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It Took Me Two Years to Realize My Boyfriend Was Racist →

(Source: fuckyeahmixedbeauty)

Anonymous asked: Safe spaces are so important bless <3 <3

^^^^

My dad is black and my mom is white. Their romantic status only lasted long enough to conceive me, and both stand fast by the statement &#8220;the only good thing to come from that relationship was you.&#8221;
But I think more came from it.
I get to identify with two separate people, their history courses through my blood.
But it&#8217;s not exactly easy. (It&#8217;s weird to say that existing isn&#8217;t easy) It has it&#8217;s perks. You know, they say that biracial kids physically heal faster than most other races? Now that is a major plus.
But, it&#8217;s hard too.
Each separate race believes that, because you belong to each, you get to pick and choose pros and completely discard the cons. But it&#8217;s the opposite.
While you may get half the pros, you get double the cons. Double the racial profiling and stereotypes, double the harsh jokes and prejudice.
Most people are accepting these days though. I guess I just hate the recurrent question I get when I&#8217;m out grocery shopping or at work: &#8220;So&#8230;what are you?&#8221;
Me?
I&#8217;m a human.
What are you?
I&#8217;m not a &#8220;what,&#8221; I am a &#8220;who.&#8221;

My dad is black and my mom is white. Their romantic status only lasted long enough to conceive me, and both stand fast by the statement “the only good thing to come from that relationship was you.”

But I think more came from it.

I get to identify with two separate people, their history courses through my blood.

But it’s not exactly easy. (It’s weird to say that existing isn’t easy) It has it’s perks. You know, they say that biracial kids physically heal faster than most other races? Now that is a major plus.

But, it’s hard too.

Each separate race believes that, because you belong to each, you get to pick and choose pros and completely discard the cons. But it’s the opposite.

While you may get half the pros, you get double the cons. Double the racial profiling and stereotypes, double the harsh jokes and prejudice.

Most people are accepting these days though. I guess I just hate the recurrent question I get when I’m out grocery shopping or at work: “So…what are you?”

Me?

I’m a human.

What are you?

I’m not a “what,” I am a “who.”

Aaron Agualima My mother was born to  Somalian and Trinidadian parents while my father is Afro Brazilian and Dominican

most times I get a lot of &#8220;you&#8217;re too dark to be latino&#8221;, or confusion as to  why I am able speak Spanish and Portuguese, I think my favourite one however is &#8220;what do you do to get you hair so curly&#8221; the answer it grows this why normally is followed by 100 more questions 

Aaron Agualima My mother was born to  Somalian and Trinidadian parents while my father is Afro Brazilian and Dominican

most times I get a lot of “you’re too dark to be latino”, or confusion as to  why I am able speak Spanish and Portuguese, I think my favourite one however is “what do you do to get you hair so curly” the answer it grows this why normally is followed by 100 more questions 

thtpardo777 asked: To the anon that recently posted about Serengetee, and those who did not understand what they meant just simply search it in Google. I believe the reason why the anon was upset is because it really does look like they are guilty of appropriation in some way, but then again they are giving back to various causes. I understand that appropriation is appropriation even if it is for a good cause. Just go take a look at it and give some feedback.

I checked it out.. I (as ONE admin, in no way am I representing the entire opinion of FYMB) believe that while it is not exactly pleasant, that it isn’t technically cultural appropriation because from what I can tell, they aren’t using items that have a great religious/cultural significance frivolously. Their biggest insult seems to be them using particular patterns from particular regions. Also, the proceeds seem to be donated to a good cause; but again, its only my opinion.. what are the opinions of you guys?

embodiment-of-fear asked: Thank you very much for posting my photo :3 I really love the type of blog that you have, it just seems to make people comfortable with discussing/describing their race and culture in a positive way :)

You’re very welcome! We’re so glad to have you apart of this lovely tumblr community :)

My name is Anastasia. I am mixed with a lot of racial backgrounds lol.
African American
Dominican
German
Caucasian
Dutch
Italian
My family strongly believes in interracial relationships and loves to add more backgrounds to our family. I am honored to be many races because I get to experience different cultures and traditions, (also love traveling to different countries to see my folks) LOL! Something unique about my family is we all have different color eyes! Mines are a light brown, but I wear contacts cause I can&#8217;t see well :). 
A childhood memory when I was growing up my parents had got an divorce. They divorced because they let society get to them, and hated how people looked at them. I went to an all Caucasian school from kindergarten to middle school. There were a few African Americans, but not a lot. I was made fun of me for being light skinned. They called me yellow and dirty oreo. They made fun of my parents saying &#8220;Her dad went black, he ain&#8217;t going back&#8221;. I accepted the bullying and grew from it. 
Something I love about myself is that I can be straight hair one day and then curly the next :)
#Dutch #German #Dominican #ProudToBeAMixedChick #StandingStrongFor20Years

My name is Anastasia. I am mixed with a lot of racial backgrounds lol.

  • African American
  • Dominican
  • German
  • Caucasian
  • Dutch
  • Italian

My family strongly believes in interracial relationships and loves to add more backgrounds to our family. I am honored to be many races because I get to experience different cultures and traditions, (also love traveling to different countries to see my folks) LOL! Something unique about my family is we all have different color eyes! Mines are a light brown, but I wear contacts cause I can’t see well :). 

A childhood memory when I was growing up my parents had got an divorce. They divorced because they let society get to them, and hated how people looked at them. I went to an all Caucasian school from kindergarten to middle school. There were a few African Americans, but not a lot. I was made fun of me for being light skinned. They called me yellow and dirty oreo. They made fun of my parents saying “Her dad went black, he ain’t going back”. I accepted the bullying and grew from it. 

Something I love about myself is that I can be straight hair one day and then curly the next :)

#Dutch #German #Dominican #ProudToBeAMixedChick #StandingStrongFor20Years

I&#8217;ve always identified as a mixed kid. I don&#8217;t see myself as Black or Indian or part Italian. I see myself as an in-between. I&#8217;ve faced a lot of challenges from this over the years (I posted a rant about it on my blog, so if you&#8217;re interested you can just check it out!). I love myself for who I am, and it definitely took a while, but I don&#8217;t care if I don&#8217;t fit into one &#8220;category&#8221; anymore. You can check out my blog and ask questions anytime! 

I’ve always identified as a mixed kid. I don’t see myself as Black or Indian or part Italian. I see myself as an in-between. I’ve faced a lot of challenges from this over the years (I posted a rant about it on my blog, so if you’re interested you can just check it out!). I love myself for who I am, and it definitely took a while, but I don’t care if I don’t fit into one “category” anymore. You can check out my blog and ask questions anytime! 

vexednature:

"exotic" is for plants, not people

"exotic" is for plants, not people

"exotic" is for plants, not people

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spnthrrr:

Me. 27. Black. White. Woman. Human. Cool as fuck.
http://secondhandhoneymoon.wordpress.com/

spnthrrr:

Me. 27. Black. White. Woman. Human. Cool as fuck.

http://secondhandhoneymoon.wordpress.com/