Does it matter if I’m mixed?

Rebecca Tester
Lenoir, NC

What does it mean to be “mixed” anyway? Does it even matter? I’ll never forget that first day of school when everyone wanted to know the colors of my parents.

Keep the conversation going - comment and discuss with your thoughts

  • Amy

    Of course it matters. Saying it doesn’t matter discounts everyone’s heritage.

  • ElenaWill

    Little kids are just curious. What did you say in reply?

  • JD

    It depends on what you mean by “matters.”

    1. If you mean defines your worth as a human: no it does not. I’m assuming you already knew that.

    2. If you mean contributes to understanding and appreciation of your heritage: yes it does. But that gets more detailed than JUST race.

    3. If you mean to allow others to find reasons to discriminate: no it doesn’t; they’ll find their reasons regardless if you help them. So I say make up complete BS for these people.

    …etc.

  • Aniyah Oberlton

    Being mixed means you are two different races. It does matter because it who you are. I just found out i am mixed and i love it, it separates from everyone else, its what makes me different

 

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