Archive | Mixed Race series

29 September 2011 ~ 12 Comments

My channel 4 interview on mixed race identity

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How can someone who propagates themselves as a chosen messenger of god advocate such divisive, confused and love-lacking opinion as Pastor Tapiwa Muzvidziwa? “God”, he says, disapproves of mixed marriages as these are “wrong” and detrimental to the children born of such relationships. Doesn’t he understand that the whole idea of banning interracial and interfaith relationships is deep […]

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17 February 2011 ~ 30 Comments

Is Halle Berry’s daughter black?

Is Halle Berry’s daughter black?

The world of science has on several occasions declared that race is biologically meaningless, but yet accepting this idea as general knowledge seems curiously hard to accomplish. The sooner we can understand the fallacious construct of race, the sooner we might begin to speak about multi-racialism with the kind of sensible thinking that it requires. However, the […]

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21 January 2011 ~ 47 Comments

What being mixed race has taught me

What being mixed race has taught me

It’s a shame that we black people are the ones that analyse and debate race and racism the most. If society was as post-racial as some try to claim, then I believe that it is white people that should be analysing and debating the effects racism has had on the world, whilst black people should […]

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18 June 2010 ~ 34 Comments

Mixed race girls have issues – part 3 of 3

Mixed race girls have issues – part 3 of 3

Mixed race girls have issues because when we define ourselves ‘mixed race’, we refer to race. I’m trying to pay attention to how many times I say ‘race’ whilst talking about myself. This past week I’ve used the word at least five times. (Note, I’ve just used the word race 4 times already) Inevitably using […]

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25 April 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Mixed Race girls have issues – Part 2 of 3

Mixed Race girls have issues – Part 2 of 3

When people ask me where I’m from, I say I’m Nigerian and Finnish, but what I really mean is that I’m from Mars. Trust me, it is no coincidence that Barack Obama, a fellow Marsian, recently announced his goals to send astronauts to Mars by 2030. He too wants to return home, to that place where […]

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19 April 2010 ~ 15 Comments

Mixed Race girls have issues – Part 1

Mixed Race girls have issues – Part 1

On the one end it irks me when in my presence black folks suggest that black men marry white women solely for a permit to stay in the west. Rarely directed at me (who has a black father and a white mother), but to other black people who might be present, I take this as […]

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