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Mariah Carey & Mixed-Race Youth

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    [Mariah] Mariah Carey & Mixed-Race Youth Mariah s `multi -racial heritage isn t something she talks about much Mariah s mother is white and her father is
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 20, 2006

      MariahMariah Carey & Mixed-Race Youth

      Mariah's `multi'-racial heritage isn't something she talks about much
      Mariah's mother is white and her father is Venezualen and African-American.
      Oprah talk[ed] with Mariah about her life and growing up mixed-race.
      And Pat Carey, Mariah's mother, and other guests share[d] their experiences.

      Role Model

      Even with an older brother and sister who experienced … growing
      up biracial, Mariah says she felt like no one could relate to her.

      Mariah says that out of all her accomplishments, her most important
      influence has been as a role model to mixed-race children and teens.
      Through her music she has been a source of encouragement and strength

      Chart Breaker:

      Mariah made music history by surpassing the Beatles
      with the most weeks at number one on the Billboard charts.
      `Heartbreaker `was the hit single that secured her spot in music history.

      Soprano Supreme:

      Mariah holds the record for hitting the highest
      note in the `Guiness Book of World Record'.

      In the song `Outside', Mariah writes about
      feeling ambiguous and [the] sense of belonging.

      Here's the first verse and chorus:

      Outside ... from the album `Butterfly'

      Verse 1

      It's hard to explain
      Inherently it's just always been strange
      Neither here nor there
      Always somewhat out of place everywhere
      Without a sense of belonging to touch
      Somewhere halfway
      Feeling there's no one completely the same

      Chorus 1

      Standing alone
      Eager to just
      Believe it's good enough to be what
      You really are
      But in your heart
      Uncertainty forever lies
      And you'll always be
      Somewhere on the

      Source: http://www.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/tows_1999

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