Politics: The Biracial Crowd
I often hear individuals walking around, hollering that they are biracial, because one of their parents is from another race. However, what the biracial crowd must understand is that, if one of your parent’s is black, then you are black. The notion that being biracial, constitutes another racial group is ludicrous. The United States government has already rule in the famous Supreme Court case, Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, that one ounce of black blood in you, meant that you were black. Plessy was much more closer to white than a mulatto, he was an Octoroon, which is someone who is seven-eights white and one-eight black. But yet, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that he was black, and, therefore, could not sit in the white section of the train. Plessy had to pay a fine for violating the race code. To all biracial folks, especially those of you, in which one of your parent’s is, or was, either black or white. White folks are not going to let you be white, if you are not white. They look at all you biracial folks as niggers, just as they look at African Americans with two black parents. Not only this, but if you so-called biracial folks were back in the 1920′s and 30′s America, you would not be allowed to enter any white establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, and other public and private accommodations, except maybe through the backdoor. Also, you all would have to sit on the back of the bus, with me and other African Americans. I don’t care if you are half black and half Japanese, or half black and half Mexican, or half black and half Korean, you are still black, so get over it. Therefore, when you see another black person, smile, because you are black too. Yes, I am very much aware of how biracial individuals have to suffer hostility and rejection from both racial groups. I have had biracial friends, and I see how the two racial groups, which they are apart of, give them a hard time. I say to the dark skinned black women, ” stop giving biracial or mulatto black women a hard time. It is not their fault because they are light skinned and have straight hair, anymore than it is your fault for being dark skinned with kinky hair.” Remember, no individual had any choice in choosing his or her parents, and if the truth were to be told, no one is really pure anything. If we were to all go back and study our ancestry, and DNA, we would all find out that, we are all mixed with some other race or ethnicity. So all of this nonsense, about being biracial, is just that, nonsense, because whether you biracial folks like it or not, you are black, just like me.
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