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I Am Mixed Race

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    My Mom Wants Me To Be Something I Feel Like I Don't Belong In.

     My mom wants me to be black and my Twin Brother and Half Brother, I don’t know why. I never felt comfortable going to an all-Black church for some reason a lot of the people would stare at my family… The church I went to recently talked about just black...
    rayne1amene rayne1amene 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2010

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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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    I am Egyptian, Portuguese,

    Brazilian, French, Italian, German, Irish, Scandinavian, and Native American
    BrokenAngelx BrokenAngelx 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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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 13 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    My body gets confused

    because I am mixed. In the winter my hair will go from blonde to dark brown or sometimes it will become really curly or grow straight out in to a fro ad my eyes can't decide between bright blue or dark green
    MixedMulatto MixedMulatto 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    My sisters and I are mixed

    but come to find out my moms dad was a part of the KKK. Needless to say we don't go on camping trips with him.
    MixedMulatto MixedMulatto 18-21, M Jan 17

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    So Annoying!!!!!!!!!!! D:

    I personally sometimes hate being mixed with black. Nothing against black people..just. When people know, like some of my friends they sometimes just call me black. That's not who I'am, im not even half black or they call me half black. It's only a problem with a few friends. I...
    rayne1amene rayne1amene 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    Racism Isn'T Just Toward'S Blacks

    I am 25% black, 25% Puerto Rican, and 50% Italian (so my skin color is a lot lighter bc I'm mostly Italian) and I'm proud to be mixed but other pple would discriminate me. I was told that I was a fake Puerto Rican just bc I didn't speak Spanish and that if I told pple I was...
    Loveonmemore Loveonmemore 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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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.....
    stephan01 stephan01 26-30, M 6 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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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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    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 generally don't refer to myself

    as "Mixed Race" because it has various connotations, that maybe your parents are distinctly of different 'races'. My mix is from grandparents and beyond. I've always identified as white, even though I've always known there was a little 'something' in there somewhere I didn't...
    canichangethislater canichangethislater 26-30, M Feb 25

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    I Am English

    My Mother was from Kent (south east England) and my Father from Yorkshire (north England).So, I almost certainly have among my ancestry:Druid (ancient Briton)Roman (Italian, also probably Iberian (Spanish (ex-north African)))Norse (French)Viking (Danish)Angle and Saxon (German...
    DouglasUK DouglasUK 56-60, M 3 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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    I'm columbian Lebanese

    and German my dad's Fifty precent Lebanese and his mother is beautiful my grandfather is German and Mother is full columbian I lobe being very view of a rare breed and I want my children to be dark and pretty culture is my thing and i love being different then the average...
    maryjaynexc maryjaynexc 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    You'd Think We'd All Be By Now

    I never considered it important that I was of more than one race until I went to school.  It seemed boring to me, having only one cultural storehouse to draw from.  And there was something mathematically odd about it, watching the humans fight entropy.  As far as I...
    hAnih hAnih 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2007

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    Me gustaría tener a alguien a dormir con tan

    solo Pero está bien fumar y abrazando con mi perrito de Si Cualquiera Inglés o español quiere hablar bandeja de entrada me 💋🌹
    maryjaynexc maryjaynexc 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    My Mum is Afro-Caribbean,

    from Jamaica and my Dad is white British. I love having such a varied family with different traditions on both Mum and Dad's side! I've been told that I act more "white than black" as if you're race determines your personality! Whatever, being mixed race is awesome :)
    The0Fox The0Fox 16-17, F Jan 2

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    The Lighter Side of Being Multinese

     While it's true that we've all probably had some challenging times growing up mixed (or 'Multinese' as I like to call it) , there have surely been some good episodes too.  Here's one of mine: At the airport in New Delhi, I arrived with a couple suitcases of expensive...
    buffalotus buffalotus 51-55, F 5 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    I am mixed with black,

    indian, native american and white. My skin is a rather brown-reddish tone, but with certan camera filters it would look tan. I have unusual blue-green eyes setting me up for bullying. All of the "bright skins" at school were liked but i wasn't a bright skin african american...
    whenilovedyou whenilovedyou 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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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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    I think I'm white and Arab.

    People have told me I look Arab, Indian, Hispanic, and some people just tell me I'm white.
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    I Hate Being Called a Mutt!

    Many people, even those of Hispanic origin mistake me for being Latina.  I'm actually mostly white and black, with no Hispanic roots what-so ever.  I've been told that the white is comprised of Irish, Austrian, Dutch, and Turkish (lighter skinned).  Then I'm...
    EmpressAyame EmpressAyame 22-25, F 12 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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    Irish, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois),

    German, English, Spanish, Norwegian, possibly Swiss, and I don't know what the heck else because I've never met my biological father. Something that is important to me is learning about the cultures of all of my background. I'm also considering getting a DNA-genealogy test...
    Teyakyatih Teyakyatih 18-21, F Feb 11

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    sixfiveguy sixfiveguy 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I'm a mix from moms Eurasian

    and Chinese and my dad Indian (as in not the reds ) therefore I'm an Asian you can say that :)but hey mixies are awesome !:)
    vanessasaz vanessasaz 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I'm mixed with Puerto Rican (mother)

    and black & white (father). I wasn't taught spanish so I just say that I'm black.
    djag2007 djag2007 22-25, M Dec 12, 2013

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    A Little Bit Of Everything

    I'm mixed wit black on my moms side & Arabian Turkish & Armenian on my dads side. I love being mixed I get to experience diff things & cultures also it keeps ppl guessing about my nationality many think wen they first meet me that I am Indian or Latina but its fun cause most ppl...
    Sunkissmarie Sunkissmarie 18-21, F 18 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    My father is black and my mother is mexican.

    And i can blame my lightskin on my mom cause she is so weta(really white).
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 31

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    I am a half Japanese

    and half American girl but I don't have many Japanese features
    misaka12 misaka12 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    I Am Half French Creole

    I'm one-half French Creole, and one-quarter French, one-eighth Irish, and one-eighth Native American! Still, I want to have that DNA testing done that is becoming popular now, where they can even tell you from what part of the world your original ancestor came.  (as in, we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 16, 2007

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    I am half Native American,

    Cherokee and Chickasaw to be exact. The rest of me is a mix of English, Irish, Scottish, and German. You can see aspects of all of these in my looks.
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 2 Responses Jan 17

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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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    My mother is half Armenian half Colombian

    Indian. Nanan had an affair while she was abroad doing mission work.  My father is Jewish half Sephardi half Ashkenazi.  My Sapta grew up in Israel on a Kibbutz 2 miles from the Palestinian border.  She met my grandfather in Israel (She was 20, he was 50) and then moved to...
    J4e2w0 J4e2w0 18-21, M Dec 13, 2013

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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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    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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    Hi my names Noah I an cuban cherokee french

    Asian white and First Nation Canadian I look black though people tell me I'm just black but other mixed people know I'm mixed. I hate the one drop rule!
    noahleedeal noahleedeal 16-17, M Feb 11

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    I come from a very mixed family.

    All of my family is from The Caribbean islands but still we are very mixed lol. From my moms side, I have the "white side" her grandmother from her fathers side was from PR but had German and Spanish ancestry and when she graduated HS, she moved to Germany and Married an Irish...
    kalaniesmommy143 kalaniesmommy143 13-15, F Mar 29

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    my mother is pilipina my father is mexican ,

    with one cuban grandparent . hello , hola .
    Chulazon Chulazon 70+, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    I Am Half Jordanian And Half English!

    my Mum is English and my Dad is Jordanian.  I was born in Wales.  I think it's a pretty good experience to be half Jordanian, you get to experience alot of variety in culture.
    mariekharaz mariekharaz 22-25 1 Response Mar 28, 2011

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    Being a mixed race female

    (African/German/French/Native American/etc.) I find it disheartening to see the lack of recognition in art and culture today of multiracial people. I find it difficult to relate to my culture when I'm the one they look at in exotic interest, especially when my race had little to...
    Arelia Arelia 18-21, F Feb 20

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I think I'm mixed My Dad is Half Lebanese

    and British My Mum- She has Italian and Spanish in her with white. What race I look most like: I look hugely Lebanese and Italian and kinda white. Mostly Lebanese and White haha.
    AliceReel AliceReel 13-15, F Jan 15

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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 official ethnic background is African

    American, Afro-Carribean, Samoan and a bit Native American. People usually assume I am black mixed with some kind of asian since my eyes kind of resemble theirs. If I straightened my hair I would definitely get more of those questions. I am also one of those tan-skinned African...
    montezia93 montezia93 18-21, F Jan 12

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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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    African and European racial mix in my blood,

    Caribbean culture, 3rd generation brooklynite. Pros: Interesting look, fun to take pictures with my parents, able to wear my hair curly or straight Cons: Fetishized by all men (whites see me as a sex toy, blacks only like me because I'm lighter skinned), some people will...
    artistlili19 artistlili19 18-21, F Feb 16

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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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    I am Asian and Hispanic.

    Filipino on my dad's side and Dominican (Republic not Dominica) on my mom's. Those are mixed in themselves with natives, conquerors, and slaves on both sides. So yeah I'm more or less everything. I'm Pangean.
    jaceupyoursleeve jaceupyoursleeve 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    jerrym2013 jerrym2013 13-15, M Jan 11

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    No, But I Wish.

    It would be awesome if I was.. half Beaner :P (and luckily I am indeed Mexican) But I wish I was half ASIAN. OMGOMG Like Filipino or Japanese. That would be SO CUTE. I just <3 Asians :)))
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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    I'm Korean, Hawaiian,

    Spaniard, Dominican, White, Italian and Native. ;D
    DezSheeran DezSheeran 13-15, F Dec 15, 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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    I'm Caucasian, African American,

    and Native American :D
    loveandhate7885 loveandhate7885 13-15, F Dec 16, 2013

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    I am African American ,

    Jamaican and my grandmother is of Libyan decent .
    Awkwardandsad Awkwardandsad 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 26

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