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?
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.