Lori - posted on 09/14/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
i have two mixed raced children aged 18 and 7. mixed race is what they prefer to be known as, after all that is what they are. my eldest half mauritian and half white english, the other quarter angolan, quarter portugese and half white english. they both have medium brown skin and dark brown hair. The eldest has green eyes whilst the youngest has very dark brown eyes.
however im being told recently that the term mixed race is not PC??? In my mothers day my children would have been called half caste- an awful derogitory term. But what is wrong with the term mixed race? The term bi- racial implies a mix of two races, so this is not appropriate for many race people. opinions please?