Come to America then... in the black community he would be considered black. If he wasn't playing basketball he would be black. These are truths in this society. I am bi-racial, but most, if not 99% of the people that meet realize I am black.Originally posted by <b>solo</b>!
i think kidd would get some funny looks if he said that he was black..becuase he sure doesnt look it.
Originally posted by <b>ShamBulls</b>!
Why the need to differentiate? If you're mixed, you're mixed. Why the need to categorise him into one of the two?
And if you are going to cateogirse him as one of the two, how can you argue he isn't white? What better way is there of telling someone's skin colour other than looking at their skin colour?
but isn't that denying half of your heritage?Originally posted by <b>Hong Kong Fooey</b>!
And yet if you asked him, he would most likely say he is Black. Most bi-racial males (my brother and I) identify themselves as black if the mix is black and white.
Could be considered that, but what do you think most employers think if he were to come in? They are not saying "Oh look at this fine young bi-racial male". In fact, most people are truly ignorant that people could be bi-racial unless they look as light as Kidd.Originally posted by <b>BizzyRipsta</b>!
but isn't that denying half of your heritage?
i guess i'm looking at it through a wider scope than just black/white. for example, even friends of mine who are half puerto rican, half white (who look pretty much white) still call themselves puerto ricans but never bring up publicly that they are half white.Originally posted by <b>Hong Kong Fooey</b>!
Could be considered that, but what do you think most employers think if he were to come in? They are not saying "Oh look at this fine young bi-racial male". In fact, most people are truly ignorant that people could be bi-racial unless they look as light as Kidd.
I mean I usually can tell a bi-racial person on the spot, but then again I grew up around bi-racial people in my family (including my brother).
I think if this society wasn't so blatantly against interracial relationships, more bi-racial people would be less and less likely to claim they are one or the other and notice I did say males, females that I have met that are bi-racial are more inclined to say they are white in my travels even if they look more black.
I keep this to black/white because those are still the most prevalent ones out there.
That's cool that you have family that is from Martinique, I have a Euro caribbean background from the island of St. Lucia with a lot of family in Atlanta and Houston that I really never see.Originally posted by <b>Tragedy</b>!
its always rougher when you are mixed...
i myself am mixed with Scottish, German, Black, Indian, Bajan, and Martiniquain (dont ask me what that is, my aunt told me that recently) but my parents were born in trinidad...
and whenever someone asks me what i am, and i tell them... more often than not i hear.. "no you're not you're..." and hearing that just makes me want to knock someone right in the face... how can someone who doesnt know me tell me WHAT I AM?!
Yes it would be different if you were famous, but that is why our society is so perfect. But frankly I don't need someone else out there to validate me, so if they are ignorant no matter who they are, let them be.on a serious note... hong kong fooey hit the nail right on the head...
if you mixed and poor -- u black
if you mixed and get rich/famous -- people would trumpet the fact you are mixed....
No need to attack my basketball knowledge..We are the same race..human race right?Actually, my son's father was a college level athlete in many sports and is now a sports writer. Both he and I shared our love of basketball with my son, who could probably outdo you when it comes to any basketball related knowledge. We happened to be watching a you tube video of baby pictures of NBA stars and were both surprised by Jason Kidd's pictures. We disagreed as to his ethnicity so I googled THAT which brought me here. Not so sure where all the vitriol is coming from, but maybe YOU should ask instead of assume.