I guess. The reality is that many mixed race people aren't fully "one of them" based on the mono-racial or mono-cultural communities of their parents. That's the beauty of being mixed and also the special bond that many mixed people (of many different backgrounds) have with each other. There is a hybridity and unique quality and life experiences that are best shared/related to by (1) siblings or (2) other mixed race people.
Also, not everyone who has black ancestry feels steeped in or even comfortable with black culture. Looking black and adopting black cultural norms are two different things - sometimes they coincide as in someone who "looks black" and "embraces black culture" or different mismatches of "looks mixed/embraces black culture" or "looks black/doesnt embrace black culture." Then, there is the option of "looks mixed/doesn't embrace black culture/ but recognizes both parents." Those variations and choices are real too.
"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)
(taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
Last edited by love yourself first; 08-07-2009 at 12:47 AM.