I Am Biracial

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 328 People

    Half-Black and half-Salvadoran.

    I was raised by my Black mother and the White(German Argentine) man she married when I was a baby. I never knew my biological father because my mother packed us up and left him when I was 3 months old due to abuse. She said he was in the United States illegally anyway. He did...
    BeingOracleSince90 BeingOracleSince90
    26-30, F
    May 15, 2015
    diandre diandre
    22-25, M
    Nov 22, 2014

    Hi! I am Black, Japanese

    and White. I have recently co-authored a book on being biracial. Is this something you all might enjoy reading?
    BeingbiracilSW BeingbiracilSW
    22-25, F
    Jun 21, 2015

    Mexican/white Mix

    I am both white (mom) and Mexican-American (dad)..so I'm th egringo on my dad's side of the family, and wetback on mom's side. I got over being offended over this years ago. Basically, I embrace this mixed identity, because I can mingle with everyone-now, that is. Growing up...
    Carmina23 Carmina23
    31-35, F
    Nov 8, 2009

    Those Bullies

    Used to call me an oreo........when I think back i shouldn't have hid myself from their ignorant remarks.....I am still alive and embrace my mixtures:)
    CreativeClassy CreativeClassy
    46-50, F
    5 Responses May 31, 2013

    Black and white and I hate it most of the time.

    Whenever me and my family are out a lot of people look because they act like they have never seen a white man and a black woman and a biracial child.
    FunkyStrunky FunkyStrunky
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2014

    I would love to see a biracial character in the

    media. Even when prominent people are biracial, like Beyonce and Obama, the are categorized. Even if you are put in a certain group, you still have experiences that others who have two parents of the same ethnicity can't understand. It would just be nice if we could share...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2016


    My mom is from Tanzania, in Africa, and my dad is Irish and French Canadian, they got married, and here I am, half black, half white, and fully despairing of ever coming to terms with being biracial. It seems that no matter what sort of group I'm with, my racial background...
    sweetbabyray sweetbabyray
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2009

    Biracial Cheerleaders Don't Exist

    My cheer leading team had a fall competition and I was told my hair had to be straight and I couldn't have my curls. At first I thought oh yeah it makes sense weal have to look the same, but as I thought about it I felt offended. Why should I have to change how I look and how I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 9, 2012

    On Being Biracial

    I am sure everyone in this group can relate to me when I say that being biracial has it's benefits and downfalls. One thing that can be a downfall (expecially if you are half white) is that you will always be to ethnic for one side and not cultural enough for the other. The...
    AnonymousDiva AnonymousDiva
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Jan 23, 2009

    I am half black and half white :) My dad is

    Bahamian and my mom is American. I love my family because they are so very different. It makes for exciting family events!
    kaps105 kaps105
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2015

    No matter what I'm always going to be a

    foreigner, but I am happy to be a part of two cultures
    xxIslandgirlxx xxIslandgirlxx
    1 Response Apr 2, 2015

    My moms side is very Bohemian (Czech)

    and my dad was born and raised is the Bahamas; his family has been there since the Arawak's. I have somewhat light skin with hazel eyes like my mom, but I got my dads curly hair :)
    kaps105 kaps105
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 23, 2014

    I am white and Moroccan.

    I didn't find out until 4 years ago my mom lied to me she said it wasn't important. She says my dad was on a visa when he was out here and is now in Casablanca. I am getting older starting to have health problems that could be linked to his side of the gene pool. People have...
    Lauren122288 Lauren122288
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2014

    I am of European and Filipino descent.

    My mom was first generation Filipino and my dad is a medley of European ethnicities. My parents divorced after my sister and I were born, and then my dad moved my sister and I out of state. As a result I haven't spoken to my mother in over 12 years, and I am out of touch...
    FizzbinChampion FizzbinChampion
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2014

    my mummy is from the UAN

    and my papa is Brazilian
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    Dec 15, 2015

    I love being Biracial.

    ...wouldn't change it for anything I'm half black, Indian, IRISH, hispanic and some more I'm not sure....any way I keep hearing if you have one drop of black in you, you're black maybe, THINK,AND SAY WHAT YOU WANT BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I LOVE BEING BIRACIAL AND THAT ISN'T GOING TO...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 14, 2016

    Mixing Milk In Coffee

    I am a beautiful, intellegent, uniques multiracial woman and love it. However, I did not always feel this way!!! My mother is white and her mother, my grandma, raised and adopted me. My father was black and hispanic and then when you mix in the scottish, irish, and blackfoot...
    singlemom85 singlemom85
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2011

    It's Hard.

    Not sure where to begin. I am black and white, my father is white and my mother is black. Growing up biracial was hard, it still is hard, but not as hard now that I'm 16. When I was a little kid, I thought of race as literally just colors, didn't understand the whole grouping...
    konfusedd konfusedd
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jul 13, 2012

    Swazi (African) mom, white dad.

    Damn don't I feel special. I look fijian
    MysticallySuffyce MysticallySuffyce
    16-17, F
    Jul 4, 2015

    Being Eurasian, Who Looks More Asian, In A Predominently Caucasion Town.

    Well where do i start. I am going to write to you all about my experiences as an asian/american teenager. My mother is Thai and my Father is American. My mother is barely a part of my life, and i only see her for a few hours each week. Therefore i am closer to my father, and i...
    letsallbepandas letsallbepandas
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Feb 19, 2011

    I am the product of a white mom

    and black dad whom I adore very much. they've thought me to accept the little things in life and never to judge anyone based on their looks. even though they're both wealthy beings, they never spoiled me or anything like that, I'm learning to be thrifty and understanding of...
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    Oct 24, 2015

    I'm half white and half Korean.

    White people give me trouble for being Korean and Korean people give me trouble for being white. Most people I know completely ignore the white half of me because I'm good at school. They make comments like "those Asians, always want to be doctors" or "always good at math...
    vienya vienya
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2014

    Identity Invalidation For Multiracial People

    Greetings! My name is Marisa Franco and I am a doctoral student in counseling psychology at the University of Maryland. I am conducting a survey examining Multiracial people’s experiences of having their racial group membership denied by others. I would appreciate if you...
    mgf269 mgf269
    26-30, F
    Aug 26, 2013

    I am biracial with a white father

    and a black mother. I love my caramel skin colour, my dark reddish-brown curly hair, and the features I've inherited from my mother. The only thing that makes me mad is my eye colour which is a basic brown. I love people with green eyes and would've traded anyone for them.
    sempiternalFlood sempiternalFlood
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2014

    I think biracial people with a black moms often

    tend have a better outlook when it comes to race, culture and identity versus biracial people without a black mom. Also they seem more grounded and have less identity crises and low self esteem.They tend to have a more stable family structure.They are viewed as more humble, more...
    Blatinasrock Blatinasrock
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2015
    0liviaa 0liviaa
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2015

    my mom is half white,

    half cuban, and my dad is thai. he's adopted, however, so I often feel out of place because I never really got a sense for thai culture.
    fosterroster fosterroster
    16-17, M
    Jun 28, 2015

    My mom's white "Dad" is black I am told I am

    also part Iroquois Indian French Irish and German
    Mars000 Mars000
    22-25, F
    Jan 28, 2016
    ughcharlie ughcharlie
    16-17, T
    Jun 26, 2015

    Black and white. It's incredibly lonely

    because I don't know where I fit in. I asked my half brother (on my black dad's side and he's the same as I am) and he said if you're half, you're black. Not sure if that's true considering my interests and personality type. But you're never considered as both. The white people...
    Sinfool13 Sinfool13
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Oct 1, 2014

    I just want to be accepted by the black

    community but because I was raised around white people and white people only, they tend to reject me because I'm too white. it is just really hard for me.
    BadrialtheFound BadrialtheFound
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jul 18, 2014

    I am Native American ,

    White ,black ,trinidad,and french . On my mom my great great grandmother is white and Native her husband is my great great grandfather is black and native american .my moms dad is born in Trinidad .My dad side is french his great great great grandmother is french and black who...
    HotChocolateCoffee HotChocolateCoffee
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2015

    Black father and white mother.

    ....I love the fact that I get to see the world from both side.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 17, 2015

    "You look like Pocahontas!

    " "No, wait, kind of more like Mulan." I look like myself
    NaomiandMaxine NaomiandMaxine
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 22, 2015

    My dad is black my mom is white.

    I'm not one or the other. IDK why people assume you have to choose which side to be on. lol I'm just me. I love both sides equally. I like "white" music and stuff just as well as "black". Also it be nice if I could be identified as biracial not other ! lol
    christin13 christin13
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2014

    Half Chinese and half white here,

    but I don't look it at all apparently! People generally guess Mexican, Indian, Native American, Filipino and look so shocked when I tell them I am not any of those things! It's common for me to get stopped by strangers wondering what the heck I am. It's funnier when it's more...
    Sollwyn Sollwyn
    22-25, F
    Mar 29, 2015

    High Yellow I Hate That Term

    I am half white and half black but I am very light and have green eyes . All my life I was set apart to black for the white  kids and to white for the black  kids.In wester pa where i live you are black white or as they call us here a mut oreo half breed . I have heard...
    apophismoongod apophismoongod
    6 Responses Sep 8, 2010

    Being Biracial

    Hi, I'm new here and not sure how to start, so I'll start with being honest. I have to do a research paper for a college course and my choosen topic is being biracial in today's society. I will keep all names, even screen name confidential. The college I go to is CUNY, City...
    lruffs lruffs
    3 Responses Apr 8, 2011

    growing up i never felt the same

    as the other kids. i didnt know where i cam from. i knew my black culture and my white culture but what is my culture as a biracial child? there isnt one. how do other biracial children feel about their backgrounds?
    teanamarie teanamarie
    18-21, F
    Apr 29, 2014

    I am Half German and half Honduran.

    How the hell did that happen? That is one story I still have not been told. Talk about how the one you are supposed to be with could be anywhere in the world. Truth.
    alifeofcreativity alifeofcreativity
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2014

    My Insecurities

    My name is Paul Washington. I'm 19, 6'0" and 150lbs. I don't consider myself a bad looking guy and I'm athletic. Im an Eagle Scout, going to college for engineering and environmental science. I have some insecurities. There are two, the first being my family as they raised me...
    X14Paul14X X14Paul14X
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 30, 2013

    I'm A Biracial Hispanic Or Possibly A 'blite' Hispanic.....

    I am an ambiguous biracial Hispanic, or a 'Blite' Hispanic, because of my black/white DNA admixture.  The reason that I say that I'm 'ambiguous' is because I don't really look white or black....To most, I appear as 'Hispanic' (for lack of a better description).  I...
    exotiq exotiq
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2010

    Apparently I'm "black

    so I should know how to dance and rap really well" but then I say that I can't do either, and all of a sudden I'm "such a white girl". The stereotypes make me want to slam my head against a wall.
    Musiclife12 Musiclife12
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2014

    Cheyenne And Caucasain

    My mother is Native American Indian and my dad is white of english descent.
    dreammergirl dreammergirl
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2011

    Not Anymore. I Chose One Over The

    Other-Originally I was born in California to a Black mother&Swede father. When I was 1 or 2 my father took me to Sweden to be raised by his own mother. He said I had no future in the US with a Black mother. Though I refused to speak Swedish I became Swedish in every other way. I...
    FutureNuclearRadiologist FutureNuclearRadiologist
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2014

    ...according to my DNA test,

    I'm half black and half white. I thought I was a quarter white.
    Sweetpotatopie Sweetpotatopie
    36-40, F
    Feb 2, 2016
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