What race goes on the birth certificate of a baby mixed with white and black?

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Memphian

Olive Branch, MS

#1 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!
DILF

Medford, NY

#2 Jan 13, 2009
Your best bet is to contact your hospital, rather than trying to get this information from the "Offbeat Topix Forum".

I'm just sayin'.......
Lindsey

Huntsville, AL

#3 Jan 21, 2009
in Alabama you are the race of the mother

“Out in the West Texas”

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Since: Mar 08

town of El Paso

#4 Jan 21, 2009
Lindsey wrote:
in Alabama you are the race of the mother
In Arkansas, the baby would be the race of his/her mother and sister, which of course would be the same person.

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Since: Dec 07

and the American Way

#5 Jan 21, 2009
DILF wrote:
Your best bet is to contact your hospital, rather than trying to get this information from the "Offbeat Topix Forum".
I'm just sayin'.......
I think this is the best answer you are gonna get, unless someone answers who has prior expierence.

Since: Jan 09

Olive Branch, MS

#6 Jan 21, 2009
William Pena wrote:
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In Arkansas, the baby would be the race of his/her mother and sister, which of course would be the same person.
LMAO!

“..merry Christmas....”

Since: Jun 08

....to each and all.....!

#7 Jan 21, 2009
Memphian wrote:
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LMAO!
Girl, do NOT encourage that man...

“Out in the West Texas”

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town of El Paso

#8 Jan 21, 2009
Memphian wrote:
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LMAO!
Umm, so is a person from Memphis actually referred to as a Memphian? I woulda thought it was a Memphisian or maybe a Memphasite (although that sounds like a disease). I wanna know!

Since: Jan 09

Olive Branch, MS

#9 Jan 21, 2009
William Pena wrote:
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Umm, so is a person from Memphis actually referred to as a Memphian? I woulda thought it was a Memphisian or maybe a Memphasite (although that sounds like a disease). I wanna know!
No...it's Memphian...I would know.

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Since: May 08

land of enchantment

#10 Jan 21, 2009
DILF wrote:
Your best bet is to contact your hospital, rather than trying to get this information from the "Offbeat Topix Forum".
I'm just sayin'.......
Or She could ask Barack Obama I'm sure he would have the answer.

Since: Jan 09

Olive Branch, MS

#11 Jan 21, 2009
Sandeedee wrote:
<quoted text>Or She could ask Barack Obama I'm sure he would have the answer.
Was that even called for? What a stupid thing to say! This has nothing to do with the damn President...grow up.

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Since: May 08

land of enchantment

#12 Jan 21, 2009
Memphian wrote:
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Was that even called for? What a stupid thing to say! This has nothing to do with the damn President...grow up.
FU the man is half white and half black !!!! Don't f@ck with me!! Plus I wasn't talking to you I was talking to DILF

“Let her cry, for she's a Lady”

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Since: Apr 08

Let her dream, she's a Child

#13 Jan 21, 2009
I was told its the race of the father. Which as my oldest sons father was from Spain... made my son spanish. However, I have native blood, and he qualifies for assistance (but his children won't).

By birth certificate is wrong, seeing as my own fathers' father, was black. So by those laws, this lil glow in the dark white girl, is black. Go figure!

So, I vote for Human Race. I hate that we have to *label* ourselves as a race/color. I mean really, my color (baby powder/ivory white) is not even in existence! And my race is VampyrePixie!

As Always,
Cherish Your Loved Ones.
Best way to find out, is to call your local Hall of Records, they will have the answer for you.
another other

Great Falls, MT

#14 Jan 21, 2009
At my grandbabies birth they had boxes you know white black asian native american and of course for the majority of most people in this big melting pot of race was "other".

Since: Jan 09

Olive Branch, MS

#15 Jan 21, 2009
Sandeedee wrote:
<quoted text>FU the man is half white and half black !!!! Don't f@ck with me!! Plus I wasn't talking to you I was talking to DILF
You had me tagged in your response,and I'm the one who made the thread... so how were you NOT talking to me??? And like I said...Obama has nothing to do with this. This is a serious question, and your rude comments are not wanted here.
thaw me out

United States

#16 Jan 21, 2009
gray? JK..... I want to be an American!
thaw me out

United States

#17 Jan 21, 2009
I am caucasian, but none of my ancestors are from or been to asia.

“I hope life isn't a joke”

Since: May 08

land of enchantment

#18 Jan 21, 2009
Memphian wrote:
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You had me tagged in your response,and I'm the one who made the thread... so how were you NOT talking to me??? And like I said...Obama has nothing to do with this. This is a serious question, and your rude comments are not wanted here.
You responded to me first on comment #11 Don't flatter youself I wouldn't never ever bother talk to you to begin with!!! So please don't bother commenting back to me agian!!

“I hope life isn't a joke”

Since: May 08

land of enchantment

#19 Jan 22, 2009
Memphian wrote:
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You had me tagged in your response,and I'm the one who made the thread... so how were you NOT talking to me??? And like I said...Obama has nothing to do with this. This is a serious question, and your rude comments are not wanted here.
I really didn't realize that you made this thread!! If this is such a serious question why would you put it in offbeat!!
thaw me out

United States

#20 Jan 22, 2009
Sandeedee wrote:
<quoted text>I really didn't realize that you made this thread!! If this is such a serious question why would you put it in offbeat!!
She looked for the most intelligent people on topix to give her ideas! You should be flattered! Your answer was a good one! Obama would know, he checked it on the presidential campaign job application.

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