I was reading your profile and I noticed you said your bi-racial…but in all honesty, how many “bi-racial” people like us do you know who look Caucasian? Probably very few, odds are slim to none. I always ponder why we choose to continue to deny who we are. That ALL people originated from yours and mine African Ancestors. The labels like mulatto came from the days of slavery. The “inter-breeding” of the master and his wench. These are terms of separation, not unifying us as people of African decent. As many men have already told you before from your picture you look like a beautiful “black” woman. Wear your side with pride. One more thing before I go, I always ask this to people who claim there bi-racial, this is more for people who are black/white, if we were in the 1800′s in the Confederate states…would you be able to claim your Caucasian side or would you be labeled a Negro?
the beauty of it is that we aren’t living in Confederate times. some of the most loving and supportive people in my life today are white, some of them are black. that is my experience and it trumps any assumption that could readily be made about “what if and way back when.” i enjoy not being confined to the very limited thinking of that day and age. i do not forget about the very limited thinking of that day and age. i do not forget about the limited thinking of this day and age, and i also enjoy breaking free from it’s confines as well.
Hmmm….you missed my entire point. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat their mistakes in the future. We live in a “throw away” society today. We even want to throw away unpleasant and uncomfortable history, even if it applies to us in the present. You are living in a bubble. I’m not talking about your family or inner group of friends being supportive…I’m talking about the world’s mindset about so called people of African decent. I know for a fact if you really did some research about the side of you that comes from Africa you would be amazed at what you find. You might even begin to change the way you think, talk, and act. And I guarantee this would scare the living daylights out of the so called supportive people in your life right now. I assume your from America like me…We are raised with a Gnostic mindset or as you put it earlier “limited thinking”. We can’t see outside the box. We can’t acknowledge that even though there is a “black face” in the presidency, nothing has really changed…if anything, things are worse for our people than ever before…hence the unemployment rate is sky high. So “what if way back then” is happening right now…And only the people and landscape have changed. Did you ever feel odd being the only one in a room full of white people?
Oh my goooodness! I just visited your blog randomly to reference your wordpress layout for my own new blog. And so happily surprised to see that you’re active again! And I have so many posts to catch up on! You were seriously a daily go-to for me, so I’m so thrilled to have you back!