Biracial anxiety; black/white; both/neither?

Tracey Frierson
North Ridgeville, OH

Version 2:  biracial anxiety; black/white; neither/both!

I have two adult biracial daughters, three years apart, raised in the same home under similar circumstances- one for whom racial identity has been problematic, the other who identifies herself as Black and has always seemed to adjust positively to that aspect of her life. The two Race Cards above reflect their different perspectives- version 1 reflects difficulty with biracial identity while version 2 reflects the positive blending of both sides of her heritage. Interestingly daughter of version 1 has married a White man and daughter of version 2 has married a Black man. So it goes with race in America.

 

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