All of a sudden I'm questioning "mixed" folks. Meaning: What are y'all?... For the most part I always considered anyone mixed with Black as "Black." But after watching this video and just thinking about the times when I've been confronted with the actual identity of some mixed folk, the question clearly stands with the reality of YOU ARE MIXED. So just what are you?
Now don't get me wrong, you don't have to choose. And then again, you can choose if you want to... But it would be remiss to think that just because you're "mixed" (with let's say Black and White) you are one and not the other. The truth is your are both, right?
Yet I know some Mixed folk who have clearly chosen to be Black vs. the Whiteness of one of their parents. And that's cool. I guess... After all, It's not my dilemma.
The historical rules of this society have labeled a person to be "Black" if you have one drop of Black blood in you. But I now see that's just a societal term or thought. It really doesn't embody the truth of what a mixed person is. It only deems how society is "supposed" to think about you.
However some of you have clearly decided to be just "Black." And some resist being put in a box of just "Black."
Personally I've never associated "Black" with being a real lael of race. I'm saying you got Persians in Persia, you got Indians in India, you got Chinese in China etc.... But where is the country Black? Or just as valid, where is the country of White?...
Sure I get the convenience of those labels, but I think our society has become lazy when it comes to acknowledging each other. Then again, are we moving towards a colorless society, or at least a society where color doesn't really matter?
I dunno.... But I do that it is important to some people. So it'll always be an issue. So to at least help me and the rest of the world figure it, please take the poll below.
And is it politically correct to capitalize the word "Mixed?" I I always capitalize Black, White and so on... And I know it's like a matter of choice. I guess I'm kinda wondering if "Mixed" is the new race.