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I Am Mixed Race

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    Unsure-I was adopted to a Canadian couple

    who were Indian British and Scottish Kenyan. It was my sister they wanted to adopt,so my birth mother brought baby me up to Alberta from the US(our father was gone&she couldn't just leave me!) and stayed until she gave birth. There are pictures of her with me as a result ,but I...
    IsaacofCalgary IsaacofCalgary 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm black, Native American,

    white and creole.
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 1 Response May 27

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    I'm a mixture of both Native american on

    both my mother and fathers side. I am obviously from african decent. My father is Louisiana creole. His mother is Native American And French.
    LunarBeam LunarBeam 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    BOOM!! All mixed up in yo face!

    ! Nahh sorry that way pretty random.....but yeah I'm mixed race......
    MixedJayy MixedJayy 16-17, F May 7

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    I am Native American,

    Mexican, Mizrahi Jewish, East Indian, Irish, German, and a little bit of Korean. I have been mistaken for Italian, Puerto Rican, half white and half Hispanic, or full East Indian.
    nessa3798 nessa3798 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    Proud To Be Native American.

    I am Native American. People think I'm usually Mexican because I'm brown. Some people like to call me a Sand-******. **** THEM. They all are white. And from what I understand, them ******** migrated here. My culture was here before them so they can SUCK IT. <3
    Whisperedcries2 Whisperedcries2 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    Realization

    In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed. It took 3 more years until the US Supreme Court overturned the anti-interracial marriage (or anti-miscegenation) laws that still existed in 16 states. That was in 1967. In a 1968 poll, still nearly 75% of the US population was against...
    buffalotus buffalotus 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2009

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    Mixed Race - A Heart And Mind Issue

    I am half Iranian. No one has any trouble with my appearance. It upsets me, however, that one mention of my country often stops a conversation or, worse still, gives rise to some of the horrible misconceptions about Islam and The Middle East that abound in The West. I love the...
    Samirah31 Samirah31 31-35, F 14 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    sixfiveguy sixfiveguy 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I'm mixed with every thing you could think of

    I'm black half Chinese Cuban Caribbean Irish and like 10% whit. I'm really light skin long hair I cute it its so curly makes me mad I have small eyes from the Asian side and yellow skin ish, I hate when I go for a job or to the store or anywhere they be like what are you ... And...
    Crazybunny101 Crazybunny101 16-17, F 2 Responses May 26

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    Half black American(mama)

    and half Byelorussian(papa). Speak English, Byelorussian,and Russian(basically the same language). Hazel eyes,cafe au lait skin(old man wishes I was lighter),and dark wavy hair.
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M 2 Responses May 27

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    I am Chinese and Persian,

    I somehow look more Persian than my father, who is half Persian, half Chinese. Does wonders for my racial identity.
    theWonderingOne theWonderingOne 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    My dad's from Japan and my mom's from Uk .

    . What do you call that >.<
    DanielXav DanielXav 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 4

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    Half Dutch Half Indian Half South African

    My father - INDIAN ( Mumbai) white Indian with black hair my mother- DUTCH ( Amsterdam) but she was in DURBAN( SOUTH AFRICA) since her childhood... look wise white with blond hair i am white too but black hair with brown eyes.....
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    I'm am mixed with black,

    Irish, and Italian.
    dxpelyfe dxpelyfe 13-15, F 1 Response May 26

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    Mexican Irish

    Mom's off the boat, pops family has been in California since Custer fell. I have to say it is rather, hard. The Irish side embraced me way more than my Latino cousins, my fathers family is very Americanized, Spanish has not been spoken in our family for 70 or more years. Back in...
    MoriartyWolf MoriartyWolf 31-35, M Jul 21, 2011

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    Realization: Part 2

    Due to rezoning, I got transferred from an integrated high school to an all black one in my junior year. The school was so bad  that within a week, the few chicanos, whites and Asians that had transferred over with me all left. I was left alone there, the only 1/2...
    buffalotus buffalotus 51-55, F 6 Responses Mar 11, 2009

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    I am Black (African),

    Native American (Arawak), and European (British) mix. I love me. I hope you love you too.
    NuclearELDER NuclearELDER 41-45, M 1 Response May 27

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    I'M Of Many Mixed Races

    When I was little, I had no sense of different races. I just excepted people as they were, no matter what they looked like. I wish the world was as innocent as my mind was when I was a child... I was raised Hindu, so I grew up around a lot of Indians. I don't exactly look Indian...
    whisperingskies whisperingskies 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    My mum, dad, siblings

    and I are all from Trapani, Sicily (a region in Italy), my parents are both half Sicilian and half Ghanaian.
    alecardarelli alecardarelli 13-15, M 2 Responses May 29

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    Greetings Everyone, I wanted to update

    Experience Project on my progress. I haven't been on this website in quite some time, however, realization has set in, and now, I feel it's time to share it with others. Life can be challenging, there's no way to make it through squeaky clean; if you push through adversity and...
    set4life87 set4life87 22-25, M May 3

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    African American (I don't know what African

    roots I am), Cherokee and Navajo, a little bit of Asian, some Hawaiian, Portuguese, some other type of European blood, and that's all I know.
    Kperr14 Kperr14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    Knowing Myself

    As a child I was taught to believe I was Indian, but against they teachings, my ancetral calls rebelled as the colours of my skin deepened, enriching my lines with each call, each one calling me theirs, from the shape of my eyes, to the nasal structure to my cheeks (Well, my lack...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    dre07 dre07 18-21, M Jul 3

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    whattodo32 whattodo32 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    A child of Earth. I am foremost Visigothic.

    My forebears were Catalan, Luxembourger, Tunisian, Bedouin, Greek, and Australian, and I am proud of my heritage. Being so many of these makes me predominantly Germanic despite my Arab looks. I am proud of my heritage. We French are a mixed race wonder of the planet.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F Dec 8, 2013

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    "Hey, What Are You?"

    That's a question I hear often. I'm Black, Scottish, Native American, and Latina. I look at myself, I mostly see Black. I have a nice, honey or caramel colored complexion, not too light, not too brown. I like that. My eyes are hazel, sometimes they are light brown, almost yellow...
    MysteriousSkin MysteriousSkin 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    Blasian

    I'm a proud blasian girl. If you don't know what Blasian means, I'm Black and Asian. Where Vietnam and the hood meets.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 28, 2013

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    my mother is pilipina my father is mexican ,

    with one cuban grandparent . hello , hola .
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    i am mixed with white black

    and indain. in jamaica people call me white but i want to see if i am white or look mixed to you?
    Nembhard Nembhard 18-21, M 1 Response May 13

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    Dont Fit In..

    To all of my mixed people out there: The root cause of our problem is we're trying to fit in. Obviously, we were not born to fit in ( you can tell by looking at us). What is fitting in? Being average, average is 70%, a "C." Below average is 69 and below; it's not wise to be...
    set4life87 set4life87 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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    Mixed-race

    I've learned to love that I'm mixed-race. I identify as mixed-race/multi-ethnic and I don't "pick one" race to identify as. If people cannot wrap their tiny heads around the fact that I am equally two different races, that's not my problem.
    devouringflames devouringflames 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2013

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    I'm mixed white, black

    and Native American (: very proud of all three <3 offline, most people think I'm mixed white and Mexican lol. or they think I'm just Mexican.
    westsidechillin westsidechillin 16-17, F 19 Responses May 13

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    I am black and white

    and neither.
    ideluca ideluca 26-30, M Jul 8

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    Ha Ha !

    So the other day I was just chilling out with my friends, and my one friend so innocently asked me: When are you going back to your home country? Just to find out where I was supposedly from, I played along. But apparently I'm from Saudi Arabia! Exotic man. Btw I'm from South...
    Larutan Larutan 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 5, 2013

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    Indian, black, dutch,

    malay, Lord knows what else. Boy, it has been a journey coming to terms with my race and looks, but you know what? Such superficial things do not define me, I am happy to be who I am. And I hope I marry a completely opposite mixed race man and have such ridiculously mixed race...
    Larutan Larutan 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 18

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    I am mixed with black

    and white. I have been call all kinds of names for being mixed.
    mrjohnson1993 mrjohnson1993 18-21, M 5 Responses May 31

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    I am Native American,

    French and African American. Many people dont believe me for my skin is light. I look like an average, stereotypical, white girl. My hair is the only way you can tell I have a little something extra in me. The curls are thick, a reddish brown and out of control. I have had many...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    "so, You're Black and What now?"

    Hello all: My name is Rodney and **takes deep breath** I'm mixed. I just recently started identifying as being MIXED (what a journey that was). To inform you, I'm Black and Indian (Native American). I had to include that because most of the time people think I'm Arab. I was...
    set4life87 set4life87 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2012

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    I'm Not Mixed But Many People Think I Am

    Both of my parents are African American but a lot of people think I'm mixed. It's kind of interesting. My skin is light brown and my hair becomes curly if I let it grow out for a long time. I usually get a hair cut twice a year--more if I have a job interview. :-) Racial...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 23, 2011

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    I'm Me

    I'm kind of mixed (my mom is white and my dad was black/white mix). I look like a white guy. I have curly blonde hair and blue eyes. The only thing that might give away my race is my slighty fuller lips and my skin always has a slight tan to it and I will get caramel...
    Chad63 Chad63 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    My father is Jamaican (grandpa)

    and Cuban (grandma), my mother is Irish American (grandma) and First Nations (Chippewa grandfather). I'm me. I'm all of these beautiful cultures in one body. I identify as being black. And that makes some people angry. However, in my opinion, it is your experiences with the...
    Livvy2 Livvy2 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 4

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    Mixed

    I am of French/Irish/Hawaiian descent and I'm proud of who I am!!
    biggerthebetter biggerthebetter 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 11, 2011

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    I am mexican and filipino :D

    although i only know english and spanish. But yeah :D
    Lambertt Lambertt 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I am mix of an Indian Father

    and a French mother. I would live to visit and learn the cultures I've heard it's exotic and beautiful. I have lived all life in Paris and just cultivated my mothers side!
    Issac86 Issac86 26-30, M 1 Response May 13

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    I am Caucasian and Hispanic.

    People consider me only white because I don't speak fluent Spanish. My dad is fully Caucasian and my mom is fully Hispanic. People say I'm a disgrace to Hispanics because I don't speak any Spanish so I consider myself only Caucasian
    yesenia33 yesenia33 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    I'm Filipino and Irish.

    People usually think I'm 'just' Asian or Latina. Being mixed race is a very unique experience. I think spending part of my childhood in a region that was not super ethnically diverse has allowed me to see race and ethnicity very differently than people who just identify with one...
    wanderingfaery wanderingfaery 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    I am blasian !💓 black

    and Japanese. !
    savagee savagee 18-21, F 5 Responses May 26

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    I Just Love Mixed Jeans.

      On my father’s side, my grandmother is European Chezk republic or someplace and my grandfather is Maori, the wonders of the age of globalisation! On my mothers side, my grandmother is of English stock that sailed here in the 1800’s and my grandfather is some...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 7 Responses Jul 12, 2007

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    We Are Multinese

    Of the early mixed race groups from the 17th-19th centuries, I would have been referred to as a melungeon, which was tri-racial European, Native American and African. (I'm 1/2 Italian, 1/4 Cherokee and 1/4 Black) Other mixed race terms are creole, mestizo, metis and mulatto...
    buffalotus buffalotus 51-55, F 10 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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    You can notice that i am mostly white

    but when my hair get longer, it gets curly and as i am born in Egypt and mom have a Turkish roots and also from the Prophet Muhammad grand son ancestor roots as well. You will notice that i am who i am and never ever judge on anyone as mixed races always take good of both races...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M May 15

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    My name is Lily Thai

    and I could really use some help from other mixed people.I don't know what to do anymore.The therapy isn't helping and I just feel so alone.Im mainly Irish,German and black but I also have other mixes as well.my Irish mother raised me on her own with no help from my black father...
    Lilythai Lilythai 18-21 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I am black and white

    and proud of it! ^_^ although funny story my birth certificate actually says I'm Caucasian because in Missouri they go by the race of the mother if the father isn't present for the birth. My dad was deployed at the time, therefore I am legally white in all fifty states :D lol
    janicefromkansas janicefromkansas 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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