I don't watch the news so I imagine you've all already heard all about this but it's new news to me and I'm FREAKED OUT about it for some reason and I've got to share.
President Obama declined to check the box for "white" on his census form and instead ONLY checked the box for black.
He's bi-racial, did he forget that or something?
Didn't his black father abandon him and wasn't he raised by a SINGLE WHITE MOTHER of whom he shares half his genes? What the HELL Obama? I get that in appearance he looks completely black, you'd never guess that he's half white, and I imagine that in a large way he's come to identify himself because of the way he was treated by society - as black - but REALLY??? How would that make his Mother feel do you think? That he can deni her half of his existence even though she raised him all by herself? I'm so PISSED at him!
My baby Daisy looks absolutely nothing like me, she's not even light brown - she's BROWN - and neither did she inherit my green eye's, light hair or... anything from me but the fact is she's still half mine. She's half white and I can only imagine how I would feel if when she grows up she decides to ignore half of her lineage.
Is race a choice? When it comes right down to it it's genes and blood and you can't DENY it no matter how dark or light or Asian you look, you are what you ARE and that goes for bi-racial people as well. You don't get to CHOOSE what your genes are damn it!
I don't CARE if he's been treated black his whole life because that's how he looks - that's created feelings, and a way that he identifies with the world but it doesn't CHANGE his heritage.
Maybe when the next census rolls around I'll be feeling particularly Mexican because I live in Mexico now and I'll just go ahead and click that box. Or maybe I'll have been eating Chinese for a couple of weeks and be feeling rather sushi and decide that I'm FREAKING CHINESE.
I don't LIKE talking about race stuff or politics and in large I don't care much for any of it - Chino and I are a happy bi-racial couple but we sure as hell never THINK of ourselves that way. We think of ourselves as a COUPLE. A married couple, not a bi-racial couple. Living in Mexico I sometimes forget that I look so extremely different than everyone around me, I feel like I fit right in because the people here are polite enough to treat me like a person - not a WHITE person. So it's a shocker to me that I'm so upset by this whole Obama thing.
We cant choose our basic DNA. You don't get a choice in it, you are what you are damn it - why not just check the box and go on with your life?
(no offense to any transgenders out there - this isn't aimed at you, that's a whole other basket of eggs and you all just keep on keepin' on)
Daisy isn't going to have this problem because we're going to TALK about things. A LOT. Plus, though she lives in the Land Of Taco her Gringa Mommy is gonna bust out the Macaroni and Cheese and Spagetti and a damn Penut Butter and Jelly Sandwhich once in a while. There will be no confusion - only fusion!
AAAAND to lighten the mood - I found this video while searching "White People Food" because I can no longer remember what I used to eat before Chino and foud this clip. Oh dear GAWD he's funny!! :D