Hi, I just discovered this website and I find it very interesting to write and read with others who experiecned the same life situations as I have being biracial. It is also beneficial to read new stories in order to get some food for thought from others. I myself grew up in a multicultural household and the understanding of who you are is very important and I was deprived of that in my childhood, I found out through ignorance and not knowing any responses made situations difficult at times. I am Jamaican and Pennsylvania Dutch and I started to learn the differences as a teenager. As I became a man it got much easier to deal with like it may be for many others and I've learn the more you learn about this topic the better off you are. When I attended college I bought a book titled "The Color of Water" (A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride). I found this book very interesting and I would recomend it to any Black/White mixed person. As I continued to read more on these blogs I hope others will find useful info with the blogs I'll being sending. PEACE
Growing up triracial
Written by drvest, on 11-07-2007 14:40
I agree that it si nto easy growing up biracial or triracial (I am Black, Indian, Euro) in this racist society. I think many monoracial parents who marry interracially and have mixed children don’t address the issues that arise for their children enough.
I used to think it was just my parent’s generation but I now know other people who have gotten married in the last twenty years are similarly clueless about what their kids go through.
As a child my sisters and I used to get beat up by both Black and white kids. When I started to spend more time going to Indian events, I encountered suspicion from urban Indians, many of whom were not “fullblood” either but were mixed with white. It is not easy being mixed in thsi racially stratified society. We are often asked to make impossible choices.
Written by mike5, on 23-08-2008 03:09
Look like people is a poem that touches my heart.It is really nice.
Written by gordongreg, on 30-08-2008 02:21
The “biracial advantage” only holds for comparisons with same-race couples from the two racial groups represented by the parents. Bi-Racial children, in most cases, have no classification that is just for them on school forms.
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Written by ajbutterfly, on 15-11-2008 16:26
I am a student at the University of the District of Columbia and am hoping that your student association members could participate in a short survey regarding Biracial individuals and the 2008 Presidential Election. The survey really only takes about 5 minutes of anyone’s time – it’s completely annonymous. Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments. Please feel free to pass this along as well..
Aaron Hooks Wayman