I was thinking about this term today. Thinking about how my kids kind of fit into this category. I personally hate filling forms for my children because first of all I know that my children are more than just their racial background and they don't have to fit a mold that other people think they should fit.
But the reality is that they are certain things that they will have to go through in their life and I am trying to prepare them for them. I know that my son has never saw himself different to anybody else until someone else pointed it out, until someone called him "Oyinbo Pepper" in Nigeria etc.
Most human being don't want to stand out ; they want to blend in as much as possible. However an interesting part of the journey as a young multiracial person growing up is the rejection from both sides of my ethnic identity. That thought brought me to an interview that MAGNUM N3 recorded in 2015. Click on the logo to watch, very interesting.
Well, my message to my children is that there is no textbook on how to be multiracial and be okay with it. You just have to be your own person. You are who you are and no one else is like you and that's pretty cool.
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i have 2 white naija girls as there dad from owerri nigeria hard work age 2 n 3 their 4 n 3 this yearReplyDelete
Awwww, that's lovely. Thanks for reading the blog. I hope it is useful. God bless.Delete
We are who we are and not what people think about us.ReplyDelete
Well said Olusoji 👍 👌Delete