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April 3, 2010

Have You Ever Heard a Biracial Person Say…

Filed under: Uncategorized — tragicmulattos @ 10:53 pm
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“I am:
* Albanian
* Andorran
* Armenian
* Austrian
* Azerbaijanian
* Belarusian
* Belgian
* Bosnian
* Bulgarian
* Croatian
* Cyprisian
* Czech Republican
* Dutch
* Estonian
* Finnish
* French
* Georgian
* German
* Greek
* Hungarian
* Icelandic
* Irish
* Italian
* Kosovoan
* Latvian
* Liechtensteinian
* Lithuanian
* Luxembourgian
* Macedonian
* Maltan
* Moldovan
* Monacoan
* Montenegroan
* From the Netherlands
* Norway
* Polish
* Portuguese
* Romanian
* Russian
* San Marinoan
* Serbian
* Slovakian
* Slovenian
* Spanish
* Swedish
* Swiss
* Turkish
* Ukrainian
* British……




and black.”

This always make me chuckle a little. You can often get a sense of the importance of a particular concept based on the complexity/diversity in language with which the topic is discussed. How one person with two American parents and 4 American grandparents accounts for their “racial makeup” this way-and keeps a straight face-I will never fully understand. I politely smiled at the guy, and asked him where the country black was located, what language do they speak, and how long it would take to get there.

He didn’t get it.



  1. This behavior goes to show that the person speaking sees the white side as something special. Hence the need to divide and recall every ethnicity in their white back ground. However the “black” side is one big monolith, nothing individual to be admired.

    Im going to start asking people what language blacks speak and where the black country is, thanks for the idea.

    Comment by Y — April 4, 2010 @ 8:30 am | Reply

  2. Some mixed-race people may describe their ancestry in that way, but most that I’ve read of and encountered simply say that one parent is Black and one parent is White. I have several European ethnicities in my family line but for simplicity’s sake, when I bring up my background, I say my mother’s Black and my father, Italian-American.

    Comment by Victoria Grace — July 10, 2011 @ 12:57 am | Reply

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