biracial kid

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!

this one is for all of the little mixed kids, the ones who had to learn the in-between spaces early on, the ones who had to deal with not feeling like they were accepted fully in any race community, the ones who dealt with parents who had no fucking clue how to deal with their curly hair, the ones who were told that they were “lucky to not get the {race trait}”, the ones who were erased for having too many friends of one race, the ones who’s parents faced unthinkable adversity for being together, the ones who had to deal with racist comments from friends, only to be shut down for being “not {race} enough”. I love you, I am you, and you are valid.

"You're mixed? You're lucky, you get the best of both worlds!"

Sure I had egg rolls with my Turkey at Thanksgiving but we’ll leave out racial and cultural identity crises, being told you are not enough of one or the other and having to identify as “other” on forms.

But, I mean…I guess the egg rolls are worth it.

here’s to all my fellow biracial POC/white kids who have to spend the holiday season with their racist white family who expresses contempt for them because they’re mixed.

you are not an embarrassment. you are not impure. you are no less family because you are mixed.

no one should be alienated from their family and i hope we all survive this season and the ones to come.

(okay for anyone of any race to reblog)

S/O TO THE BLACK/BIRACIAL KIDS WHO GREW UP IN A WHITE HOUSEHOLD!

- the kids who had to sit while white relatives petted their heads to feel their hair or for “good luck”

-the mixed kids who were told their parents fornication was an abomination because the cultures were to different for them to mix

-the kids who listened to the grown ups go on and on about how black people could do better for themselves if they just worked harder

-the little girls taught that black boys just want to dominate and abuse their women
-the kids taught that black culture is just looking for hand outs and don’t deserve reparations

-The kids taught that racism ended with slavery and neither are real anymore because there are “laws”

-the kids that went to school and couldn’t stand up for themselves without being called a dirty nigger or other derogatory comments

-the kids who sat and listened to their mom or dad laugh with their friends over chicken and watermelon jokes

-the kids who were made fun of for having “pubes” as hair

-the kids who hated their bodies because they couldn’t fit into the same clothes or sizes as the white kids and developed eating disorders to just try to look like everyone else

-the kids who were oppressed and treated less and never knowing why

-the kids that were raised to be white

-the kids who were never taught anything about their culture and rich heritage.

Be strong. You will get through this. You are beautiful. Let no one tell you otherwise!