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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What some people REALLY think about biracial people:

What some people REALLY think about biracial people

Uncertainty About Racial Identity: Who says race isn't an issue?

This is why I do what I do.  People, and yes, even some biracial people I've talked to, like to pretend race and being mixed-race is not an issue in this country "any longer."  I know better. And the NY Times published a piece that confirms biracial people are still not accepted and biracials are still considered an enigma.   

Read this, from the NY Times today, as evidence that the race issue is not going to fix itself.  The year we're in is not going to fix it.  I don't know what will, but I'm working myself ragged trying to make a difference on this race thang!

Inside the NY Times article you'll find these expressions:  
"Don't create other breeds." 
"You should be proud of what you are and not intermarry." 
One man who said "I've always been against the blacks" had to admit now that now that he has three biracial children, he "found out they (biracial people) were human beings, too."

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