Uncovering the rules around Black History Month.
Reading Maggie’s comment, I wonder if my Swedish and German ancestry would once have been considered mixed. If so, we have made progress, but as you point out, there is more to be made. Thank you for an excellent article.
This is so good, Torrie! I'm learning a lot from you. Thank you for the important work you are doing!
Torrie, I am learning so much from your posts. Racial constructs are fascinating and complicated. Three of my four grandparents were Norwegian, so I grew up in a culture in which having a Swedish ancestor would have been considered being “mixed”! That would be a joke to most, but not all. I’ve never really understood why those who have a biracial background needed to identify as one race or the other and in one paragraph you explained that so well. I so appreciate your writing.