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I Am Mixed Race

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    I'm mixed with black

    and white but people always think I'm Hidpanic
    AJMClassof2014 AJMClassof2014 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    Hi! I am half Asian and Half Arab,

    and I thought it would be nice to find out about other people's experiences with being mixed race.
    alimhasan alimhasan 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    I'm European on my moms side

    and Puerto Rican, Hawaiian and Filipino on my dad's side! I look super white and am naturally blonde, and my sister is brown with dark black hair. People never think were related and sometimes I feel guilty because I have white passing privilege don't feel like I belong in...
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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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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    I am 50% Filipino and 50% black.

    I'm also left-handed and I have big curly hair. :) Random facts of the night.
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    dre07 dre07 18-21, M Jul 3

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    Being My Mix

    I don't fit well into boxes , we all love labels in this country but no label fits me. On census forums for ethnicity I am box 38 Other Mix ! I sometimes feel that I don't belong in any of the two community's i am from. My mother is 1st generation Irish born here in the UK...
    Aarnab Aarnab 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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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'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 am black and mexican.

    Sometimes i's very difficult because where I live most men are attracted to blonde cheerleader types. Don't get me wrong I love who I am but sometimes I cant't help but envy those girls. This causes such an internal conflict...
    achantal achantal 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I'm African, Native American,

    Hispanic, German. XD
    ikkakujuux ikkakujuux 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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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 a mixed race. I'm black,

    Irish, Spanish, Chinese, Native American, Siberian, Samoan, French. But I am very dark so no one can really tell I'm mixed.
    princesskatara princesskatara 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I am a mixture and proud of it.

    I am just over half Native American, and to verify for my tribal records I had a DNA test taken. Come to find out I am about 56% Native American. The rest is West African from Senegal & Nigeria, while I am also 1/8th English and 1/16th Portuguese. Cool, huh?
    canelabunz canelabunz 51-55, F a week ago

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    I am Puerto Rican, Cuban,

    and Irish. I am a mutt with a weird yellow-red-olive mixed skin tone and my hair has been dyed so much that it's gotten five times lighter than it used to be (I was born with dull, thick black hair; now it's more of a gray-dark brown). I hate it when some people make fun of me...
    sajjystar98 sajjystar98 16-17 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I am mixed with, Caucasian,

    Black and Native American but people speak Spanish to me alllll the time or simply ask "I'm sorry, but what are you?" when they meet me. It's not rude but I don't see it as important..I also have huge curly hair! I love girls with curly hairs it's so cute!!
    kaylie09 kaylie09 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 9

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    I am african America,

    Native American and white(German). I love hearing what others are mixed with. I've had people tell me I look Asian. I have no Asian in me at all. What races are you? :)
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I am Black( my dad) & Vietnamese(my mom) from

    South Vietnam. Born in the late 1960's. People would say I look more Philliphino. I am a unique individual person, in my own ways.
    studio54disco studio54disco 46-50, F Aug 20

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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 race my dad is irish with some

    English decent and my mom is Afro Caribbean (Jamaican) with English ,and Scottish decent . My family on both sides are from all over my mom and all of her siblings were born in the UK along with me and my siblings except for my little sister she was born in America a year after...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 18-21, F Nov 29

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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 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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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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    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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    I am First Nations and Scottish.

    I never knew my dad, but I get my eye/hair/skin colour from him. My dads a redhead but my hairs a mix of brown, blonde, red and I have his hazel eyes that go brighter green when I'm angry (weird right? Lol). I get my facial structure from my mom and I couldn't be happier with...
    Purplesloths Purplesloths 18-21, F Oct 15

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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 35% Italian, 15% Irish,

    10% Japanese, 30% Black, and 10% European White. And life for me is hell. With a racist family taht used to mistreat me, and a fiance who's family is racist and hates me... his aunt even called me a N - word behind my back but I heard it. :/ then she asked me to come over...
    RacialRainbow RacialRainbow 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    Mother is Congolese mixed with Angola

    and Ghana. Father is French and German. I am yellow skinned with multitexture brown-reddish hair, curly soft curls to kinky coily curls. I love my heritage. I want to bring my future kids within my Congolese-French culture while visiting with them Germany and one day the...
    nanaddict78 nanaddict78 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    This is actually a bit of a rant.

    On my mom's side, I'm a Chinese/Jewish/Euro-mutt mix. On my dad's I'm Lakota/Scandinavian. During my teen years, I started trying to get more in touch with my heritage, something I'm still trying to do. I have this friend who is 100% white, and it bothers me that she sort of...
    AryaParker AryaParker 18-21, F Oct 7

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    I am 1/2 Norwegian,1/4 Sioux Native American,

    and 1/4 Quebecois Metis. Look "French" I have been told. My fiancee is 1/2 Black and 1/2 Albanian. Olive skin,bone straight chestnut hair,and green eyes. Wonder what our little one would look like?
    Jehov4Life Jehov4Life 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 14

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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 16 Responses May 13

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    I am part Jamaican, German,

    South African, English and Irish. I could not be more proud!
    femketje femketje 22-25 5 Responses Sep 12

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    jbr4eadn jbr4eadn 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I am blasian !💓 black

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

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    Im a mutt. Mostly German

    and I have the blonde hair and blue eyes to look the part. Then I got some Irish, Native American, Portuguese, Jewish, and (I think) African.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    you guys have to look at the tumblr

    mixedpeopleproblems. it's so funny and spot on
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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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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    I am half Japanese, part Latin,

    (Spanish, Mexican) Native American Indian, Portuguese, and French.
    SimplyZero SimplyZero 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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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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    Part Asian and Part Black.

    So blackanese i guess? People get confused over my race all the time and think i'm Egyptian.
    666LexiBabe666 666LexiBabe666 18-21, F 17 Responses Aug 30

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I am mixed race, yet find people's perception

    of it annoying at times. Being mixed race means for me having no cultural background to fall back on (Indian/Jamaican). As a child, both my parents made no bias to their culture, therefore I feel uncomfortable around both in terms of identity, particularly the black side, as I...
    crazyandclever crazyandclever 18-21, F Nov 30

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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 9 Responses Apr 11, 2011

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    I am Filipino, Hispanic,

    and German. It's unique so I kinda like it I guess haha
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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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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    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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    I am black and white.

    To be more specific, Jamaican, Jew, and .... Some white European country
    ziggyandthezebras ziggyandthezebras 16-17, M Nov 26

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    Black, White and Indo-Trinidadian.

    Nothings wrong with that!
    GarnetRoses GarnetRoses 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    I Am Asian And Latina

    My mom is Costa Rican and my dad is Japanese. Just two but its hard because i can't or don't want to be just one. I am proud to be both. I love each one separately and equally. When it comes to the cultural part I know the histories, i think lol, and I eat the food....well some...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    Southern European with Middle Eastern mix here.

    From a DNA test by http://dna.ancestry.com : 51% Middle Eastern: - 21% Arabic - 30% Persian 49% Southern European: - 25% Caucasus - 18% Italian - 3% Greek - 2% Ashkenazi European Jewish - 1% Spanish It feels great what your real heritage is! I have wavy pitch black hair...
    yourpetmuzzie yourpetmuzzie 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 2

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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 am Mexican and Filipino,

    People always asked if i spoke Spanish, or if i was foreign. Some say i look Mexican and others say no, so Even lol
    zeak18 zeak18 18-21 1 Response Dec 10

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    I am mexican, Swedish,

    Irish, and German:D
    bribri590 bribri590 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 12