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post #41 of 46
As far as race mixing goes, it's the most natural thing in the world, and NOBODY who's been in the states for more than a couple generations is "pure" anything. Is it any wonder that recessive, or long unexpressed genetics pop occasionally? I am sure there were a lot of mixed race folks way back in the colonial days, just like in countries all over the world. I just thing it's incredibly sad that there has been so much social pressure to hide it. I hope that my grandkids can be all colors of the rainbow and celebrate their WHOLE heritage without all the ugliness from others.
It really gives me hope to see all the folks here raising such varied and open-minded kids!!
post #42 of 46
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As far as race mixing goes, it's the most natural thing in the world, and NOBODY who's been in the states for more than a couple generations is "pure" anything. Is it any wonder that recessive, or long unexpressed genetics pop occasionally? I am sure there were a lot of mixed race folks way back in the colonial days, just like in countries all over the world. I just thing it's incredibly sad that there has been so much social pressure to hide it. I hope that my grandkids can be all colors of the rainbow and celebrate their WHOLE heritage without all the ugliness from others.
It really gives me hope to see all the folks here raising such varied and open-minded kids!!
I've always agreed with this sentiment and roll my eyes everytime someone says, oh, I'm 100% this or that. A also find racism just about the most silly thing in the world forthe same reason. Since we're all at least a tiny bit of everthing it would seem sort of strange to be racist as you'd have to be racist toward yourself in the process. I'm certainly glad you don't have to hide mixed relationships and children today. I know some still choose to because of family pressure but, at least we don't have to for our safety in this country. We're not quite there yet as a society but, we've come a very long way!
post #43 of 46
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Welcome to the "random brown people" club, where it's more fun to keep them guessing.
LOL! My mom is German but everybody thinks she's Mexican. It's hilarious. And I've had white women come up and ask me where I go to get "that wonderful tan". And I'm like: "Umm.... Born with it."

A friend of Thomas Jefferson wrote him once to tell him that he'd developed the theory that racism and slavery would have to end simply because there was so much mixing that it was becoming too difficult to tell who was white, black, etc. It got to the point where they were having law suit after law suit and dragging in "expert" testimony to determine people's race (in inheritance cases).
post #44 of 46
Well I would have guessed white w/ Mexican.
post #45 of 46
I would guess white with hispanic. Of course I may be biased since my son is white and Mexican
post #46 of 46
My guess was first Spanish and then Italian for your daughter. Couldn't tell with your son. After looking at you and your husband I thought you were Italian and your husband something Indian or other Mid Eastern like Pakistani.

Bianca is a popular Italian name so I'd guess a lot of people would think you were Italian.

Your family is really beautiful !! And has an awesome cultural heritage.

My husband is Puerto Rican. He has been mistaken for Italian many times and around 9/11 was constantly being mistaken for Iraqi.
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