Why can’t my children embrace both (of their) heritages?

100_0033Melanie
USA

When I first had my children someone told my husband that our children will be considered black in this country. When I fill out forms for them there is a check box for black and white but not both. I mark both. I will not have them pick one over the other. Relatives worry that my children do not have enough black friends. Why is that an issue? Why is Obama considered a black president or “African American”? Why should his mother’s DNA be left out of his background. I just don’t understand… I tell my children they are like Chop Suey. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. :-)

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  • MingTheGreat

    This country is such a melting pot of races, cultures, and religions, that people just call you by what they see. We can try to exactly pinpoint what we are, but in the end here, we’re just known by the color of our skin or where we came from. I believe what really defines us is the way we act and feel, and how we will use the gifts God gave us to make this a better place to live without being named by our skin or place of origin. And if you don’t believe in God, believe in hope, hope that one day we won’t be called black or white, just as a friend.

 

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