(Closed) What do you think of mixed-race kids?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 62
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@mamadingdong:  Oh goodness, I surely don’t think of people as DOGS. I said “purebred” out of sheer mind blanking… just as I did now. What should I say, “monoracial”?

Being mixed doesn’t mean that that person is any less of anyone else. Nobody ever said that. Everything here was positive and very celebratory of different races coming together and making beautiful babies. 

It just seems like you can’t bring up race AT ALL (even when trying to be nice) without someone calling you a racist. 

MrsSanchizel to lady with beautiful baby: Your baby is gorgeous! Is she mixed?

Hypothetical Lady to Sanchizel: you RACIST!

Post # 64
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Pokemon:  Since when is the very mention of race racist?

Mentioning race isn’t racist. Ascribing a whole set of (positive, negative, neutral) qualities to a person solely because of their racial heritage is using a type of logic that is racist. It is NOT (always) racist in the sense that it implies hatred or disdain for that group of people. But it is racist in the sense that it assumes that race is the defining factor about a person.

Again, as I mentioned: OP, I know you were coming from a good place. But it’s the sort of thing that makes some people who identify as mixed-race uncomfortable. You are by no means a bad person for thinking that babies are cute! It’s just something to be aware of. Along with the idea that (again, not necessarily you here) mixed race people also tend to not like to be called “exotic.”

And the idea that some people are “purebred” is problematic on a variety of levels.

 

Post # 65
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Annabelle86:  You are wrong, exotic means foreign or from a different place.  That is precisely why it is a racial term because when you all someone exotic you assume because they are not the same race as you, they are foriegn.  Can you see why that might be offensive?

Post # 66
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@mamadingdong:  Nobody called you exotic, what I said was people often find exotic ethnicities attractive. I know lots of people who like to date outside their race because they find the differences in other people beautiful.

Post # 68
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@MrsSanchizel:  How about this:

Mrssanchizel: Your baby is gorgeous!

Total stranger: Isnt she? Thank you. 

Mrssanchizel walks away without asking about race!

Post # 69
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@jessierhysy:  I flagged it for you so a Mod should close it soon. 

Post # 70
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mandypop:  This is absoutely amazing… I just wanted to let you know 😉

Post # 72
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@jessierhysy:  I flagged it for you

 

Hey kids, maybe if you want to debate this you can start a spinoff?  You’re threadjacking – and this CLEARLY is not what the OP posted for…

Post # 73
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Mrs.babycat:  the second definition from merriam websters dictionary: strikingly, excitingly, or mysteriously different or unusual.

Someone very different from yourself is exotic.

Post # 74
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@jessierhysy:  go to support and start a new thread in it called ‘close this thread’ remember to copy and paste a link

 

Post # 75
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsSanchizel:  Oh goodness, I surely don’t think of people as DOGS. I said “purebred” out of sheer mind blanking… just as I did now. What should I say, “monoracial”?

See, this is where the fact that race is socially constructed and not a purely biological or mathematical thing becomes a problem. Again, I’m not trying to be a jerk at you here. But, for instance, many people who identify as African-American have a variety of different ethnic heritages — African, Caucasian, Native American, etc etc. So even the people who you’re thinking of as being of a single race are the product of a lot of different “races.”

In short: I am all for cute babies! I just think it’s best when we say that specific individual babies are cute because of who they are, and not because they are some specific larger category of identity.

Post # 76
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Annabelle86:  oh wait from the same dictionary: introduced from another country : not native to the place where found. THAT is the #1 definition

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