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“You are by what you do!”

Level 1

Since: Apr 07

Medina, WA

#82 Mar 30, 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 can't say one way or the other how you should classify your biracial child(ren)...What I do know is that, your child(ren) will have the final word as to how they care to be viewed by the world...!!
NYC Girl

Alpharetta, GA

#83 Mar 30, 2009
i was born in the bronx (early 1990's) and the state didn't have an race/ethnicity box. just a gender and proof of parentage.

i don't think states/feds care anymore.
NYC Girl

Alpharetta, GA

#84 Mar 30, 2009
btw, my dad is arawek/indian/euro-Jamaican and my mom is black american/black jamaican.

“hello world...”

Level 1

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#85 Mar 30, 2009
my school record says i'm white, nonhispanic.

Everytime I take a national test I have to get it changed...

“Made In America”

Level 4

Since: Oct 09

United States

#86 Jan 1, 2010
Can We Talk wrote:
<quoted text>They don't list the race anymore.
You are correct, they do not list race anymore...

“Made In America”

Level 4

Since: Oct 09

United States

#87 Jan 1, 2010
Enchantment wrote:
I wonder how this would work with scholarships based on race. Do you think someone who considers themselves as biracial should be allowed to get a scholarships that are for blacks? I think this is where the resentment stems from in the black community towards biracials because it seems like they claim being biracial to distance themselves from the black race, but then claim their blackness when it benefits them. The complexity of race is interesting in America, and unfortunately what we are labeled directly and indirectly is not up to us as individuals, but the society we live in.
Very interesting Point...

oh___Really

“It's not an optical illusion.”

Since: Dec 09

It just looks like one...

#88 Jan 1, 2010
Memphian wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
You're "worried" about it?

You should be worried about the ridicule and discrimination these poor kids will endure, simply because of their parents' poor decision-making skills.

You aren't aware of how mixed kids get treated in this country? You don't realize that, while they MAY find solace in isolated instances, GENERALLY, they will be REJECTED by BOTH races?

How can you be so CRUEL, to UNborn children?

“Made In America”

Level 4

Since: Oct 09

United States

#89 Jan 1, 2010
That person is correct about the South, they are closed minded about bi-racial they still hold them values that you have think about the Children growing up not being accepted in society which is lame but, that is how the South see things and that is they way like to keep it....Sad.
OH NO

Villa Rica, GA

#90 Jan 1, 2010
OH NO
Joseph

Kansas City, MO

#92 Aug 27, 2010
I could not let this go with out saying that the person or persons that say.... If the baby was biracial and the father was white and mother was black... and that the baby was white bc of the white father... YOU ARE TOTALLY WRONG IN THAT STATEMENT.... NEVER EVER HAS THAT BEEN LAW IN THIS COUNTRY...EVER... 13 original Colonies.. Virginia started the law and it spread from there.. Making any baby born of any black blood , wether Blk Mother or Father they are BLACK! Reason for the History of New Orleans to be so interesting to learn and knnow..... President Jackson oldest brother was sold as a slave... Some of us were able to pass as whites.... Understand how Americans "whites" have defaced history bc the color of one skin..... We would be suprised of who we call Black and who we call White.... Bless everyone and may we all Respect.....
southernbit

Marietta, GA

#93 Dec 7, 2010
Memphian-"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."
Bappie-"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."

I don't know where you guys come from, but I have been born and raised in the South. Now I realize we "just ain't darn near as educated as them there liberated yankee folks" but we're not exactly as backwoods as still hanging people on the courthouse lawn either. I'd say we've been nothing but open minded, simply becuase we've not been given any other choice. However, the issue at hand is discussing bi-racism. List whatever race you feel is appropriate. At one time the race of the child was automatically listed as the mother's race. Makes sense considering the mother gives birth and there are occasions where the father is not going to be a part of the child's life. In those circumstances, the mother will probably prefer to have only her info listed for the child as well. But I would appreciate it if the jabs at the close minded southern folks were left out...
southernbit

Marietta, GA

#94 Dec 7, 2010
nativeblac wrote:
That person is correct about the South, they are closed minded about bi-racial they still hold them values that you have think about the Children growing up not being accepted in society which is lame but, that is how the South see things and that is they way like to keep it....Sad.
And just out of curiosity, do you happen to know how to write in individual, complete, grammatically correct sentences?
Fact

AOL

#95 Dec 7, 2010
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!
Your child is 100% black.
Unknown

Lexington, SC

#96 Jun 5, 2012
OK I just my friend who has a mixed baby and he said that on his daughters birth certificate it says mixed, father is white and mother is black their baby was born in 2010
MULTIRACIAL

Omaha, NE

#98 Apr 5, 2013
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.
That would make them multiracial or multicultural not biracial. My great-grandfather on my moms side was German and Irish, my great grandmother was black and Native American my grandma has always identied as black but to all of us she is multiracial. My grandfather on my dads side was Puerto Rican my grandmother on my dads side was black I've always identied as black.
FEBBIE

Alexandria, VA

#99 Sep 10, 2013
My cousin had issue where she is white, her husband is asian and thier three kids are listed as asian. when she asked them why her kids are not listed as white/asian she was told they are not allowed to do that, they have to list them as the "minority" race. So my cousin was upset as it is like her genes did not contribute as much as her husbands. so not sure if this is a regional thing or across the board. From the above posts it appears to be regional, but I don't understand the purpose of it and why they would only put the "minority" race for children.
JoshStlouis

United States

#100 Nov 26, 2014
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
ah yes as you still have a parent that is biracial meaning more than one! Though you are starting to back down the numbers.
the black

Jackson Heights, NY

#101 Nov 26, 2014
Can We Talk wrote:
<quoted text>They don't list the race anymore.
They don't have to. There is just white and non white. The biracial thing is not only BS but down right dangerous. Obama is biracial anf he is considered our first black prez. They see color. I have biracial relatives very light almost white . Obviously not white enough cause cops know who is and who is not. Teach your children about each culture but a mixed black and white child is black.if he /should get this message taught at home so the cops dont have to teach it to them with a gun.
Drilling for the nerve

Rochester, NY

#102 Nov 27, 2014
"What does the birth certificate say for biracial (black & white) chillren?"

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Kimber lee

Newark, DE

#103 Dec 11, 2015
What does it matter what color the child is its all about how u raise ur child 2 b a good kind caring not 2 lie steal treat others as you want 2 b treated & so on. How do u raise a child of any color just do u r best.

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