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Why is it such a bad thing to acknowledge being "multiracial"?

Mic-E 2012/08/05 01:14:29
I don't know about others, but throughout my life, I've always had to defend the fact that I am "multiracial" when asked what my "ethinicity" was. It seems like some people cannot grasp the fact that there are people are have more than one ethnicity in their backgrounds these days. Race mixing has been going on forever, especially in the US, so I don't understand why some people have a hard time grasping and accepting this fact. It's like they want to put you in whatever category they think you belong in and you are supposed to accept it. I never will. I am who I am and DNA and history doesn't lie. Regardless of our race, we are all beautiful.
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  • Alvin 2012/08/05 13:05:30
    Alvin
    +4
    It is a rare individual who is mono-racial these days. Some people just have a very hard time accepting the fact that racial purity is a myth.

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  • cheetahlover156 2012/09/16 05:31:14
    cheetahlover156
    +1
    I've read from some Sodaheads that a true American cannot have any other ethnicity rather than American. Apparently since I call myself Mexican-American (parents immigrated from Mexico) I can't be a real American unless I don't call myself Mexican too, rather an American of Mexican descent. I believe people should be free to express if they are multiracial, like French American, Polish American or whatever
  • Mic-E cheetah... 2012/09/16 05:48:49
    Mic-E
    I totally agree with you. We are a melting pot here, and I believe it to be a beautiful thing. There is nothing wrong with being proud of your ancestry. Thanks! :)
  • cheetah... Mic-E 2012/09/16 17:06:22
    cheetahlover156
    You're welcome :)
  • schjaz 2012/08/05 18:06:58
    schjaz
    +1
    Live your truth! Good for you.
  • Mic-E schjaz 2012/08/05 20:33:43
    Mic-E
    +1
    Thanks Schjaz! I appreciate your kindness.
  • schjaz Mic-E 2012/08/06 17:53:42
    schjaz
    +1
    no problem...sending love and light. blow a kiss
  • Mic-E schjaz 2012/08/06 19:00:29
    Mic-E
    +1
    Thank you so much! Right back at ya!
  • schjaz Mic-E 2012/08/07 16:02:48
  • Pam 2012/08/05 13:56:24
    Pam
    +3
    Most of us are, just check your family trees. My daughter had the best answer, when someone would ask what she was, she replied "Human"
  • Mic-E Pam 2012/08/05 20:38:46
    Mic-E
    LOL!! That will work!! "Human" :)
  • Pam Mic-E 2012/08/06 06:35:37
    Pam
    +1
    My family almost blew a microchip when my chosen was not the same colour as they were...until my Mom mentioned a few branches of our tree were not as well. They shut up pretty quick after that. We are a nation of mutts, there are very few "purebreds" around. People need to get over themselves.
  • Mic-E Pam 2012/08/06 08:01:52
    Mic-E
    Amen to that! I totally agree with you!
  • Alvin 2012/08/05 13:05:30
    Alvin
    +4
    It is a rare individual who is mono-racial these days. Some people just have a very hard time accepting the fact that racial purity is a myth.
  • Mic-E Alvin 2012/08/05 20:38:30
    Mic-E
    +1
    I agree with you. It seems that more people have a hard time with it, than those who accept that fact.
  • CS9 2012/08/05 10:04:59
    CS9
    Yeah, yeah, yeah. There's nothing "wrong" with acknowledging being multi-racial...however, it's tacky when people wanna read off an entire menu of items when they casually describe themselves. What your great, great grandmother was is neither here nor there. And the truth is that certain genes tend to be more physically dominant than others...
  • MlssCue... CS9 2012/08/05 15:45:50
    MlssCue =Go Blue=
    +1
    Tacky to acknowledge your heritage? And what your GGma was is neither here nor there? She help make up who we are.
  • Mic-E MlssCue... 2012/08/05 20:35:47 (edited)
    Mic-E
    +1
    Great point MissCue! Not acknowledging it seems like a person would be ashamed of who they are. And some of us do have a "menu" as ethnicity. That is nothing to be ashamed of.
  • MlssCue... Mic-E 2012/08/06 04:31:18
    MlssCue =Go Blue=
    Thank you! Exactly & I am very proud of every last bit of my mix! :D
  • Mic-E CS9 2012/08/05 20:37:05
    Mic-E
    +1
    Regardless of which genes dominate others, a person's DNA is never going to change. It is what it is. If a person's ethnicity is a "menu" then its a "menu". They can't change that, and we can't either. Accept people for who they are and continue to live your own life.
  • Elephant Lord 2012/08/05 10:04:13 (edited)
    Elephant Lord
    +4
    It's not a bad thing. The only people who perceive it as a bad thing are ignorant bigots, and there opinion is about as important as a piece of lint.  lint
  • Devin P... Elephan... 2012/08/05 14:02:02
  • Mic-E Elephan... 2012/08/05 20:39:35
    Mic-E
    +1
    You got that right!!! lol
  • Devin Pederson 2012/08/05 08:48:10
    Devin Pederson
    +3
    Never heard it was a bad thing. People just tend to categorize multiracial people into one race because they're lazy. A half-nonwhite half white person will almost always be considered nonwhite, when in fact they're neither completely white or nonwhite.
  • Mic-E Devin P... 2012/08/05 20:40:20
    Mic-E
    +1
    I agree with you. At the end of the day there is no disputing a person's DNA or ethnic background.
  • TheTruth1313 2012/08/05 06:53:34
    TheTruth1313
    +1
    I don't think it's a bad thing.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/08/05 06:38:35
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +2
    NOTHING BAD AT ALL, ....YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! ...GREAT GRANDMA
  • Mic-E MOMMA T... 2012/08/05 20:40:46
    Mic-E
    Thanks for your kind words! I appreciate you! :)
  • MOMMA T... Mic-E 2012/08/05 21:06:52 (edited)
    MOMMA THOMAS
    WE HAVE TWO BI-RACIAL SONS WHO ARE ADULTS NOW. (WHEN THEY WERE LITTLE, I USED TO TELL THEM TO TELL ANYONE WHO QUESTIONED THEIR HERITAGE NEGATIVELY, "I'M BLACK AND I'M WHITE, ...AND I'M BEAUTIFUL.") LIKE YOU, GROWING UP THEY FACED MANY CHALLENGES AS WELL.... WITH POSITIVE SELF CONCEPTS, PLENTY OF ENCOURAGEMENT/LOVE AT HOME, ASSOCIATING WITH THE "RIGHT" PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE HOME, .....THEY HAVE BECOME STRONG MEN, KNOWING THAT THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND EARNED RESPECT DETERMINE "WHO THEY ARE".. ANYONE WHO ATTEMPTS TO MAKE THEM FEEL LESS, IS IMMEDIATELY DISMISSED AS AN UGLY HUMAN BEING.

    P.S., I MIGHT ADD THAT I HAVE GRANDCHILDREN OF MEXICAN AND EL SALVADORAN HERITAGE, AND I'LL SOON HAVE A NEW DAUGHTER-IN-LAW WHO WAS BORN IN THE PHILIPPINES... MY SISTER-IN-LAW'S PARENTS WERE BORN IN INDIAN TERRITORY (PRE-OKLAHOMA), AND A NIECE MARRIED A MAN FROM SCOTLAND RECENTLY.... SO YES HUMANS HAVE BEEN MIXING FOREVER, ...AND THEY WILL CONTINUE TO BE BEAUTIFUL FOREVER!
  • Sodaz56 2012/08/05 06:30:54
    Sodaz56
    +4
    I think it's because they don't realize this isAmerica, and that this country is almost completely made up of immigrants (native Americans being the only non-immigrants). Trust me, I've had my fair share of "No you aren't (insert race here)!" Most people do not believe me when I say I'm of Native American or Spanish decent. Everyone thinks I'm British because of my accent. In fact, a man said to me at a community center "Since you're a 'zebra', we can call you White or Chinese. What would you like?" I fussed at him, and threatened to report him. He shut up after that.
  • Mic-E Sodaz56 2012/08/05 21:05:52
    Mic-E
    Oh wow!! I am glad you didn't let that go. That's a crazy thing for him to say. He is definitely one of the ones who can't "grasp" reality. It's not that hard. Do you have a foreign accent?
  • Sodaz56 Mic-E 2012/08/09 21:47:15
    Sodaz56
    +1
    Yep. It's from my father!
  • Mic-E Sodaz56 2012/08/14 00:14:22
  • iHeartChopin 2012/08/05 06:10:18
    iHeartChopin
    +3
    I'm Brazilian, Dominican and Cuban, but I am very dark skinned, and people often get that misconception that i am black, until I correct them. When I do tell them, they think I'm lying, but I have to point out that Afro-Latinos exists in every Central, South and Caribbean country. I have to defend my multiracial identity tooth and nail sometimes
  • Alvin iHeartC... 2012/08/05 13:08:27
    Alvin
    +2
    Being Cuban of Spanish, Canarian, North African and God knows what else, I have a hard time to get people to accept the fact that just because I am technically "white", I have many races in me and I am proud of all of them.
  • MlssCue... Alvin 2012/08/05 15:48:15
    MlssCue =Go Blue=
    White as in your light skinned?
  • Alvin MlssCue... 2012/08/05 20:31:48
    Alvin
    +2
    Yes I have to admit to a certain lack of melanin pigmentation.
  • MlssCue... Alvin 2012/08/06 04:35:26 (edited)
    MlssCue =Go Blue=
    +1
    It's like one of my daughters is the whitest of all of my girls & myself. She noticed it herself when she was young, it made her feel like an outcast so to make it lighthearted I started calling her my white chick in the house. She's got freckles, more of an auburn colored hair but that's just a cover. That child can speak better & more Spanish than me! :-)
    (P.S. she has the same amount of mixture as my older daughter, who looks just like me. One never knows.)
  • Alvin MlssCue... 2012/08/06 10:31:27
    Alvin
    +1
    Those darn genes will do whatever they want, won't they?
  • MlssCue... Alvin 2012/08/06 10:56:25
    MlssCue =Go Blue=
    Yep, fun & interesting stuff :-)
  • Mic-E Alvin 2012/08/05 21:08:26
    Mic-E
    +1
    I am happy that you are proud of who you are! Never change that, even if others can't or won't understand it.

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