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Originally posted by Whoopie:
IndependentMan...

If someone is mixed of African blood AND American Indian blood AND European blood... What are they?!?...

Are they Black, Indian or White?!?...

Or... Must they be "labeled" at all???...

And more importantly... Is it to their _advantage_ to be "labeled" at all???... As in the ODR...

And if the ODR has its roots due to past White folks racism... Why is it that in the year 2002 so many Black folks promote, accept and rely on the ODR???...

Questions... questions... I have many...

just curious...

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Whoopie, Excellent questions. I have been reading articles and posts on Interracial Voice and the Multi Racial Activist for about a month now. There is an initiative called the Racial Privacy Initiative that seeks to eliminate designations. I know this will not change the minds and hearts of racists of any shade, but it's a start. I personally do not consider myself an "African American", black is still ok with me. I'd rather just say American.

It amazes me that in the '50's and early '60's the civil rights movement was heading towards the "we are all one". But in the late '60's, the Black Power movement took over and now you see within the Civil Rights groups a left wing separatism, us vs. them mentailty. In the fight to get a multi racial box on the US Census in 2000, the NAACP vehemntly opposed this. They actuall said that if there is a choice for blacks to to re-classify themselves, many will walk out the door. What that says to me is that they want to FORCE people to "stay" and FORCE them to their mode of thinking. This is very Stalinist. It reeks of the Soviet Union having to build walls and such to keep people from leaving.

Whoopie, if you have time, go to Point2Point on Interracial Voive and read some of the posts their as well as the articles. The articles are very well written backed up with historical facts and scientifical facts, not rhetoric or inuendo.

Everyone has their own opinions, and mine has been since I was 4 years old back in the mid 1960's that why do you call someone "black" when they look "white" (like my grandmaother and father). It didn't make sense to me then, and it makes even less sense to me now.

Peace

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