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#31 of 35 Old 02-08-2009, 09:27 AM
 
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Hi,

Just wanted to add my 2 cents. I live in NYC and we do get looks from people, but not really stared at. We only get stared at when we go into a predominately Eastern European area. My DH and I don't get too frazzled about it anymore.
We sort of made a game of it. If one of us spots someone glaring at us we will say 'Your cousin is looking at us' or 'Look your friend is looking'. Or sometimes we let the person/people know that we see them. We'll wave or give them a big smile, you should see their faces when we do that,

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My husband is dark skinned, and looks biracial (AA/CC)...although he isn't sure about his heritage (his mom looks white, but has some Native American. His father was dark skinned and from what we can gather is probably Native American and perhaps Turkish.) I am Hispanic and CC, although I look very white. We occasionally get looks here, but not too often. However, we did travel to Atlanta a few months ago, and wow, was that an experience! We walked into a Zaxby's full of middle aged white people in a rural Georgia town (off the interstate a little) and EVERYONE turned and looked at us. They followed us with their eyes the entire time we were in there...we just cuddled up, kissed, got our food, and got out! Then, when we were in underground Atlanta, we got some more stares, both from AA and CC people.

Like I said, we don't get much open racism. However, people do always ask my parents 'what is Cody?' and sometimes we get a hint of veiled racism from various family members...ugh. It makes me sick sometimes.

We always notice other multi-cultural families when we are out. I can't wait to see what our little girl is going to look like!!!

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thank you both for your answers

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Then, when we were in underground Atlanta, we got some more stares, both from AA and CC people.
what does AA and CC mean?
since i live in europe this may be something i need to know? do people also use this phrase verbal or just written?
and congrats on your belly-baby!

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thank you both for your answers



what does AA and CC mean?
since i live in europe this may be something i need to know? do people also use this phrase verbal or just written?
and congrats on your belly-baby!

thanks!

AA=African American
CC-Caucasian

Most people that I know say White instead of Caucasian. It's 50/50 between saying African American or Black. However, in a conversation you would never say AA or CC

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I live in Houston and people dont tend to even notice a CC/AA couple, they are everywhere, those Biracial kids are the cutest ever, people tend to notice the kids then the couple lol.

But if you are a american/arab couple then you will get noticed people here still dont like arabs/muslims and look at them like they are from another plant lol. But it doesnt bother me cause I love my arab/muslim man hehehe.

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