referred to as
                      'African-American ') ------- and that all 
                      of these Mixed-Race types can easily describe the 
                      `unique social, cultural, racial blending' of individuals 
                      and events `whose presence tells of the struggle 
                      and championing of proud and strong people'.


                      ***Every single Mixed-Race person  -- whether they 
                      are Mixed-Race via their Culture; Lineage; Parentage 
                      or Ethnicity --- has just as much a right to acknowledge 
                      the Multi-RACIAL lineages within their heritage
                      – as 
                      does any Mixed-Race person – no matter their appearance; 
                      features; experiences; upbringing or choice of `identity'.

                      *** Every single Mixed-Race person on earth has 
                      the God-given right to choose their own individual 
                      `identity' 
                      with which they feel most comfortable -- 
                      as, ones' personal acknowledgement, acceptance and 
                      embracing of a matter is often a thousand times more 
                      empowering than if the whole world also decided 
                      to affirm what one already knows to be true.

                      Just a thought. ;;)

                      Have a great day. :)

                      Related Links:

                      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1402 
                      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/http//groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1400 

                                                                                                  -- AllPeople G.i.f.t.s (c) 


                    • multiracialbookclub
                      Hi Connie, Thank you so much for you memo!! Please feel more than free to share this memo / posting with anyone that you would like (and I do feel honored by
                      Message 10 of 29 , Nov 20, 2011
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                        Hi Connie,

                        Thank you so much for you memo!!

                        Please feel more than free to share this memo / posting with anyone
                        that you would like (and 
                        I do feel honored by your wanting to share it). :)

                        [The one request I would like to add is that you also include a link to
                        the
                        'Generation-Mixed' webpage  (so that people can see that it is a
                        'copyrighted' posting ... as I have, more than once, seen my postings
                        re-posted all over the web with either no or the wrong 'authorship')

                        -- and also the
                        'Contact'  information to my email address (just
                        in case anyone has any questions in regards to the topic of the
                        posting
                        ) -- both of which are noted at the very end of the posting.
                        ]

                        Thanks again Connie -- you are great and we are all so
                        happy that you are a part of the Gen-Mixed Community !!!

                        Have a wonderful day -- and continue
                        to always 'stay true' to who you are!


                        -- APGifts (soaptalk@...)



                        --- In Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com,
                        Connie Ware-Berg <connie.wareberg@...> wrote:



                        I would like to share this e-mail with another group I am in if I may.
                        But I would like to ask your permission first.
                        Thank you, Connie



                        From:
                         multiracialbookclub <soaptalk@...>
                        To: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com 
                        Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 2:04 AM
                        Subject: [Generation-Mixed] A note on 'Self-Definition'

                         
                        On 'Self-Definition'


                        When finding myself speaking with Mixed-Race people  
                        who (in reaction to intimidation by pressure from the 
                        `One-Droppist' of all "racial" combinations that 
                        they have encountered rather than out of some 
                        personal choice) feel pressured to go through life 
                        "passing as a `mono'-racial",  I try to share with them of 
                        some of the following conclusions I have made about life.

                        These conclusions are as follows:

                        ***To have the 'courage to acknowledge' one's 
                        Ethnicity or Family Lineage as being Mixed-Race 
                        IS NOT the same as "separating oneself from" or
                        "denying any part" of one's "Mono"-Racial lineages.

                        ***To have the 'fortitude to proclaim' that one's 
                        Mixed-Race heritage IS NOT about focusing on anything
                        as petty or divisive as `visible' skin coloring, hair texture,
                        facial features, etc. NOR IS IT about any measurements
                        of `quantum' or `percentage' of "racial" mixtures.

                        ***To have the `strength to hold onto' one's Mixed-Race 
                        heritage IS actually about acknowledging the struggle that 
                        your ancestors went through (against their volition)
                        and their survival -- against all odds -- made in
                        order to pave the way for you to exist.

                        ***A Mixed-Race person can be so via their Culture 
                        (such as 
                        Creoles and Latinos);via their Lineage 
                        (such as people who are of a Multi-Generational 
                        Multiracially-Mixed '
                        MGM-Mixed' lineage) ; 
                        via their Parentage (such as people who are of 
                        First-Generational Multiracially-Mixed 'FGM-Mixed' 
                        parentage) and via their Ethnicity (such as Arabs and 
                        many of the members of the group that today is generally 
                        referred to as 
                        'African-American ') ------- and that all 
                        of these Mixed-Race types can easily describe the 
                        `unique social, cultural, racial blending' of individuals 
                        and events `whose presence tells of the struggle 
                        and championing of proud and strong people'.


                        ***Every single Mixed-Race person  -- whether they 
                        are Mixed-Race via their Culture; Lineage; Parentage 
                        or Ethnicity --- has just as much a right to acknowledge 
                        the Multi-RACIAL lineages within their heritage
                        " as 
                        does any Mixed-Race person" no matter their appearance; 
                        features; experiences; upbringing or choice of `identity'.

                        *** Every single Mixed-Race person on earth has 
                        the God-given right to choose their own individual 
                        `identity' 
                        with which they feel most comfortable -- 
                        as, ones' personal acknowledgement, acceptance and 
                        embracing of a matter is often a thousand times more 
                        empowering than if the whole world also decided 
                        to affirm what one already knows to be true.

                        Just a thought. ;;)

                        Have a great day. :)

                        Related Links:
                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1402 
                        http//groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1400 
                         

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                        (Founder-Moderator of the following
                        'Yahoo!' Lineage-Discussion Groups:
                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/generation-mixed 
                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mgm-mixed 
                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fgm-mixed 
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