What does the birth certificate say for biracial(black & white) children?

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Memphian

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Jan 12, 2009
 
I know about the "one drop rule," and I don't support it. I am a BW and my fiance is a WM. We think the one drop rule is ignorant and very old fashioned. So we are raising our kids as biracial...not black..not white. I don't care what society says, I want my kids to be proud of both sides. They should not have to choose a race and deny one parent just to please society.

Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is that we want to have biracial on the birth certificates of our children. We have never had kids and don't know how that works, but we plan on having them in 2 years or so...maybe sooner if God makes it happen. Do the parents tell the hospital what they want the kids to be listed as, or will they just put black and white down...or will they try the one drop rule and just say the kids are black??? Last time I checked it takes two people to make a baby, and I am not going to just say my kids are black because that would not be true. Anyway, please fill me in on how this works. If you only want to respond with negative comments, please don't waste your time. I just want serious replies only from people who are not here to say rude or racist comments. Be respectful! THX!
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Jan 12, 2009
 
well I think since the 2000 census they have actually made an effort to add biracial as an option for race. I know it seems unfair to have to choose, but keep in mind it wasn't too long ago that blacks had negro or colored on their birth certificate. My mother has colored on her birth certificate while I'm labeled black, so as you can see even though we have a ways to go we have definitely came a long way.
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Jan 12, 2009
 
Memphian wrote:
I know about the "one drop rule," and I don't support it. I am a BW and my fiance is a WM. We think the one drop rule is ignorant and very old fashioned. So we are raising our kids as biracial...not black..not white. I don't care what society says, I want my kids to be proud of both sides. They should not have to choose a race and deny one parent just to please society.
Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is that we want to have biracial on the birth certificates of our children. We have never had kids and don't know how that works, but we plan on having them in 2 years or so...maybe sooner if God makes it happen. Do the parents tell the hospital what they want the kids to be listed as, or will they just put black and white down...or will they try the one drop rule and just say the kids are black??? Last time I checked it takes two people to make a baby, and I am not going to just say my kids are black because that would not be true. Anyway, please fill me in on how this works. If you only want to respond with negative comments, please don't waste your time. I just want serious replies only from people who are not here to say rude or racist comments. Be respectful! THX!
They are kicking out the one drop rule. The census and everywhere else ( like when appling for a job) asks you if you are Two or more races now.

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Jan 12, 2009
 
Memphian wrote:
I know about the "one drop rule," and I don't support it. I am a BW and my fiance is a WM. We think the one drop rule is ignorant and very old fashioned. So we are raising our kids as biracial...not black..not white. I don't care what society says, I want my kids to be proud of both sides. They should not have to choose a race and deny one parent just to please society.
Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is that we want to have biracial on the birth certificates of our children. We have never had kids and don't know how that works, but we plan on having them in 2 years or so...maybe sooner if God makes it happen. Do the parents tell the hospital what they want the kids to be listed as, or will they just put black and white down...or will they try the one drop rule and just say the kids are black??? Last time I checked it takes two people to make a baby, and I am not going to just say my kids are black because that would not be true. Anyway, please fill me in on how this works. If you only want to respond with negative comments, please don't waste your time. I just want serious replies only from people who are not here to say rude or racist comments. Be respectful! THX!
i agree raise them to know they are biracial. now as a warning you willconjure up the true ignorant people!
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Jan 12, 2009
 
Thx...I appreciate people being helpful. So many of these threads turn into people saying really rude and racist things.

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Jan 12, 2009
 
my son's birth cert (i just checked lol) doesn't have a race of either parent or his race.

i checked mine.. and it has the race of my mother and the race of my father listed.

but not the race of me.

my son was born in 2000.. his father is german & italian but the race of neither of us is listed or that of my son.

i never noticed that before.

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Jan 12, 2009
 
Black-Cuban_Mami wrote:
my son's birth cert (i just checked lol) doesn't have a race of either parent or his race.
i checked mine.. and it has the race of my mother and the race of my father listed.
but not the race of me.
my son was born in 2000.. his father is german & italian but the race of neither of us is listed or that of my son.
i never noticed that before.
They don't list the race anymore.
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Black-Cuban_Mami wrote:
my son's birth cert (i just checked lol) doesn't have a race of either parent or his race.
i checked mine.. and it has the race of my mother and the race of my father listed.
but not the race of me.
my son was born in 2000.. his father is german & italian but the race of neither of us is listed or that of my son.
i never noticed that before.
Wow, I'm just hoping they don't make us pick one race. I'm especially worried because this is the south and people here are not as open minded.
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Jan 13, 2009
 
Memphian wrote:
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Wow, I'm just hoping they don't make us pick one race. I'm especially worried because this is the south and people here are not as open minded.
In truth they are the mixing of both races.

People want to believe in the one drop rule cause it gives them assurance that they can mate with anyone and still have a full race child, or they want to deny race mixing all together.
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Jan 13, 2009
 
so when the bi-racial person has a child by a black or white person what will the child be, not bi racial
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Diversity wrote:
so when the bi-racial person has a child by a black or white person what will the child be, not bi racial
Merriam Webster Dictionary defines biracial as:

"of, relating to, or involving members of two races"

So in that case they would still be biracial because they the product of two races. That's assuming my kids have kids with someone from the black or white race. But if the my kids marry another race like Mexican, Asian or whatever...ten their kids will just be multiracial.
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Jan 13, 2009
 
Typos in the last post:

*...they are the product...
*...then...

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Memphian wrote:
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Merriam Webster Dictionary defines biracial as:
"of, relating to, or involving members of two races"
So in that case they would still be biracial because they the product of two races. That's assuming my kids have kids with someone from the black or white race. But if the my kids marry another race like Mexican, Asian or whatever...ten their kids will just be multiracial.
i have heard some black people say that have 2 black parents and they are biracial. i ask why and they said because one of their grandparents down the line is mix.
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THICKLKSNICKERS wrote:
<quoted text>i have heard some black people say that have 2 black parents and they are biracial. i ask why and they said because one of their grandparents down the line is mix.
I know what you mean. My mom is actually mixed(her mother is black and white...her father is black and Native American). She's from the old school so she just goes by black. But people always ask if she is Indian(from India)...not native american. Although she does look a bit native american, she has a darker skin tone with a red tint to it, so she does look a bit Indian at times...lol. You can also tell by her features too. Me, I say I am black but some people ask me what I am or if I am mixed. When I say I am black they say, "No...what are you??" and then that is when I mention my mom's mixed race. I have a darker skin tone too with a reddish tint, so people often ask if I am Dominican or Indian. My eyes are very tight and I have that stern Native American look, which sometimes comes off as me looking mad. It is really funny bc it has happened at really embarrassing times. I was at work one day, and the mail lady walked in to deliver the mail and she asked me if she could ask me a question. She then proceeded to ask me if I was Indian(from India)...lol. She was hoping not to offend me, but wanted to know. She had been coming up there everyday, and I guess she just wanted to ask.Other than that people ask if I am dominican. I just say black though unless people dig further..lol.
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This is interesting because several of my friends are in mixed marriages. With regards to the hospital and schools, they differ? Why, I don't know. One thought is whatever race the father is, that's the child's race (schools.) The hospital records the child as the mother's race. This was a while ago. I think you can put whatever race you want on the birth certificate now.
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<quoted text>i have heard some black people say that have 2 black parents and they are biracial. i ask why and they said because one of their grandparents down the line is mix.
My husband is hispanic and schools listed my children as such. However, my children always stated they were Hispanic/Black. Rice and bean, and collard greens! LOL! They were very comfortable in their racial identity and embraced both cultures... How are you btw? Hope all is well...
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In truth they are the mixing of both races.
People want to believe in the one drop rule cause it gives them assurance that they can mate with anyone and still have a full race child, or they want to deny race mixing all together.
You know they're a lot of whites who would be surprised to find out that they have black blood. Especially in the south. Just as a lot of Blacks would be surprised to find out they have White, Indian and Asian blood. We're not all what we seem to be.
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<quoted text>You know they're a lot of whites who would be surprised to find out that they have black blood. Especially in the south. Just as a lot of Blacks would be surprised to find out they have White, Indian and Asian blood. We're not all what we seem to be.
Thats true, I believe that wikipedia has something that states there are an estimated 5% of whites who don't know they have black in them.

Back in the day if the father was white they were considered white, thus, intergrating them into "white" society.

if one's bloodline were to breed with the same race (them being a different race) their appearance and blood tests wouldn't show that they are a different race, because human genetics aren't that different from each other ( and technically race doesn't exist) one could have their bloodline "jump" to a different race over time unnoticeable.

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<quoted text>You know they're a lot of whites who would be surprised to find out that they have black blood. Especially in the south. Just as a lot of Blacks would be surprised to find out they have White, Indian and Asian blood. We're not all what we seem to be.
Hey bappie, hope all is well on your end.

You know, if someone believes in the theory of evolution, technically we all have a common ancestor.

So go back far enough, since life started in Africa, and the original man was probably from there, we all have common blood...
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Teutonic Prince wrote:
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Thats true, I believe that wikipedia has something that states there are an estimated 5% of whites who don't know they have black in them.
Back in the day if the father was white they were considered white, thus, intergrating them into "white" society.
if one's bloodline were to breed with the same race (them being a different race) their appearance and blood tests wouldn't show that they are a different race, because human genetics aren't that different from each other ( and technically race doesn't exist) one could have their bloodline "jump" to a different race over time unnoticeable.
Opps,

Blood tests would show that they AREN'T a different race.^^^^^^^^^

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