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Anonymous asked: basically I am 75% white and 25% asian, i usually identify as mixed race but lately I've been questioning that since ppl are always telling me "accept ur white" or "that's nothing ur just white" etc and I get it I can identify as white but I would be ignoring part of my family, my culture and I see myself as mixed race. but what they're saying is rly making me wonder, am I actually mixed race or?? And it pisses me off that what ppl say affects me but even biracial ppl say that so idek anymore

You are mixed race, you have no control over the way you look and your percentages don’t really mean anything if you feel close to your mixed heritage. 

Blood quantum is a colonial fantasy, it’s unfair that biracial and non-mixed people have erased your identity but I can assure you there are many mixed people around just like you and we count

-Em

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girls from southern mexico (various states)

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Words like “exotic” as applied to women with non-white skin have weight and power because they are reminders that non-white women are being held against the white beauty standard and being found different (and therefore wanting).

source: Fairy tales for privileged kids: “the anti-white racist”Days Like crazy Pavement

Or different as in a nice adventure from normal/reality from which the man will eventually return ‘home’ from.
I hate the word “Exotic” as a compliment from men. HATE IT.

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(via fucknofetishization)

latina chinese.

latina chinese.

Hey everyone!Father is Japanese/British, mother is French/Swedish.My father was born during in a time period in Japan when mixed children/hafu weren’t really accepted in Japan at all. Things have changed a lot, thankfully. Even if people give me funny looks because I look white and I have a Japanese last name, I’m still really proud of my heritage. You all are fabulous. :)

Hey everyone!

Father is Japanese/British, mother is French/Swedish.

My father was born during in a time period in Japan when mixed children/hafu weren’t really accepted in Japan at all. Things have changed a lot, thankfully. 

Even if people give me funny looks because I look white and I have a Japanese last name, I’m still really proud of my heritage. 

You all are fabulous. :)

artemis822 asked: So I'm mixed (Half Black/Half White with a bit of Native American Heritage on both sides that I only know what I've been told, but don't really know if it's true), and I've been working on a young adult series for a while, and one of the main character's is mixed like me. I'm worried that I'll be accused of white washing her and some of the family because they "Act White." That's the way I was raised, and I base her on me. I'm wondering what to do.

I think you have the answer for yourself, “acting white” is not the same as “being white”, if you’re basing her on yourself then it would be right to accurately depict your reality as you know and have experienced that.

Many mixed people with white heritage face a similar situation and I’m sure many mixed people generally know how it feels to assimilate into a dominant culture. I’m sure many of us can relate!   

Do any of our followers have advice? 

-Em

Anonymous asked: If I make a submission, will it get deleted? I'm part white (European and Nova Scotian) and Native American (mohawk and Seneca). I get aggravated when people don't believe me that my mother is Native American because I definitely look more white. How can I celebrate my culture without looking like a wannabe? Any input would be appreciated.

Your mixed. You’re white passing. That doesn’t mean you are 100% white or that you’re trying to appropriate the Native American culture when you honor your ancestors.

I know there’s been a lot of discussion on this blog lately, but that doesn’t change the fact that this blog was created as a way to give mixed people a safe space in which certain issues could be discussed .

BTW mixed people don’t all look one way (as I’m sure you know) different ethnicities and different cultures add up to some pretty unique experiences .

So, no worries anon.. You’re submission will do just fine..

Anonymous asked: Are you saying Caucasian people of color dont count?

…There’s so many things incorrect with this ask that I’m just gonna save it and make a post about it later…