Bill of Rights for Racially Mixed People {via The Multiracial Experience}

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Bill of Rights for Racially Mixed People

Authored by Maria P.P. Root

I HAVE THE RIGHT…

Not to justify my existence in this world. 
Not to keep the races separate within me. 
Not to be responsible for people’s discomfort with my physical ambiguity. 
Not to justify my ethnic legitimacy.

I HAVE THE RIGHT…

To identify myself differently than strangers expect me to identify.
To identify myself differently from how my parents identify me.
To identify myself differently from my brothers and sisters.
To identify myself differently in different situations.

I HAVE THE RIGHT…

To create a vocabulary to communicate about being multiracial.
To change my identity over my lifetime — and more than once.
To have loyalties and identification with more than one group of people.
To freely choose whom I befriend and love.

 

The Multiracial Experience

“The Multiracial Experience: Racial Borders as the New Frontier”, edited by Maria P. P. Root, PhD

Available for purchase on Amazon.com

Learn more about mixed experiences at www.mixedfolks.com/rights.htm

 

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Chantilly is a multicultural blogger and the creator of several online platforms for mixed race / culture families.She is also a web designer and brand strategist who helps women to create their own culturally relevant websites and blogs.
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