But, Amneris, for the self-identified biracial person with 1 black parent, the bi-racial self-identification NECESSARILY INCLUDES the black parent. That's a no brainer, and I can't see it as being confusing. I also don't see why that person has to say, "I am black, but also [insert the other parents race]." I know that race prejudice is virulent against black people and there is a lot of ugliness and wounds. But I don't think the answer to that ugliness and those wounds is to make every bi-racial person with black ancestry have to proclaim their blackness over other heritage/background and culture.
But we can certainly agree to disagree.
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."
"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)
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