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Re: A note on 'Self-Definition'

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  • 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 1 of 29 , Nov 20, 2011
      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
      '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
      ) -- 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

       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 
      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. :)

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      Composed and Posted by
      'AllPeople (AP) G.i.f.t.s'
      (Founder-Moderator of the following
      'Yahoo!' Lineage-Discussion Groups:
      Email Address: 
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