I am Haitian, Spanish, French, Italian mostly (with some other white Eurpean ethnicities mixes in there). And was told by my obviously black Grandma and Mother that because my skin looks white, I should forget my heritage. Think it dead and useless, actually.
All that has done is cause me tremendous pain, since I get so angry at what I have seen and heard under the cover of my white looking skin.
Now that I don't follow the "rules" I was given by them, and have outwardly embraced my whole heritage, where would I stand in the community? I know how white society thinks (not all of them, I am generalizing here). How does the non-white society really feel about mixed people like me?