TURN 👏🏾 THE 👏🏾 FUCK 👏🏾 UP 👏🏾

To all my black people

All my Afro-latinxs

All my Afro-Asians

All my black Caribbeans

All my mixed black folks

HAPPY FUCKING BLACK HISTORY MONTH!!! ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

May this month be filled with melanin magic, clear skin, and carefree blackness ❤️

I love all y'all so much man

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Bow’s first narrated segment on Black-ish is providing some much needed historical education and subtlety to the conversation about biracial identity

In the first-ever episode of Black-ish told from the perspective and voice of Rainbow, the Johnson family matriarch is forced to deal with an identity crisis when Junior brings home his first girlfriend, who is white. Initially, Bow tries to deny that she’s bothered by Megan’s race. But of course it doesn’t immediately work out that way, and there are some important historical reasons why.

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“When you're a biracial person, it's often easier to see these disparities because you live two perspectives. And, particularly if you are half-white, you embody both the oppressor and the oppressed. That may not be where your heart belongs, but it's who you are nonetheless.”

— Christine Stoddard, What the new Netflix Obama biopic gets right about struggling with biracial identity

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Mariah Carey is in the holiday spirit 🎁

biracial kid problems

- not looking like either of ur parents

- ”oh, you look (other race)”

- ”is that your mom or is some woman kidnapping you?”

- not being able to fit in to either side of the family

- “but mixed babies are so cute!!”

- “where are you from?”

- people trying to guess ur race

- people speaking languages to u that you don’t know because they assume ur race

- oh dear god what box do I check

Biracial kid perks

- you’re beautiful!

- having two cultures to learn about/love

- having friends of all races

- cultural fluidity 

- being totally unique! go you!

learn to love your mixed self!

Kalani inherited her mother’s lighter complexion while fraternal twin sister Jarani got her father’s darker complexion.

Meyer says the girls act just as different as they look.

Kalani is wild and very energetic, she crawls everywhere and gets into everything, while Jarani just likes to be cuddled and won’t let you put her down.

“In this family, we don’t see color. Love is love.” - Whitney Meyer.

OMG, these children are so cute! But their future definitely will not be easy. Imagine Kalani tells people that she is black no one will believe her. And imagine what Jarani could hear about her skin…

I hope their mother will prepare them to life experiences they will have cause racism is here to stay.