Archive for June 15, 2017

Whiteness

Posted in Uncategorized on June 15, 2017 by jerlina

Oh whiteness, you are so sneaky. So quiet but always in the (biracial) room. Tonight I had the realization that white people are eerily silent on the issue of biracial identity and that it sure is difficult to define yourself as 1/2 white when no one seems to know what being white really is. Well, certainly there are books on whiteness, so I think I’ll look into those. After this realization, about the lack of white voices on this subject and the role that whiteness plays in the confusion over mixed race/ biracial identity, I googled all sorts of combinations pertaining to whiteness and biracials. in Meghan’s Elle article she gives a glimpse at her (white) dad’s perspective on the matter. Then I found this article and thread:

One Thing I Can’t Pass On to My Daughter: White Privilege

https://www.brainchildmag.com/2013/10/one-thing-i-cant-pass-on-to-my-daughter-white-privilege/

How Multi-Ethnic People Identify Themselves

Posted in Uncategorized on June 15, 2017 by jerlina

A new study shows that most people who are biracial self-identify as “biracial.” But in many instances, multi-ethnic Americans change the way they self-identify depending on who they’re talking with. The study was published in December in Social Psychology Quarterly..

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/20/132209189/how-multi-ethnic-people-identify-themselves

Meghan Markle: I’m More Than An ‘Other’

Posted in Uncategorized on June 15, 2017 by jerlina

Suits star Meghan Markle on creating her identity and finding her voice as a mixed race woman, Elle Magazine

This is definitely worth reading.

http://www.elleuk.com/life-and-culture/news/a26855/more-than-an-other/

 

Passing as Black: How Biracial Americans Choose Identity

Posted in Uncategorized on June 15, 2017 by jerlina

Hmm…

Passing as Black: How Biracial Americans Choose Identity