Linda J. Alexander http://www.lindajalexander.net
A well-thought post. Thx for your perspective. I do understand the concept & agree. It's likely that exact reason that they identify. I guess what gets to me most is that we're a society that still requires folks to pick a group, so to speak. Obama is, literally, as much a white man as he is a black man & while his white heritage is all around him & the society as a whole is still undeniably more geared towards the success of the white than the black, it's a conscious decision to shirk that other part of the heritage.
And I've worked w/younger mixed race folks. They tend, often, to be confused because they are forced into this "pick one" mentality & having to take on a part of their persona while neglecting, or totally obliterating, the other.
Blessings -- Linda
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