Howdy all! I've got a blended/multi racial family. I'm white (the european mutt style), SO's black, step daughters 1 &2 are black/white and stepson and step daughter 3 are black/mexican. It's been an experience all round, but even more so with the oldest two (who are 14 & 13 -- oops I said she's 12, but really she turned 13 in april!). It seems certain issues are coming out of the teenaged woodwork for the oldest, esp, and I'm really having a time trying to sound like I've got any real clue about the issues, though I'd say I do moreso than most people from where I grew up. Mr Toona's got the racial problems covered more than I, but since neither of us have been bi-racial, it's harder for us to deal with the "you're not black but you're not white" crap that she's going through. She often asks us, "so if I'm half black, and half white, which half of me is which?!?!"
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