Let me be clear, this blog is strictly for venting tonight.
I have a 9 and 11 year old and both of my children are biracial. I’d like to address common misconceptions that I hear often and frustrate the shit out of me. If these offend you good, because they offend me too.
1. “So you only date black men?” – No dumb ass, I’ve dated black men, and white, and Mexican, and whoever the FUCK I want.
2. “Your kids really should be in a more diverse school” – Why? Ohhhh, they’ll feel more accepted. Interesting… Hm… So it’s impossible for a community to accept two children that don’t “look” just like there’s? Personality, character, and kindness mean nothing then. I’ll be sure to remind my kids of that. 😒
3. “How can you live in a community so small and country with biracial kids?” 😂😂😂. Shut up. Really?
4. “Your kids are so beautiful, most mixed kids are so handsome or pretty” – well congratulations to my “mixed” kids for being good looking. Nevermind that they are simply beautiful. Or maybe I should tell them how beautiful their whatever race child is, ya know most kids of their race are usually ugly.
5. “Did he have a big dick”. – I shit you not… I have heard that nonsense. I don’t know how to respond so I usually just throat punch the person for such an ignorant comment.
6. “Do they have the same dad”. – Frankly that’s none of your business but “let’s make it interesting” and just say well I’m not really sure… I mean I think…I mean he was cheating on me so … So there was this one night .. At band camp.
7. “What do they identify with”. Say what?! What does that even mean….they identify with being human, as my son would tell you “he’s a person not African American or Hispanic”
8. “Your daughter got that good hair” – ok. Thanks I guess.
9. “I’m not surprised you’re raising them alone” – oh your not? Well I was because I was seeing more then an ethnicity and statistic, just a man, and your not. Go ahead, tell me more.
10. What are their names… Say that again… How do you pronounce one more time … Ohhhh that’s nice…. – I’m done.