Re: Which is worst?
- Yeah, it's a similar situation along the US/Mexico border,
where I live. To a large extent, Language = Race.
For instance, people of Mexican descent who don't speak Spanish
are sometimes viewed as being not really Mexican or "pocho,"
which loosely translated means "watered down," or assimilated.
I have noticed though that my husband's family has eased up on
me somewhat in the last year. I think this is b/c I'm now
approaching my mid-thirties and have not expressed any
interest in child-bearing. Hence, they're probably relieved
at the thought that my unacceptable ways will die with me.
Va Murimi <vamurimi@...> wrote:
Here in Canada, particularly Quebec, language IS race.
My wife's family are "pur ligne" (pure line) or
descended from the original settlers who came in 1660.
I can speak enough to carry on a social conversation,
but French is not my first language. As far
as my religion, that's more problematic.
I am an non observant Quaker and a secular
humanist. That upsets my black family ...
My French family has learned to accept
that I'm not Catholic, it is less important
because we aren't going to have any kids.
----- Original Message ----
From: mulatta_loca <rosanna_armendariz@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 8, 2007 11:18:35 AM
Subject: [Generation-Mixed] Re: Which is worst?
My situation is similar. I'm Multiracial: Black/White/ Latina
and my husband is Mexican. We've been together off and on for
around 10 yrs, and my lack of Spanish fluency as well as the
fact that I'm not a practicing Catholic have been big issues.
In Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com,
Va Murimi <vamurimi@ .> wrote:
I recently married a Quebecoise and spent our Thanksgiving
in Quebec with her, French speaking only, family.
I speak some French, but am not fluent. It was not easy for me.
I am Tri-Racial, and the only questions from my aunts and uncles
were "Why didn't I speak better French?, and "Was I Catholic?"
My first wife is a White American, and 45 years ago, it
was a different situation, my religion was not at issue.
LOL. My French has improved because we're going to be
going to Quebec for Xmas and no I'm not Catholic.
Chris everett <talloreo@ .> wrote:
This question just popped into my head,
I'm pretty sure everyone hear has heard "What are you?"
But as I thought about it, remember how whenever
I go anywhere, people tend to stare at me,
and everynow and then, I hear about
this from other Multi-racal people.
So the question is here,
What's more annoying, people asking you 'What'
you are or people trying not to stare at you?