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blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ag iompar clainne (16w):</b>" ...pretty sure his blood is red. Anyway, he's black. His skin color is black. If he had the same ... [snip!] ... same genetic lineage but came out pasty white, he'd be called white. No one cares what the actual makeup is. He looks black."</blockquote>




Um ok

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:</b>" I get what you are saying , really I do but when your daughter goes out into the world she will be seen ... [snip!] ... woman, regardless of her exact makeup. I am raising black men, doesn't matter how I see them that's exactly what they will be."</blockquote>




Lol and nobody thinks she is black anyway. Remember my poll? She looks Hispanic or Filipino lol

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:</b>" I get what you are saying , really I ... [snip!] ... to? I know too many mixed people who only relate to black and even.down white people. Ill be damned if my daughter does that."</blockquote>



I of course teach my children to be proud of who they are, biracial people but I'm not naive. I know how the world sees them. I'd be doing them a disservice to pretend that the world won't see them as black men. Black men experience certain things in life, they need to be prepared for that.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:</b>" I get what you are saying , really I ... [snip!] ... to? I know too many mixed people who only relate to black and even.down white people. Ill be damned if my daughter does that."</blockquote>




Yeah....no. I'm not going to call myself "Irish-German-French-Navajo-Cheyenne-Dutch-Mexican". "White" works fine.

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:</b>" I get what you are saying , really I ... [snip!] ... be."</blockquote> Lol and nobody thinks she is black anyway. Remember my poll? She looks Hispanic or Filipino lol"</blockquote>




True. My boys look black.

JΔ$ Georgia 76460 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lotusmama:</b>" I really liked his speech. I think Obama can ... [snip!] ... must feel. If anything obama just announce how proud he is to be biracial and acknowledge it. Change has to start somewhere."</blockquote>




He acknowledges his mother ALL the time. All the time. It's not about race. You don't need to announce what you're mixed with every 5 minutes in order to be proud.

JΔ$ Georgia 76460 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ag iompar clainne (16w):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My ... [snip!] ... Yeah....no. I'm not going to call myself "Irish-German-French-Navajo-Cheyenne-Dutch-Mexican". "White" works fine."</blockquote>



No, you need to go down the list because if you don't then you're not proud.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My ... [snip!] ... that the world won't see them as black men. Black men experience certain things in life, they need to be prepared for that."</blockquote>




Yes I do agree she needs to be prepared and I do plan on having more kids one day hopefully a boy. I just don't want her to identify with what society sees her as. She needs to.identify with reality in that she is mixed. Mixed kids face their own set of problems that black and white people don't face. I plan to teach her about all the races in her blood and hopefully she will be proud of them all and identify as an individual and not as one race. I also hope things get better when she is older. There are so many mixed kids now.

JΔ$ Georgia 76460 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting momma ... [snip!] ... as an individual and not as one race. I also hope things get better when she is older. There are so many mixed kids now."</blockquote>



I have never seen this mixed race oppression that people talk about.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ag iompar clainne (16w):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My ... [snip!] ... Yeah....no. I'm not going to call myself "Irish-German-French-Navajo-Cheyenne-Dutch-Mexican". "White" works fine."</blockquote>




So mixed people are brown then not black. But if you don't claim your heritage that's on you. You can't expect someone else to not want to. And if someone does identify with them all then it is not your place to call them black or white or whatever.

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting momma ... [snip!] ... as an individual and not as one race. I also hope things get better when she is older. There are so many mixed kids now."</blockquote>




My kids will be very proud of their heritage but I don't want them to be blindsided when the white lady clutches her purse tightly as they walk by. Or when the white girls daddy pulls a shotgun in them and calls them a nigger, Kwim.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My ... [snip!] ... she is black anyway. Remember my poll? She looks Hispanic or Filipino lol"</blockquote> True. My boys look black."</blockquote>




They looked mixed imo. But oh how so very cute they are :) I want a little boy. Do you want a girl?

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting momma ... [snip!] ... They looked mixed imo. But oh how so very cute they are :) I want a little boy. Do you want a girl?"</blockquote>



No way. I would have to shave her head. I can't do hair.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lotusmama:</b>" ... [snip!] ... All the time. It's not about race. You don't need to announce what you're mixed with every 5 minutes in order to be proud."</blockquote>



I don't mean every 5 minutes lol but most people are proud of who they are and where they come from. Kwim. Its less about obama but how others perceive obama.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ag iompar clainne (16w):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... to not want to. And if someone does identify with them all then it is not your place to call them black or white or whatever."</blockquote>



And white people are pink, what's your point :roll:



I embrace my heritage fine, thanks. I just don't need to go around reminding everyone of my genetic makeup to feel connected to my ancestors. And I'm not going to cater to anyone else by calling them their 8 most prominent roots. That's completely ridiculous.