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boyznmotionvevo asked: Someone called me a "mixed breed" today and she wasn't white and she wasn't trying to be mean but it still offended me and I wasn't sure what to say. She also described herself as "pure bred."

Yeah…that’s gross. Your offense at that is validated, you are not a pet. Do not let anyone defend themselves for saying that to you.

krillkills:

fuckyeahmixedbeauty:

As I read through this blog, which I have found quite interesting, I wonder why so many people are preoccupied or even obsessed with the notion or ideal of being of mixed race?  The fact is that there are NO pure (single) blooded human being on this planet, we are all a mixture of each other to some extent with some features and/or characteristics of somesone else and this is very factual because “race” mixing is and has been a part of the human condition since man (and woman) has been on this earth.  Just as freedom, love and self expression is inevitable so is the fact that we will always be and always have been a fine blend of each other.  The ideal that someone or a group of people can belong to one bloodline seperate and different from others is preposterous and is soley used for the purpose of seperating, isolating, classifying and discriminating against anyone who looks, speaks or believe differently that they do.  I believe we are all guilty of classifying people to a particular group but we must shake off our inherent ignorance and understand that we are all of one kind and one of all kinds.


This. This is what I’m getting when I read this.
I’m not going to be sorry for being “preoccupied” with my life and identity. Being mixed race is a distince experience from being monoracial and no monoracial person can ever understand it.
Do you know what its like to not look like the people you’re supposed to be the most closely related to?
Do you know what its like to have people deny part of your heritage (but “allow” you to claim other parts)?
Do you know what its like to belong to multiple cultures and fully appreciate all their beauties?
Don’t start with this “we’re all one race, the human race” bullshit.
I’ll continue being “obsessed” with my life, thanks.

krillkills:

fuckyeahmixedbeauty:

As I read through this blog, which I have found quite interesting, I wonder why so many people are preoccupied or even obsessed with the notion or ideal of being of mixed race?  The fact is that there are NO pure (single) blooded human being on this planet, we are all a mixture of each other to some extent with some features and/or characteristics of somesone else and this is very factual because “race” mixing is and has been a part of the human condition since man (and woman) has been on this earth.  Just as freedom, love and self expression is inevitable so is the fact that we will always be and always have been a fine blend of each other.  The ideal that someone or a group of people can belong to one bloodline seperate and different from others is preposterous and is soley used for the purpose of seperating, isolating, classifying and discriminating against anyone who looks, speaks or believe differently that they do.  I believe we are all guilty of classifying people to a particular group but we must shake off our inherent ignorance and understand that we are all of one kind and one of all kinds.

This. This is what I’m getting when I read this.

I’m not going to be sorry for being “preoccupied” with my life and identity. Being mixed race is a distince experience from being monoracial and no monoracial person can ever understand it.

Do you know what its like to not look like the people you’re supposed to be the most closely related to?

Do you know what its like to have people deny part of your heritage (but “allow” you to claim other parts)?

Do you know what its like to belong to multiple cultures and fully appreciate all their beauties?

Don’t start with this “we’re all one race, the human race” bullshit.

I’ll continue being “obsessed” with my life, thanks.

Anonymous asked: If you're white-passing are you still a PoC?

Yes

Anonymous asked: Hey, I'm half white, half black w/some native but I look mostly white (at least to white people) because I have light skin and hair. I still identify as mixed race because I was raised mostly around my African and Native family. I'm not sure if I want to, but can I still submit if I did want to?

Of course! You’re submission will be received with open arms

There’s something weird about reliving a fond memory in your head and then feeling stabbed in the chest.
Hi, I’m Toney. Half Korean and a quarter German.
Cali-raised. Spokane living. American Airman.

There’s something weird about reliving a fond memory in your head and then feeling stabbed in the chest.

Hi, I’m Toney. Half Korean and a quarter German.

Cali-raised. Spokane living. American Airman.

Anonymous asked: Thank u for this blog! I'm mixed Anglo & Indigenous, but I often get asked if I'm Hispanic/Persian/Arabic/etc. I used to always wish I was one or the other, because I don't fit the mold for white or Indigenous. I've been preoccupied with trying to prove I'm not just a darker shade of white like Italian or Spanish, but I'm starting to embrace being multiracial. It's inspiring to see all these wonderful people in between worlds like me.

You’re more than welcome! Thanks for the nice message

As I read through this blog, which I have found quite interesting, I wonder why so many people are preoccupied or even obsessed with the notion or ideal of being of mixed race?  The fact is that there are NO pure (single) blooded human being on this planet, we are all a mixture of each other to some extent with some features and/or characteristics of somesone else and this is very factual because “race” mixing is and has been a part of the human condition since man (and woman) has been on this earth.  Just as freedom, love and self expression is inevitable so is the fact that we will always be and always have been a fine blend of each other.  The ideal that someone or a group of people can belong to one bloodline seperate and different from others is preposterous and is soley used for the purpose of seperating, isolating, classifying and discriminating against anyone who looks, speaks or believe differently that they do.  I believe we are all guilty of classifying people to a particular group but we must shake off our inherent ignorance and understand that we are all of one kind and one of all kinds.

As I read through this blog, which I have found quite interesting, I wonder why so many people are preoccupied or even obsessed with the notion or ideal of being of mixed race?  The fact is that there are NO pure (single) blooded human being on this planet, we are all a mixture of each other to some extent with some features and/or characteristics of somesone else and this is very factual because “race” mixing is and has been a part of the human condition since man (and woman) has been on this earth.  Just as freedom, love and self expression is inevitable so is the fact that we will always be and always have been a fine blend of each other.  The ideal that someone or a group of people can belong to one bloodline seperate and different from others is preposterous and is soley used for the purpose of seperating, isolating, classifying and discriminating against anyone who looks, speaks or believe differently that they do.  I believe we are all guilty of classifying people to a particular group but we must shake off our inherent ignorance and understand that we are all of one kind and one of all kinds.

The rage of the oppressed is never the same as the rage of the privileged.

— bell hooks (via beanrot)

(Source: esteemsters, via thisiseverydayracism)

Filipino/Caucasian (via England) here, born and raised in Canada. Throughout my life I have been identified by others as being all Asian or all white or mixed race and sometimes even an ethnicity which I do not belong to. Throughout my adolescence and into my first university years I always felt like I was never enough - not white enough, not Asian enough, from everyone from family to coworkers to friends. I have benefitted from shadeism and sometimes passing as white, and most of the racism I experience has been the invasive questions about my parentage and being made exotic and other micro-aggressions. Nevertheless, I feel that I am constantly contemplating and negotiating my identity. I have been called everything from “swirly” to “mixed-breed” to “half-caste” but in the last few years I feel that I have finally been able to start to own my identity and really embrace being biracial in and of itself. I feel hopeful and happy when I see mixed people from all ethnicities speaking out and taking back the power to define themselves. xo

Filipino/Caucasian (via England) here, born and raised in Canada. Throughout my life I have been identified by others as being all Asian or all white or mixed race and sometimes even an ethnicity which I do not belong to. Throughout my adolescence and into my first university years I always felt like I was never enough - not white enough, not Asian enough, from everyone from family to coworkers to friends. I have benefitted from shadeism and sometimes passing as white, and most of the racism I experience has been the invasive questions about my parentage and being made exotic and other micro-aggressions. Nevertheless, I feel that I am constantly contemplating and negotiating my identity. I have been called everything from “swirly” to “mixed-breed” to “half-caste” but in the last few years I feel that I have finally been able to start to own my identity and really embrace being biracial in and of itself. I feel hopeful and happy when I see mixed people from all ethnicities speaking out and taking back the power to define themselves. xo

Anonymous asked: As a mixed person I only was taught english, however half of my family speaks only spanish. Recently my great aunt has been trying to connect with me through facebook, but our language barrier makes it very difficult for me to completely understand what she's saying and to respond. Do you have any advice? I don't want her to think i'm ignoring her, but I don't know spanish as well as I wish I did. I would love to learn the language, but I dont know the best way to go about that either

download the app duolingo! It’s literally the greatest (and quickest) way to learn a new language, and its free. Atleast for now, it will give you a chance to connect with the other side of your family

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I have a similar situation with some members of my family. What I do is use google translate or something to communicate via Facebook (no, it’s not always accurate, but it’s usually better than me winging it) and then also try to learn the language (in my case, languageS) in my spare time.

—yk