race positive

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Stop attacking other people for looking different than the character they’re dressed up as! We need to be nice and accept one another! ‘Cause in the end, we’re all just a bunch of nerds, looking to have fun, right?

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!

Shout out to mixed race/mixed heritage kids who don’t have any emotional connection to one side of their heritage and don’t have any desire to have one

Shout out to mixed kids who were never exposed much to that side and get judged by others for not knowing a lot about it

Shout out to kids with an abusive parent and/or bad family experiences that turned them off to the idea of getting to know that part of their heritage

Shout out to kids who, for the last reason, struggle between wanting to reclaim their culture and wanting to have nothing to do with it

Shout out to kids who get shamed by that side of the family for not wanting to participate in the culture because of the negative associations you have due to your bad experiences

Shout out to kids who are mixed with white/European heritage and get shamed by their non-white family for “acting too white”

Shout out to white-passing mixed kids who have to hear how they’re not REALLY black/Asian/Latinx/etc because they don’t “look it”–it IS important for us to acknowledge we have white-passing privilege, but that doesn’t give anyone the right to invalidate the other aspects of our heritage regardless of how much they do or don’t mean to us.

Shout out to all the mixed kids

Shout out to the mixed kids with light skin

Shout out to the mixed kids with dark skin

Shout out to the mixed kids with kinky hair

Shout out to the mixed kids who identify with one culture more than the other

Shout out to the Latinx mixed kids who don’t know Spanish

Shout out to the mixed kids who didn't grow up in a diverse area 

Shout out to the trans mixed kids

Shout out to mixed queer kids in general

Shout out to mixed kids who had to learn about their culture(s) late in life

Shout out to mixed kids dealing with internalized racism/body negativity


You are strong and no less a POC because you are mixed <3