Black ? No. White? No. Human? Yes!

Douglas Rice
Fruita, CO

I struggled for four decades to find some sort of racial identity…I’m bi-racial by my DNA, but having been raised in white culture where white people called me black I’ve never identified as white, and having been raised in white culture I didn’t “experience” black culture so I don’t Identify as black…and to identify as bi-racial one needs to have some feelings of connection to both white and black culture, but I don’t feel connected to either. I’ve realized that I FEEL more comfortable and happy without a racial identity.

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4 Responses to "Black ? No. White? No. Human? Yes!"
  1. sad says:

    Amen to that! We are all a part of the human race, and now is a very good time to get that message going. You are you, and not defined by some external label that is meant to categorize you for the convenience of others.

  2. Whitey says:

    There are so many ‘blacks’ that are actually Mulatto (Sorry if you don’t like this term, I guess some people don’t, but it’s what your race is if you’re mixed with black and white) in this country. So really you are a new race, and you should join with the other Mulattos and form a new identity and group. At least that’s what I would do if I was mixed race.

  3. olblue9 says:

    Mixed race people should consider themselves ahead of the times. You are just suffering from growing pains. Just look at any popular advertisement in today’s market. The media is filled with mixed race models. I know that a lot of folks try to strap their fears and labels on all of us. Consider yourself the “Rosa Parks” of your times (she was pretty much “mocha” as I recall). We all have a lot better things to worry about than what other people may or may not think about us. Hell I’ve been “lily white” for a long time, and still don’t conform to other peoples expectations.

  4. Le Batteur says:

    You’re the only one I’ve seen here so far who has it right. You’re not the one who’s odd here, you’ve seen what is correct and it’s those who cannot see this who need to be enlightened to it.

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