Technically, yes I am mixed but so is everyone else. No one is 100%. I am a lot like Amandla Stenberg. I identify as a black woman, I speak out about black issues and I plan on marrying a black man and having black kids. It's also annoying how whenever a mixed race person accomplishes something we're "mixed" but when it's something negative then we're "black."
Whenever I call myself black, people are always like "you're mixed." Its mostly white people though, black people accept it. I am very aware of my white side (because of my blue eyes) but I don't want to be seen as anything other than black. I'm not speaking for all mixed people, but a lot of us. Like Zendaya, Tinashe, me, Elle Varner, Amandla Stenberg, my sisters, Barack Obama, etc..
Most Helpful Guy
right, because barack obama was hailed as "the first mixed race president!" not.
the irony is, blacks often moan about how "racist" the constitution was. example. the 3/5th's clause, which counted slaves as only 3/5ths representation, a compromise to limit the voting power of the slave holding south at the time. yet blacks today claim the constitution only recognized them as 3/5th's of a person, despite it being a measure to try to limit the power of slave holding states.
or the one drop rule. once a terribly racist thing. now even halle berry, half white actress who had a kid with a white guy, declared her son was black because of the one drop rule.0
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I don't quite think that a lot of people understand what "identifying" as a certain race means.
It does not mean you are disregarding that you have the best of both worlds.
It is just acknowledging the fact that society will view you as a black person because of the way you look.
Also, someone who is mixed that looks more one "race" than the other will have a very different life experience than someone who looks almost 100 percent White.
There is no denying that.
People that look like Barack Obama, Alicia Keys, J Cole, etc. will never have a White experience or white privilege.0