How do you feel about bi-racial people?

How do you feel about bi-racial people?

Posted in the African-American Forum

First Prev
of 21
Next Last
Carmen

Trenton, NC

#1 Nov 25, 2006
Recently I have noticed on these discussion forums how people talk about their not crazy over interracial dating or just simply hate it.

But I wonder, how does everybody feel about bi-racial/multiracial people?

I am bi-racial myself. My mother is African-American with Amerindian roots and my father is Caucasian with Amerindian roots himself.

Anyways, I guess you can say I'm connected being black more so to speak. I was raised by my single black mother along with my half brother who is black (we have different fathers). I grew up really around my black family. My white family wasn't so excepting of me. Especially my grandmother. Except for my aunt, she was always there :)

I really didn't experience racism growing up. I grew up in a military area for some time (my dad was home station in Virginia Beach, VA) and of course I had TONS of bi-racial friends. So I never felt left out. And still don't.

Personally I get along well with people, I blend in with my black friends and my white friends well. I think alot of that comes from on how my mother raised me too.

But that's not to say I grew up in a colorless world. I did get call a n***** by this one white guy over his son I got into a fight with. Which is funny, cause the same guy who called me a n***** was trying to get with my mom like some months later :O.

To be honest, I got alot of crap about being half white. Being told by some of my black relatives I was too white looking and acted like a white girl. That was funny itself, cause growing up I always had a "latino brown" tan complexion with dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. But yet, I have relatives that are 100% black and have red straight hair with light blue eyes.

But to get back to the point, I was just pin pointing some of my experiences. I'm usually well accepted with the occasional "hey yo white girl!!" or "are you Puerto Rican or Mexican?"

I hope I didn't ramble too much.

What are your thoughts on this?
Honestly

United States

#2 Nov 25, 2006
I have nothing against interracial dating. If you like the other race, so what.
naavastar

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Nov 25, 2006
I am half black/half white as well.
On my mom's side (who is black), her mother didn't want my mom to marry my white father. But eventually, her mother was like, "Whoever makes you happy, makes me happy!"

On my dad's side (who is white), they were surprisingly VERY accepting. I love that side of my family. Maybe even more than my other side.

I am a black girl. Still. NO one says, "Oh she is half black!" at school or anything. I am black.
naavastar

United States

#5 Dec 3, 2006
Dolla Dolla wrote:
Personally, I dont like half negro's! Because they suffer from identity crisis, and im not racist!
True.. We do experience an identity crisis.
But it's nice being both races. WE understand both sides of the cultures. And we turn out beautiful. ;p
Jihee Kierre Marie

United States

#6 Dec 3, 2006
im korean/japanese/puerto rican/black..and it is very true that people who are biraced usually getz better perspectives of life and get along wit most of the races.
and yes we turn out soo beautiful..
and i really feel that there is nothin wrong with dating with someone out of your race because i mean you reach ur time and God calls you home, you arent going to be buried wit your color.
you are going to be buried with the life that you had and the things that you have done and the last thing that is going to go through your head is how great your life was not ohh shoot im black and white or whatever...
Mena Marlowe

Louisville, KY

#7 Dec 4, 2006
Dolla Dolla wrote:
Personally, I dont like half negro's! Because they suffer from identity crisis, and im not racist!
I think the only reason there has been so much so called identity crisis is because after all these years America still makes you pick between white and Black there is no Bi/racial, mullatto,or whatever other category that there should be for a mixed person & I really hate having the OTHER category like we are sub humans or something without a title. for the ones who look dam near white are they supposed to forsake their black roots? for the ones who favor more looking black are they supposed to forsake their white heritage? and so on and so forth depending on what you are mixed with. As a mixed person myself with a white mother & black father, with multi cultural relatives including Asians, I think it is sad to have to choose, we are beautiful people that experience more than one culture and we should not have to choose WHAT COLOR that we want to be.
That is the only reason for any type of identity crisis We dont technically fit into society we are still considered muts or half breeds by the government not fit to have our own race. I personally identify more with my black heritage but I totally feel like just what I am a mixed person! most people think I am puerto rican or hispanic of some sort and they always ask me what I am? I say I am bi-racial with white and black, but I still wish we had an official name!
naavastar

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Dec 5, 2006
Mena Marlowe wrote:
<quoted text>
I think the only reason there has been so much so called identity crisis is because after all these years America still makes you pick between white and Black there is no Bi/racial, mullatto,or whatever other category that there should be for a mixed person & I really hate having the OTHER category like we are sub humans or something without a title. for the ones who look dam near white are they supposed to forsake their black roots? for the ones who favor more looking black are they supposed to forsake their white heritage? and so on and so forth depending on what you are mixed with. As a mixed person myself with a white mother & black father, with multi cultural relatives including Asians, I think it is sad to have to choose, we are beautiful people that experience more than one culture and we should not have to choose WHAT COLOR that we want to be.
That is the only reason for any type of identity crisis We dont technically fit into society we are still considered muts or half breeds by the government not fit to have our own race. I personally identify more with my black heritage but I totally feel like just what I am a mixed person! most people think I am puerto rican or hispanic of some sort and they always ask me what I am? I say I am bi-racial with white and black, but I still wish we had an official name!
I completely agree! We should have a name.
Not mulatto, because back then it was a racist word.

But they should have it this way.For example, if we are writing an application for race, it should not only have black, asian, white,etc. but mix people, also.
Mena Marlowe

Louisville, KY

#9 Dec 5, 2006
naavastar wrote:
<quoted text>
I completely agree! We should have a name.
Not mulatto, because back then it was a racist word.
But they should have it this way.For example, if we are writing an application for race, it should not only have black, asian, white,etc. but mix people, also.
Yeah we need a title that is respectable to us yet seperate from the rest I may have to petition washington about it! I think I will wait til Hillary is in office- Oh yeah she officially is going to run I cant wait 2008 is going to be exciting
edo bg

Evansville, IN

#10 Dec 5, 2006
naavastar wrote:
<quoted text>
True.. We do experience an identity crisis.
But it's nice being both races. WE understand both sides of the cultures. And we turn out beautiful. ;p
I'm engaged to a black woman, and we spoke about what our kids would be called. I would be offended if they said they were black. I feel that would be denying me as their father. They would be called bi racial. Actually Black and Bosnian, and that is it. Not black not bosnian.
Yolanda

United States

#11 Dec 5, 2006
naavastar wrote:
<quoted text>
I completely agree! We should have a name.
Not mulatto, because back then it was a racist word.
But they should have it this way.For example, if we are writing an application for race, it should not only have black, asian, white,etc. but mix people, also.
Maybe you guys could make up a name to call yourselves, like Tiger Woods did. He says he is "Cabilinasian". He made that up.
naavastar

Turkey

#12 Dec 5, 2006
Mena Marlowe wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah we need a title that is respectable to us yet seperate from the rest I may have to petition washington about it! I think I will wait til Hillary is in office- Oh yeah she officially is going to run I cant wait 2008 is going to be exciting
Oh-Hee!

I am thrilled, also!

She will win for sure.
naavastar

Turkey

#13 Dec 5, 2006
Yolanda wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe you guys could make up a name to call yourselves, like Tiger Woods did. He says he is "Cabilinasian". He made that up.
Cabilinasian?

What the heckk does that stand for?

I know the asian part but what about the "cabilin"?
Mena Marlowe

Louisville, KY

#14 Dec 6, 2006
naavastar wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh-Hee!
I am thrilled, also!
She will win for sure.
I love Hillary, I have every confidence that she will win even my Black non political fiance' says that he would vote for her maybe america would be more peace ful with a woman president! I saw it on the Jay Leno show the other night a the New York Post said she is definately going to run!
I just hope the White men of America can handle it! I know alot that can but just like Kennedy she will be loved by many and hated like no other by the few!
Tiara_Rena

Notre Dame, IN

#15 Dec 6, 2006
I agree with Mena.

I am biracial. My father is white and my mother is black and indian. We are constantly having to deny who we are. Especially on tests that say check only one race or there is ofcourse the option of that other box. I as well hate that other box. its like we aren't human like we arent good enough to get a category so we have to be "something" else. i am proud to be a biracial person and they need to do somethin about those tests
Mena Marlowe

Louisville, KY

#16 Dec 6, 2006
Tiara_Rena wrote:
I agree with Mena.
I am biracial. My father is white and my mother is black and indian. We are constantly having to deny who we are. Especially on tests that say check only one race or there is ofcourse the option of that other box. I as well hate that other box. its like we aren't human like we arent good enough to get a category so we have to be "something" else. i am proud to be a biracial person and they need to do somethin about those tests
Absolutely !!!!
Kathy

Killeen, TX

#17 Dec 6, 2006
naavastar wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh-Hee!
I am thrilled, also!
She will win for sure.
How did you a girl of 14 get to Turkey?
Mena Marlowe

Louisville, KY

#18 Dec 6, 2006
Kathy wrote:
<quoted text>How did you a girl of 14 get to Turkey?
N-Staar
is 14??
Kathy

Killeen, TX

#19 Dec 6, 2006
Mena Marlowe wrote:
<quoted text>
N-Staar
is 14??
YES according to her. wink wink.. I wish you would read all the delightful things this "14 year old has posted". I dont believe it now and I didnt believe it then.
Mena Marlowe

Louisville, KY

#20 Dec 6, 2006
Kathy wrote:
<quoted text>YES according to her. wink wink.. I wish you would read all the delightful things this "14 year old has posted". I dont believe it now and I didnt believe it then.
LMAO
I might have to go do some history research some of the forums are getting heated today! What is the deal with the person that Mr Darryl was explaining the history of BET too
Do you all think they are using another name now? was this person mean when they were on before?
Just curious ???? If you dont feel like commenting that is all good. This is my first real chat forum When i am working I never have time for this type of chit chatting LOL
Patriq

Runnemede, NJ

#21 Dec 6, 2006
edo bg wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm engaged to a black woman, and we spoke about what our kids would be called. I would be offended if they said they were black. I feel that would be denying me as their father. They would be called bi racial. Actually Black and Bosnian, and that is it. Not black not bosnian.
Than half the battle is already over for you Edo, the rest is easy, teach your child all you can about Bosnia the good the bad, Your woman will teach the child the same hell dont let your language and culture fade away its your right to keep that alive in them, whether they move closer to AA or Bosnian side its still apart of them. I would feel I was not complete to be of Hatian decent and couldn't speak my own language even if only I do mostly with family and a few people where I work, this world is getting smaller your kids can speak and learn other languages I'm sure you know its beneficial these days to speak more than english, pass it on to your kids mine are speaking french and spanish, and of course english, to honor both cultures my wife and I have.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 21
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

African-American Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Jury says open season on ]\[iggers in Baltimore. 3 min Hmm 18
The UK has left the EU 4 min Nemesis 23
News Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 6 min ritedownthemiddle 1,394,335
Three Iraqi/Sudanese children abused and pissed... 8 min Marcus Washington 75
Idea To Make Whites Leave America 12 min Drilling for the ... 25
Do black men really have larger penises? (Sep '10) 22 min Marcus Washington 1,274
Obama Honors Homosexual Bar 33 min White and Forever 2
Hebrew Israelite (Feb '11) 36 min you knew 135,922
the moors were black africans not arabs!!! (Jun '08) 1 hr Don Barros Serrano 46,229
I need proof that the Ancient Egyptians Were No... (Oct '07) 7 hr Don Barros Serrano 32,515
More from around the web