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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
      Ambiguous
      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
      Outside

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

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