More Mixed-Related Terms That You've Been Waiting For!
Hi friends! We've got another installment of the "Mixed Lingo" series for your reading pleasure. To go along with the "Growing Up Mixed" blog's post on the intersection of mixed-related issues and other social justice areas (get up to date at Social Justice for Mixed Folks!), I selected more social justice-y terms this time.
The Mixed Teen, College Student, Young Adult Experience!
Hi friends! In this post, we'll talk broadly about the experiences of multiracial, multiethnic, blended, mixed young people. This blog caters to mixed high school and university students, and young people in general. Let's explore!
friends!I noticed that the “Mixed
Lingo” posts have been pretty popular (part 1, part 2, part 3).My work as an intern at my school’s
multicultural center introduced me to social justice and the terms that I put
in the “Mixed Lingo” series.
post, we’ll get acquainted with social justice and how it applies to
multiracial, multiethnic, blended, mixed folks.
How Can Mixed Folks Respond to the Question: "So What Are You?"
mixed race and mixed ethnicity
friends! Let's continue our discussion on how mixed folks can
respond to the somtimes hurtful question "So what are you?" Below are a few methods you could use when dealing with this issue.
It is time, my mixed friends, to tackle the dreaded question, "So what are you?" Let Jared Padalecki's face convey your feelings.
As a multiracial, multiethnic, blended, mixed teen, college student or otherwise young person, I'm sure you've been asked this question before. Maybe an acquaintance heard you refer to yourself as latino then later as asian and calls you on it. Maybe someone's been sneaking glances at you and finally owns up to it, saying that they can't figure out what race and/or ethnicity you look like. Whatever the lead in might be, the conclusion's often the same: "Wait, so what are you anyway?"
Similar to the “I don’t find ________s attractive” post
(found here), we’ll discuss the ways: 1) how “so what are you?” can be hurtful
to mixed folks, and 2) how you, someone who identifies as mixed, can respond in
a series of two posts.In this first
post, we’ll look at why asking such a question can come across as hurtful to mixed folks.Ready, go!