AmyBith - posted on 11/17/2008 ( 54 moms have responded )
i've been reading some of the threads about racial defining and i'm just wondering about this term "mixed". i've never really liked that term, but youth that i work with like to use it for themselves and i find it to be popular here. i'm just wondering about what it says about race and culture. most african americans could be considered mixed because almost all of them have a white person or indian somewhere down the line, but because of the one drop rule they were either black or "passed" as white. i try hard to differentiate between race and ethnicity. i am european american, my husband is african american. i am also white, and he is black, but that is because of racism, not because of our ancestry or bloodline. i think labels are important, names are important. i'd love to hear about how "mixed" is a positive label for you?