The debate "Mixed people are mixed not black" was started by
February 25, 2016, 3:07 pm.
18 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 5 people are on the disagree side.
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DarkDerpy posted 7 arguments, NerdTagz posted 7 arguments, Freyja posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
DarkDerpy, WiseGirl, xaveragexjoesx, shenanigans, rob5998, Sally, NerdTagz, Freyja, ototoxic, BlueMouse and 8 visitors agree.
fadi, sgilmour2001 and 3 visitors disagree.
And if I'm 25/25/50? I'm only 25% Jamaican.
Plenty of people who are not 50 50 can be mixed. That usually doesn't happen. If someone is 40 60 and you can't tell are you going to dna test them?
there are many different types of "white" .
You can actually do that. lol. Check out how some people win minority scholarships, but many think they are white. It really is up to you if you are mixed.
I think its said want because they have a choice. Like how can you choose your race. How can you choose to identify as a race if u want. black ppl don't have that privilege. If a mixed person can choose I can say I'm Indian. because after all in it 20% of my blood.
white people are white. meaning there mostly white. black people are black meaning there mostly black and mixed people are mixed meaning there 50/50. Genes might come out different physically but there about 50/50.
mixed people have a choice. they can call themselves mixed. sometimes white sometimes black. if there black they shouldn't be able to make that decision if a black person can't help bring black.
There's a reason mixed is mix because there's different shades and different types. It just doesn't make as much sense if a really pale mixed person identifies as white or a slightly dark mixed person identifies as black. It's silly. just identify yourself as mixed. You have a black mother and a white father or something similar. Both ancestors are strong in your DNA. You don't see when a chihuahua breeds with a dachshund they still call the dog a chihuahua. its a mixed. a mutt but you do see plenty of dogs who have a stronger gene side of a breed be called that breed but honestly most white/mixed people don't care. as you said.
mixed people have identities but they should leave black people alone so they can fix there problems instead of making it worse. the more you dilute a race. the more it will fall apart. we need races to be identified as something different. Everyone's different and labels are created to reach out to particular groups and groups to get together with understanding. If nobody understands that then I don't know what should be said.
A lot of mixed people I know identify as black. When I was younger the mixed girl was always the lead of the group and identified as black as the others.
DarkDerpy, mixed people have identities. The problem is that many people fail to address those identities, ignoring them completely, and group them in with people of similar skin color. It seems that the same argument could be made for white people, and I don't mind ackowledging the heritage of any given mixed white person. The thing is, though, that not enough of those people care. They simply identify as white and they're okay with that. Enough darker mixed people, however, do care and so it is in fact an issue.
It's a small issue but it's big enough that there was a discussion created about it so why not discuss it? Please answer my question: Why do you think that mixed people want to identify as black? I think they don't, but that people misclassify them as black. Tell me if I'm wrong but if you do, do tell me why.
they are black if they look black.
black is not a race. it's a color.
Why do you hate mixed people?
You are not the only one. I disagree as well.
Mixed people want to be black? Since when? I have no idea what you mean. Could you elaborate please? I have no wish to be "black" and since you said "mixed people", that involves me too. I think you're wrong but, hey, maybe I'm just an isolated case. -_-
I agree with you DarkDerpy
the only people who don't mind mixed people being considered black is the ones who could care less about actual black people.
race labels create an identity. why do you think mixed people want to be black because they want an identity. our identity's is what makes us different and unique.
mixed people are similar to Latinos. Latinos can be pale white to dark but the majority have loose curls and tan skin. I don't consider mixed people black ad I think it does nothing positive for actual black people. its selfish. be who you want. go ahead and be black. but you will never understand the struggle. you will understand MIXED struggles. but not black struggles. when I go to a black website when have I ever seen mixed people. barely. because they can't relate. its not fair. it dilutes the black community. it makes it worse. look at us now. its sad. so I want to own up to my blackness. not my mixness. I don't wanna see another website of top ten most beautiful woman when more than half of them are straight mixed. black parent white parent. of course there beautiful they have the common european features that majority of black woman and men can't relate to. why is there separate videos, websites, and everything else. of black people and mixed people.
who is this about. mixed people. the only thing they care about is fiting in somewhere. they don't actually care about the black community. they don't understand the black community. I could tell a mixed person how it effects them but they won't care cause they can label themselves as black if they want to. no matter how much it effects there black brothers and sisters. if they can't understand actual black people. if I see some of them in lousianna going against black people if I only see them always proud to black but the only reason there truly proud is because they have a chunk load of European in them. how is that fair? it phycologicaly messes with young black girl and boys mind. but they don't care. its about them. who cares about the black community. they want to be apart of it. so they can. I see black people being ashamed of who they are and I see mixed people enjoying being black because they get special treatment as a "black" person. the majority. its not about I can be who I want. its the acsohhndsI can be who I want even if it effects an damages others. I said this before and they said. oh well its black peoples fault for not loving themselves. does that sound black to you? it sounds pretty separate.
What you wrote there seems a bit racist, but I think I understand what you are saying. I stand by people being allowed to be who they are.
But that is still mixed. If someone wanted to be labeled as such. I know people in my family that look white as paper, but still identify black (even if they are truly mixed). It's all up to them. They can be who they want. I think race labels are stupid anyway for a colored blind society.
Its bothersome because most mixed people who call themselves black don't do it because there fully black but because they'll be accepted and treated like kings and queens in the black community. the mixed people who fully claim black and not there other line of ancestors just want to be accepted in a primary group and are only thinking about themselves and don't realize how it damages and dilutes the black community even more. we all know that to keep a race of a community strong it needs to be strong in race not mixed with any other. if its diluted with so much European it will become weaker and weaker and weaker in rick countries and black american people will just grow apart from each other completely. mixedpeople are black but there also white.
the one drop rule was created by white folks the slave owners who hated every single bit of black. the average black american is no less than 70% black and no more than 85%. the average mixed person is 50/50 a little more a little less
Many people, like myself, are partly black (African descent, Jamaican, or other) and one or two other races. The thing is, many people think that if one is dark and has curly/kinked hair, they can be reasonably classified as simply "black". Well, the problem with that is that I am not black, but a mix of three different "races" - Jamaican, Native American, and English. I think my heritage is cool. It's diluting who I am to call me black. If I wanted to identify as white, I assure you that I would get many side-eyes because I am classified by many people as part of the black community and so I cannot be both. Just because I have some of it in me does not mean that it is all I am.
You ask who cares. I can answer that: I do because I am more than black but people call me just that. You don't have to acknowledge my heritage because it is true that it's mostly irrelevant to how we all live our lives but misclassifying me is unfair because that's being presumptuous and ignorant of my true heritage. If one wishes to classify me, they can simply ask. It isn't that hard to do and I love talking about where I come from.
Then if they wish to be labeled they are whatever they want to be. A lot of the black thing comes from the one drop rule. By today's Standards many blacks are actually mixed people really. As for other races it may be different. As hispanics mixed with white were not considered full hispanic. I think it anyhow.
that is true but we all have an identity is what I'm saying. a cultural a physical trait that most relates
I feel weird about the term mixed. Isn't everyone mixed with something? Most people aren't pure black or white.