Sandra L. Gross
Very well said. And so true. I’m in the same boat. Sad that it is this way.
This simple statement encompasses my entire life.
My 7 month old daughter doesn’t look black at all. She looks completely white like her father. I’m full African American. What can I do to help her navigate through life when she’s older.
“Full African America” just means you probably already have white in you
somewhere and don’t know it. African Americans are brown for the most
part not Black. Black is just a label used to replace “negro” from slave
days which also is spanish for black…., but if you open a box of
crayons and have to choose a color that best represents your skin tone,
i’d bet you’d select brown as a “full African American”. So if you take a
“full caucasian” and add a “Full African American” you will most likely
end up with a kid that is technically more “white then brown.” And
depending on the percentages. Yes, not surprising. But then again shes 7 months old and she’s still growing. Comment again when shes 2 years old. Oh look…which is just about time! yay!
Well she is mixed/biracial/(multiracial maybe?)/Two or more races. She should know her family history. Where her mother and father come from. Experiences the cultures of both. Don’t pigeonhole her into one category. Let her make up her own mind how she self identifies. Times are changing, There are more mutli-racial kids then ever before.
Really i also find it a lonely life when “blacks” call you an oreo because you are biracial. And you don’t really identify with either of the two races your parents are.