Well…in an effort to turn a highly unproductive day into a less of a waste I have started this blog. I have been meaning to do this for some time now, as I have realized that some things are better written and read than spoken and heard in a video. Every time I try to make a video about some “biracial revelation” I’ve written in a journal, it just doesn’t sound right. So this is where I’ll be posting those things I guess. I also guess that I should not assume that this blog will be automatically linked in the reader’s mind (or on the internet) to my Vlog on YouTube. My name is Tiffany. I am biracial. Specifically I have a Black mother and a White father. For years I bought into the idea that this meant that I was black. Then I came to my senses some twenty years later. Now I’m on a crusade to spread the word. The word that “Black” is not a taint that cancels out all other. The word that because my father (grandmother, grandfather, cousins, uncles) is white, then so am I. And even if I don’t look white, I still have a right to claim my heritage without shame or even hesitation. I am not on a crusade to create a separate race. There is already separation enough amongst us. For the most part I am not concerned with having a special box to check. I want to get rid of the boxes. The only thing I can think of doing to start us on that path is talking about race openly, honestly, kindly, compassionately, and with sensitivity to the feelings, thoughts, and experiences of others. My goodness this is wordy. I suppose that’s what this is all about though. Hopefully I’ll get used to it. I think I will. Stay tuned….
December 15, 2008 by 13 Comments