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  •  I live in (6+ / 0-)

    Washington state where being bi-racial is very normal.  I look bi-racial, but I'm not.  I'm just a very mixed-race black person.  When you see my name first, but don't know how I look, you don't really know what I am.  But the look of surprise I get when most people see that I am black especially with an italian-french name is amusing, also can be insulting especially some of the questions white people can ask; they don't mean to be annoying, just ignorant of how black people can be very mixed (I have one sister who is very dark) and not have a direct parent that's either another race or white.  Black people their questions are just different, their questions normally come out of what are you mixed with; and the good hair thing, which was really annoying when I was growing up.

    •  Soccer star Mario Bolatelli (Super Mario) (0+ / 0-)

      is a Ghanaian orphan adopted by an Italian family. He regularly gets racist taunts at games: There are no Blacks in Italy.

      Olympic volleyballer Debbie Green was a Korean orphan adopted in the US. I had two Korean orphans as next-door neighbors, with Polish surnames.

      I know a Laotian nurse-practitioner at a local medical facility named Nidavanh Klopfenstein.

      In the first half of the 20th century, almost all Jewish actors and comedians changed their names. Jack Benny, Red Buttons, Danny Kaye, Victor Borge, and so on and on. Not Molly Goldberg, though. It still happens, as with Jon Stewart.

      Alex Wagner, on MSNBC, is half Burmese, and part German and Irish.

      And so on.

      America—We built that!

      by Mokurai on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 04:52:02 PM PST

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