I'm thinking about writing a new book on Black history which is going to include not only just black and native american interactions but also interactions between other poc (people of color) though ancient history to the modern. Where should I really start? Should I just focus on the America's or internationally?

anybody have any suggestions?

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Mini Rant.

When people start talking when i tell them i’m 25% this and 75% that, and I cant be this race because i’m only 25% of it and either i’m all of it or none of it. Or when my hair isn’t like the other girls who are fully white or PR so i’m black, but I “talk white” so i’m black trying to act white, or how i’m just a “light skinned black girl” and i’m not really mixed. There’s soooo much more and I cannot adequately convey how annoying this is! I know what I am and i’m not sure why it matters to anyone. Seriously screw all those people who feel a need to define ME. It’s super annoying and i’m tired of it.

Mixed

You know what I don’t get is why everyone is still obsessed with race. I think it just separates everyone from each other and puts us in these segregated category’s. I get “What are you all the time”. I have gotten it my entire life and right now I am 21 and yeah it does piss me off when people ask. I don’t understand why people want to know so much. Like its 2012 why is race still such a issue. And then on the other hand I have my family telling me what i am, er which i think is totally wrong and disrespectful, but its like certain members of my family try and bully me in to thinking i am that race, which they say i am black. And to be honest I have gotten every ethnicity under the sun except black and middle eastern. I love being mixed, which i think i am mixed with three ethnicity but i am not sure cause i don’t know my biological man who gave his sperm to help create me. But my mum is mixed with three ethnicitys. My sisters try and tell me as well as we all identity as different cause they are brainwashed by there friends. Basically what i am saying is I can’t wait till the day that everyone in the world is so mixed up that we wont see race anymore. 

brooke.mesch@ymail.com

I’m Brooke! My mom is Caribbean and my dad German I love being biracial because I’ve always felt unique and different. The only tough thing that i have to deal with is, the ignorant-azz questions! 

"Do you still tan?" "What colored guys do you date?" "Why don’t you act like a black girl?" & the worst…"are you adopted?" Why doesnt the fact that i might be black and white come up in people’s minds.

Biracial people are beautiful, they are the image of interracial love! I hope to marry and have kids with someone of a different race then my own….so that i can have a family of MIXED baybiees!

Call for Submissions- Mixed Race 2.0

Synopsis
Mixed Race 2.0:  Mixing Race, Risk, and Reward in the Digital Age is a project dedicated to examining the intersections of multiracial identities that lurk behind the scenes of everyday life in an increasingly networked world. In recent years, multiracial identities have seen increased representation in media, politics, art and activism. To explore these exciting transitions, Mixed Race 2.0 will pose questions and provide analyses that strike the core of what multiracial identities have meant, currently mean, and will mean to generations across the globe.

The primary question is:  What does mixed race 2.0 mean to you?   
Potential themes with which to address this question include, but are not limited to:                                        

  • 2010 v. 2000 US Census
  • Digital v. Analog
  • “Hapa” v. “Mulatto”
  • Book v. e-Media
  • One Box v. Check All that Apply
  • Consumers and Marketing
  • The Ivory Tower v. The Real World
  • America v. The World
  • History v. Future


Target Audience
There is a significant market for a contemporary and analytically engaged, yet very accessible, book and media project on the meanings of multiracial identities in the digital age. The target audiences are both popular and academic consumers. The general consumer interested in race, identity, politics, demographic shifts, popular culture and media subject matter will find Mixed Race 2.0 interesting and engaging. The academic consumer will find this text to be multi-disciplinary, and suitable for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers and practitioners in the fields of communication studies, journalism, critical cultural studies, racial/ethnic studies, popular culture studies, mass communication and media studies, media literacy, sociology, and education.
                                                        
Submission Procedure                   
We welcome the following formats of submission: essays, high-resolution images of artwork, short films no longer than 3 minutes, and music in mp3 form no longer than 3 minutes. Essay contributions should be approximately 2000 words, Chicago formatted, in 12-pt Times New Roman font. All submissions are due on or before Monday, April 16, 2012. Submissions should include contact information and a brief 50-word bio for each author.  Authors of accepted projects will be notified no later than Tuesday, May 15, 2012.  

All inquiries and submissions should be sent to the editors below:           
Marcia Alesan Dawkins (mixedrace2.0@gmail.com)
Ulli K. Ryder (mixedrace2.0@gmail.com)
Alexandrina Agloro  (mixedrace2.0@gmail.com)

Hello there :)

Hey! My name is Asha. My father is Jamaica and My mother is Guyanese from Indian descent. I grew up in Jamaica until I was 13 then I moved to America. Growing up in Jamaica I always identified more as being “black” but after moving to America I realized how diverse I am and I came to appreciate it more. Especially because my childhood was so different both culturally and geographically compared to a lot of my peers. I’m glad that I never really ‘struggled’ with my identify too much but there are times that people want to put me into a certain box or stereotype which I deeply despise, but what can you do, right? I am simply just a proud mix of Jamaican and Guyanese :D

you are who you are, not what people say you are!

right..

i’m not bi-racial. but i am multi-ethnic. i consider myself black because both my parents are just that, black. But that’s not what people see. My mother is African and a very proud one at that and my father is Caribbean. Now i know some of you don’t really see a difference but in the community i live in there is a clear difference. Where my mum is from, they look down on caribbean and african-american people and call them “slaves” and call mixed race people “half-caste” and “dissapointed europeans”. and where my dad’s from they seem like to behave as if they own the islands and as if they just magically appeared there and get very offended when you call them “african”. like they don’t want to be assoicated with that, the fact that their descendants from slaves and try to claim any sort of ancestry that isn’t of african descent. it’s quite saddening and it was one of the reasons why they divorced. when someone asks me “where are you from?” i simple go by nationality rather than ethnicity. i hate that question. i just simply say “i’m black or british” but they won’t accept that answer. mainly because “i don’t look it”. i look like my father, whose family is very obviously mixed (not sure what of), with long dark hair, fair skin, raised noses and small almond shaped eyes. i have these traits and always get people assuming i’m afro-asian. sometimes i get asked if i’m just Indian or half Chinese/Filipino and hardly have any “typical african features” that my mother does. because i live and was raised mostly by my mother, i say “i’m african” and they simlpy laugh and say “no your not”. if i say “i’m caribbean” then they suddenly “get it” and assume both my parents are from there. don’t you get annoyed when someone assumes both your parents are from the same country or share the same ethnicty/nationality? if i mention both i get different reactions. some people find it interesting, some don’t get the difference, some think it’s weird. african kids think i’m “not african enough” and look at me as if i’m some sort of ignorant white person (no offence) they laugh at me because i don’t speak the language, and treat me as if i’m generally a mixed race person, (and not in the good “aww your so cute” way) or even a white person because the way i talk. like i’m a disgrace and how can my mother marry someone so low and instantly think i’m going to treat them like some caribbean people do, with disrespect and ignorance. with the caribbean kids, they just laugh and think pretty much the same thing. and throw out some really bad insults at me and my mother, practically even insutling themselves since all of them are of african desent. what’s even worse is that niether side of my parents family respect me at all. they don’t think of me as their own in terms of ethnicity. it hurts you know. i feel stuck in the midde. i find myself attaching myself to my british nationality because i don’t fit in my own and then i get called “oreo”, “sell-out”,”self-hater”, “acting white” and the whole “your a ni**er and you will always will be”. i never said was anything but. seriously i don’t even know why people ask and when they do i answer “ambigously brown/black now fuck off” it makes me look stuck up and rude but i really can’t take the insults from my own people anymore. it’s hard enough getting racism from white people. society tries to put you into a place they deem fit and if you don’t fit into that mould they’ll ostracize you until you do. it’s horrible if this is what it’s like for me then it must be really hard for general bi/multi-racial people out there living in narrow-minded and ignorant communities. i just hope you guys now that you just gotta figure out things for yourself and not let anyone dictate you. when you dgaf about what people think then the insults seem not to matter anymore. i could be black, white, purple or green if i wanted to, because i am me and i could be anything i want to me! sorry it’s so long >w<

Confused! Help?

Hi! I’m mixed, and I’ve always had trouble understanding how others view me/what race they think I am. My mother is Lebanese and Portuguese, and my dad is African American, mixed with Native American and caucasian. I would describe both of my parents as being “light skinned”, but am not certain if I myself am “light skinned” because many people automatically assume that I am just black. Also, I have two brothers, and all three of us are different, but beautiful, shades. So, what do I look like I am? Also, is it bad that I’m offended that people don’t think I’m mixed, they think I’m just black? It’s not that I’m ashamed to be part black, but I am proud to be representing ALL of my ethnicities. Also, I could care less about skin shade, because I think shadism is such a sad part of the black community, but I’m just curious about what I am view as for purposes of self-awareness and how others perceive me.

Also, do any other girls like white guys? I randomly will see a beautiful black or mixed girl with a white guy, but my question is, where are they meeting these men that like black girls?? Anyone know??

If anyone has any advice I would GREATLY appreciate it!

The story of Another confused mixed kid……

Well, here it goes… All my life I thought I was just black because that’s what my mother told me from a young age, then when my little sister was born  she looked completely different from me and when I went places with her people would always ask why and I wouldn’t no how to explain it. When I asked my mother why my sister looks different from me my mum told me that she is not just African but also Jewish, then my dad told me that his is African and Indian. Then a couple of weeks after that what does my mum think she is and she say that she doesn’t know and she just tells people that she is black. I am so confused because growing up I’ve looked like a child mixed with Black/white, whereas my sister looks black/Indian, when we go to parties people would accuse my mother of having a child with another man but we both have the same mother and father. Then a couple of months ago I was targerted by these group of Black girls accusing me of thinking that I am white, I told them ” I’m Black just like you”, one of the girls responded ” No you’re not, you’re just yellow and our black mothers aren’t like yours”.  I felt really hurt by that term and I feel like all of the Black people I know are turning away from me. If I am not black what should I class myself as? My parents do not know what they are and neither do I! I am soooo confused please help!!!

Check out the Grey Matter documentary. The website is greymatter[.]com I'm really excited to see a movie address the issues of being biracial in America so I thought I would share. :)

check it out, ladies !

A MIXED GIRL

ey my name is Mya:] soo im black,native american and italian on my dads side and baigan ( barbados )and british on my moms side. m light skin and have longish wavy/curly hair. People sometimes mistake me for spanish but most of the time im categorized as one thing…black. People always say oh do yo know that black girl or whos the black girl and im tired of it. Tired of being just one thing when im sooo much more.Im proud to be a mixed girl (p.s. power to mixed people for having the best of both worlds)

Hi my name is Allie!  I am half black half black.  My mom is white and my biological father is black.  Before I was born my mother left him and she married a man who is also white.  All my younger siblings are all fully white.  It was always hard when kids would ask if I was mixed and I would say yes and then they would wonder why both my parents were white.  I&#8217;ve have always loved being mixed, but since I have lighter skin some people would say I wasn&#8217;t really black.  I grew up in a place where there are mostly white people and everyone could tell that I wasn&#8217;t fully white, but if I was around black kids some of them would say I wasn&#8217;t black enough.  So that&#8217;s frustrating.  But that&#8217;s just some people and there ignorance.  I am so happy I found this blog it helps so much to see other fabulous mixed girls too!  Thank you so much!

Hi my name is Allie!  I am half black half black.  My mom is white and my biological father is black.  Before I was born my mother left him and she married a man who is also white.  All my younger siblings are all fully white.  It was always hard when kids would ask if I was mixed and I would say yes and then they would wonder why both my parents were white.  I’ve have always loved being mixed, but since I have lighter skin some people would say I wasn’t really black.  I grew up in a place where there are mostly white people and everyone could tell that I wasn’t fully white, but if I was around black kids some of them would say I wasn’t black enough.  So that’s frustrating.  But that’s just some people and there ignorance.  I am so happy I found this blog it helps so much to see other fabulous mixed girls too!  Thank you so much!

My name is shantel and I too have mixed girl problems. Sometimes its hard finding a place to fit in. Im black, native american and Puerto Rican. I would love to see the day someone gets that right!!! I hate having to explain my race to people. I feel like as mixed girls we get so much hate from other cultures and I dont understand why. Ive been called everything from the scum of the earth to someone saying im not really &#8220;black&#8221; because im mixed. I never relly got know my black side since i was raised by my mom and shes puerto rican. So for a long time being hispanic was all i knew. I wasnt til i got to highschool that i learn to embraced all of me. I feel like im my own catergory. I cant really relate any one race so i just try to be me. UGH might I add i get the &#8221; you talk like a white girl&#8221; thing alot too. I neva thought it would be so hard to be multi racial but it really is. I love myself and who I am but at the same time I wish i fit in better with society. I mean theres alot of people that love and get me but i still run into these problems all the time. Its so nice that i found this site. I dont feel so alone anymore :) Be strong ladies you are all beautiful!!!

My name is shantel and I too have mixed girl problems. Sometimes its hard finding a place to fit in. Im black, native american and Puerto Rican. I would love to see the day someone gets that right!!! I hate having to explain my race to people. I feel like as mixed girls we get so much hate from other cultures and I dont understand why. Ive been called everything from the scum of the earth to someone saying im not really “black” because im mixed. I never relly got know my black side since i was raised by my mom and shes puerto rican. So for a long time being hispanic was all i knew. I wasnt til i got to highschool that i learn to embraced all of me. I feel like im my own catergory. I cant really relate any one race so i just try to be me. UGH might I add i get the ” you talk like a white girl” thing alot too. I neva thought it would be so hard to be multi racial but it really is. I love myself and who I am but at the same time I wish i fit in better with society. I mean theres alot of people that love and get me but i still run into these problems all the time. Its so nice that i found this site. I dont feel so alone anymore :) Be strong ladies you are all beautiful!!!

my name is kiara, i’m half dominican & half puerto rican. I have always wanted to have dark skin & curly hair like the rest of my family. I have very white skin, brown eyes, & brown straight hair. The society view’s me as a “whitegirl” when in reality i’m dominican, people say I look italian, russian, polish, colombian. They always say I look like any race aside from what I truley am /; . But I will always embrace my nationalty & repp it til I die :) <3

Black German HALLO!

Im Black about 75% ( Nigerian) White (German)25% it really bothers me when people are like how are yu whie you wear weave and your nor lightskin … all people mixed with white dont need to be lightskin and its like i always have t be like yeah im black w/ a bit of white no more of that im proud of being mixed im nigerian and german and would never trade it for anything in the world evytteb.egbon@gmail.com