AND... there would not be these opportunities for people to be in loving, mutual, non-coerced interracial marriages supported by their families if it were not for the efforts of civil rights activists and Black Power to de-criminalize and normalize interracial relationships and to take away the stigma of Blackness and integrate public places so more diverse people had the chance to meet. So if you are the product of an interracial relationship or are in one in the US, or other countries as well, you can thank historical figures who identified as BLACK for the privilege.
Originally Posted by Amneris
And I do thank them, I just don't think having to stay in the mindsets of racism that they themselves fought against is the best way to honor them.
Originally Posted by KinkyKeeper
Yes, this.
"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)