MIXED RACE CHILDREN



One in ten British children now is mixed race and as some of you know my son is mixed race too. I'm from Hungary and his daddy is from Nigeria. When I look at my boy, I can see his beautiful brown skin that is  darker than mine and his hair that is quite straight, not like most mixed race kids I know. Those kids have a slight curl/wave to their hair texture but they still share in the same ancestral history as other white people.


I must say sadly, I think its a shame when I hear white people and even black people, refer to mixed race people as "black". It's hurting me a bit because my boy is just as much white as he is black. Yet, the world view him as a black boy.

Apart from that I love the fact that my son has mixed heritage. I recently watched a documentary on Channel4 about mixed race people and I learnt the following:
"Mixed-race children make up one of the fastest growing ethnic minorities in the UK. According to some census experts the number of mixed-race people in Britain will double between 2001 and 2020, when demographers predict it will reach 1.3 million people.

Mixed-race people are among our most famous and high-achieving citizens - there's Sade Adu, Chuka Umunna, Lewis Hamilton and Leona Lewis to name a few.


The British regard people of mixed race as the most attractive and successful, say psychologists."

I like most of the points that they have raised in the documentary and I hope my son will feel blessed being mixed race and become as successful as he is attractive.

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  2. I'm glad someone else thinks the same way as I do about 'race', and knows exactly what it is! Classified 'white' people, and those 'black' who truly believe, that race mixing is the solution are living in a fantasy world. I myself coming from a dual heritage background can tell you first hand it was/ and is a living hell! I only recently discovered the truth, and can tell you it doesn't remove the oppression not only from classified 'whites' but 'blacks' as well. GB is a terrible place especially if you're dual heritage.. You're thrown into a box and excluded from both sides! Tell the child the truth!!! Growing up I resented both my parents because they wanted me to be two people; classified 'white' and 'black', rolled into one body, which is madness! No one told me the truth.. I was confused, introverted, and isolated to name a few.. Wonderful 'mixed' GB.. I now know we are whatever our Fathers are!

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  4. every thing God created seems to exist in different color, from cats to potatoes,and do you see cats complaining when the orange one has to mate with the black one? no.I dont get why it has to be soo complicated with humans and we are supposed to be smarter? your son is half and half he is mixed *race*.i always found it very stupid when people called mixed race people black.
    to the person above did you ever think that maybe your parents just wanted you to be who you are "mixed race"..not black and white? plus every one gets thrown in a box,its you who decides if you want to stay in it. my dad is yoruba and my mum is igbo and every one tries to tell me i am yoruba because my father is.but i cant be like a yoruba person and dont feel like one and neither do i feel like i am igbo, so i just tell people i am igbo and yoruba and every one is happy.if you know yoruba and igbo people,you will know they love to hate each orther and mostly stay with each orther.i on the orther hand have a large mix of friends both tribes.if neither group accepts you try indian people.if that dosnt work well some people are just have very difficult personalities and are too introverted too make friends

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  5. just wanted to add that in nigeria and west africa if you are 80% black and 20% white,you will be called oyimbo(white) so i guess its reverse one drop rule in my mother land

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  6. the child is "mixed race" He will excel as long as he works hard, there are black CEO's in GB just as there are white beggars on the street. This baby will chose his own great fortune and it will have nothing to do with "white supremacy". I am not saying the tough times won't come, but his attitude and confidence will go a long way in determining how he fares in life. Let him know both his heritages and he will be an enigma.

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  8. Kisses to you dear ..... I love you my in law .....just pinned your blog on my home screen...I love your blog...... naija for life!

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  9. Your views are so flawed and I fear what it will teach your child. Please, I encourage you to read scholarly books (racecraft, white by law etc) to see how your "white" "race" came about. Your son is not "50 / 50" he is 100% you and 100% his father. He is NOT half of both. That just does not make sense on all accounts. Biologists and doctors cringe at that. You and your husband may share the exact same hereditary features than you and say another "white" women! Fantastic isn't it? That is why RACE is a lie and a harmful social construct. By focusing on this lie that you are "white" , your husband "black" and your baby "not sure", YOU are perserving this problem and this lie. Your son is beautiful, perfect and a combination of two people that come from two different geographical places (mom = cold north - no sun - lighter skin and dad=sunny south west - darker skin) That's it. End of story.

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