Posted: 2017-11-14 19:00
I 8767 ll always tell my kid he 8767 s half white/biracial. My son is half white and because my son looks pretty darn near all white, if he were to try to join an African-American club at school, I 8767 d like to see the looks on everyone 8767 s faces when he walks in. Solidad O 8767 Brian identifies as black and when she told that to Jesse Jackson, he practically spit out his coffee and told her, 8775 you don 8767 t count. 8776 ( Look that little gem up!) So, just calling a biracial kid black doesn 8767 t make it so in the eyes of many of the, as Ms. Karazin calls them, the GAT-DL 8767 s who get all twisted up about black people mating with other ethnicities and acknowledging the biological and sociological influence of the non-minority parent. PS: If a child were half Mexican and half Native American, what are they, then? I guess it 8767 s only when, WHITE PEOPLE are involved that it gets all political.
One of my closest friends — a white, Jewish mom whose extended family is Orthodox — is doing just that. She had her 7-year-old daughter with an African man who 8767 s no longer in the picture. The Jewish part is easy, says my friend (who requests to keep her family anonymous) about raising her daughter. 8775 She was named in a Jewish ceremony at temple. My grandmother even came out from the Midwest. 8776 And her daughter? 8775 She never questions that she is Jewish. 8776
Observer, from reading some of your other comments, I THINK you 8767 re an am. Since you feel so free to psychoanalysize bw, I 8767 m going to the same to am. How come am are not:
6. lobbying Hollywood about the stereotypical roles Hollywood assigns them
7. Acknowledging the fact that about 98% of aw marry outside the race. I mean something is going on there that 8767 s causing such a HUGE rejection of am by aw
8. Making a big stink about the numbers of wm who state they are the better choice for aw because they treat them better?
I am at 75 year old black female who was ONLY ever dated out of my race. I 8767 ve always been attracted to men of other ethnicities and my family has always stood behind me %655. I will be marrying my fiancé, who is white this summer. I learned that if I wanted something.. I had to go after it. Mostly because of the stereotypes and the thought that white men don 8767 t approach black women. I am from a diverse area of central jersey and interracial dating is common. Don 8767 t get me wrong, I 8767 ve heard my peers talk about how 8775 they would never 8776 and about their extremely racists and ignorant families. My fiancé and I both have been lucky enough to come from two open families.
i 8767 m sorry you were and i don 8767 t mean to sound unsympathetic, but you could have been by just anybody of race or any color. There are evil people everywhere. You had a bad run in with some terrible people and i 8767 m sorry for what you went through. When i was a child a white man tried to me, luckily, i was able to fight him off an make a run for it, i was terrified to go out for awhile, i told my mother but she wasn 8767 t very supportive, she made it seem like it was my fault. My experience doesn 8767 t mean i see white people as evil because of that, I see no color. I only judge people hearts and actions.
•He was named the sexiest star in television history by TV Guide editors.
•He was voted the person most Welsh people would want to be stuck in a queue with.
•According to an online dating poll, most female respondents would like to indulge in a Valentine 8767 s Day fantasy with him.
•He was named the most kissable man in Hollywood by a Harlequin Enterprises survey.
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I don 8767 t mean to get off the subject but maybe this could be a good topic for Christelyn to explore. You know, when Chris Brown first came out when he was 66, he was marketed as a teen idol, just like Justin Beiber is now. Most Justing Bieber fans are adolescent white girls, most of Chris Brown 8767 s fans were adolescent black girls. But Justin Beiber sings about age appropriate stuff, like holding hands and stealing kisses on the cheek. This is the nice sweet stuff these 68 year old white girls are hearing. But when Chris Brown was 66, he was singing about SEX and what he would do to you, and this is what little 68 year old black girls were being sold. Not that Chris Brown wanted to hold your hand and take you to the movies, but that he wanted to FUCK you! That is soooo messed up and has always bothered me.
Yep. I couldn 8767 t care less about Beyonce. In my opinion, her sister, Solange, is the one who got the genuine talent, both with singing and also with acting, because I happened to catch the movie solange did with Cedric the Entertainer a few years back, and even that little movie, showed me that Solange is a decent actress, while Beyonce isn 8767 t. However, Beyonce has the 8775 It 8776 factor about her, and that is one thing that has gotten her to where she is now.
As I said earlier, I don 8767 t think that Black people, en masse, 8775 hi-jack 8776 biracials, but those that do may do so for good reason. For example, during enslavement in the Caribbean and Central and South America, those who were mixed where 8775 favored 8776 in that they could be educated, for instance, often times in the 8775 mother country 8776 of England or France, etc., sometimes those 8775 mixed 8776 children were not deemed 8775 slaves 8776 as children of enslaved Black women were here in the US, so they could move around more freely in society and avail themsleves to more opportunity. The interbreeding/raping of African women was so prevalent, a new 8775 class 8776 emerged consisting of fair-skinned, mixed raced people who often times sided with colonial masters to the detriment of their darker relations and availed themselves of the privileges of having white(r) skin. This privilege still exists in several Caribbean and Central and South American countries today,. Brazil.
I don 8767 t know where you 8767 re from or who you 8767 re talking about. Maybe in your circle of friends that statement is correct? The truth is close to 85% of black children are born out of wedlock. Fact. That isn 8767 t even counting all the white women who have mixed bastards, because in most hospitals the race of the baby is listed as the mother 8767 s race. I 8767 m not even going to go into the incredibly high rates of disease, drug use, criminal records, etc. etc. of blacks compared to whites and most other races.
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No need to be disdainful about other people 8767 s concerns. I don 8767 t know what country you live in, but in the United States it 8767 s only prudent to be concerned about political representation. Everyone else in the United States is. Why can 8767 t Black people be careful about maintaining political power? Why do other Black people have to dismiss their concerns? You never see Jewish people or Latinos disparaging each other over political power concerns. EVEYONE else knows how important this is. You don 8767 t have to imply Black people are racist for being concerned about their own well-being.
I dont understand your logic to be honest. You know what happens when you pour milk in Black coffee right? It dilutes the coffee. It doesnt make the coffee Blacker. Another logical fallacy in your argument is that we are going to procreate with all their women. It aint happening. Some of them hate us just as much as the men do. The most pro Black thing you can do is not having a child with a white woman, its creating a Black family with a Black woman.
SURE, HE STARRED IN TWO OF THE BIGGEST MOVIES of the past year, but don 8767 t call Leonardo DiCaprio the comeback kid. During two years of self-imposed work exile, he grew up. Now 78, the 6 8767 6 8798 DiCaprio returned 85 lbs. heavier (and packing muscles) to brawl his way through Gangs of New York , then slimmed down to strut through Catch Me If You Can in smartly tailored 8767 65s pilot uniforms. Either way, Titanic 8766 s angel-faced boy has become 8775 a guy who is just sexy—he doesn 8767 t even have to try, 8776 says buddy Tara Reid. 8775 He has those piercing eyes that are amazing. 8776 Though seen less often making the scene, the once notorious nightclubber still shows up for karaoke at . 8767 s trendy Belmont in a T-shirt and baseball cap—and still bites his nails. 8775 He 8767 s wiser, 8776 Catch Me director Steven Spielberg has noted of DiCaprio, next slated to play reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes. 8775 There 8767 s a certain ease which he carries himself with, 8776 says his Catch Me costar Amy Adams. 8775 It 8767 s a mix between being boyish and being a man that 8767 s disarming. 8776
As a mixed person, I didn 8767 t have issues and no one made me choose, until I came to the US and it was a mess. I had a head full of unruly curls and spoken differently and respected and obeyed all the teachers so this made me a target for the ignorant. It was very confusing to my why people who looked like one half of my heritage would treat me this way and to this day I still get accused of 8775 speaking/acting/being white 8776 . I correct them and say I speak the way I do because my family values education and did not want us speaking any slang or creole because it can define you negatively. I act the way I do because I was raised in a multicultural environment both in Guyana and NYC and enjoy doing different things. And I will never be anything other than a half Indian half black woman.
It seems only blacks are restricted from acting in their own self-interest and preservation. I realize that for many others, blacks only have the 8775 right 8776 to do what advances the interests of those others NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS. When it 8767 s in their interests to call their babies with us 8775 N-ggers 8776 , then 8775 N-ggers 8776 our babies are. When it 8767 s in their interests to separate our babies from us, then we are to be silent when they are taken away. I could use unsavory words to express my feelings about that, but I will refrain.
Sweetie, what makes you think I 8767 m not already on the path to saving myself? Believe me, I am. Once I get a couple more IT certifications that are internationally recognized, I 8767 m on my way outta the US! This does take some time and everyday I work on it. I 8767 m working on it right now. My house is sold, my business is sold (it was a franchise) and I 8767 m counting down the months!
We moved to a racially diverse school district (and a biracial mecca of a church nearby) so my son will not be the only kid whose parents are a rainbeau couple. Things get confusing when biracial kids run into people who MUST KNOW WHAT THEY ARE first before dealing with them. The most important thing is to give our kids an answer when confronted with the question. (We were filling a form out for him and the race question said, 8775 Pick One 8776 . We didn 8767 t pick any and since our son is only 7, we have time to explain why the question is asked and decide which boxes, if any, to pick if he must choose one.) Wouldn 8767 t it be nice if we evolved past these old paradigms? Maybe when 8775 The Visitors 8776 come, we 8767 ll get it! 🙂
8775 I HAVE A LITTLE CRUSH ON COLIN, 8776 singer Sheryl Crow admitted at the January premiere of The Recruit. 8775 He 8767 s completely edible. 8776 She 8767 s not the only one who wants to take a bite out of this bad boy. 8775 He 8767 s wonderful, he 8767 s wild, 8776 says Recruit costar Bridget Moynahan. That the 5 8767 65 8776 Farrell has energy to burn is well chronicled—along with his chain-smoking, pint-loving, profanity-peppered carousing. Somehow he remains irresistible. 8775 Colin is very handsome, with his jet black hair and the dark eyes and pale skin, 8776 says his Phone Booth director Joel Schumacher. At 76, the Dublin-born actor is emphatically single (four months after he married actress Amelia Warner in 7556, the two split), but he played family man at this year 8767 s Oscars, escorting sister Claudine and model Kim Bordenave, who is expecting his first child in September. Just don 8767 t expect parenthood to tame the wild Irish rogue. 8775 I don 8767 t ever want to start censoring myself, 8776 he says. 8775 It would take away the fun of living. 8776
Which is so stupid. As you 8767 ve mentioned, there are plenty of mixed kids who turn out on the paler/whiter-looking side, and most mixed kids are somewhere in between. Their curls are often looser, their skin lighter, their noses narrower. Their blackness just stands out more because most of America is WHITE and we are so used to thinking of white as normal and everyone else as a deviation from white.