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The MOST annoying things said to mixed raced people ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ด

  • What are you?
  • Your a Muslim? Why do you not wear a scarf? But your not Pakistani so how can you be Muslim?
  • Half cast?
  • I can’t even tell?
  • You don’t look like it !!??
  • Oh yeah I can tell now – the nose and hair !
  • Oh wait .. But why are you so white?
  • So who’s who in you’re parents ?!
  • Can you speak the Nigerian lanaguage ?
  • You don’t look like you’re parents …
  • Which side do you relate to more?
  • OMG one day you’re gonna have such cute babies !!!
  • Can I touch you’re hair?
  • Do you have a photo with you’re hair curly?
  • Heyyy honey buns! I wanted to move away from beauty and fashion and really get into something which is a bit more personal! In this blog post I just wanted to get straight get into the point of what this post is about!

    *Me dressed in Asian attire at a engagement party*

    Being a mixed raced individual in society can be difficult and that’s the solid truth. Especially when people are genuinely interested of you’re ethnicity back ground – however when they say the wrong things but mean no harm! I really appreciate these type of people because they do genuinely want to learn more … however when throughout your 27 years of life it can start to be annoying! But then I do laugh because I am genuinely shocked, how uneducated some people are not only on ethnicity but religion too! Maybe this is something the education system needs updating on. As I’m from a area called Bradford in Yorkshire, the ethnicity is mixed. I have friends from all backgrounds and I am lucky and privileged enough to even learn their heritage. But I know for some this isn’t the case, as it makes me shocked as we are in 2019!

    Maybe yourself you have asked genuine questions to somebody who you want to learn more about – BUT PLEASE THINK MORE BEFORE YOU SPEAK!! This is important don’t start blurting out a lot of private questions in front of a audience get to know the person first. They will genuinely be overwhelmed *in a good way* that you want to learn more about them!

    *A more recent photograph of myself with my natural hair colour!*

    So just to clear. Few things up! Yes I am mixed raced, my father is from Nigeria and my mother is from England! Yes I am a Muslim revert this was my own choice! Religion is not a culture bare this in mind! Yes I have my dads nose and guess what I LOVE IT!! Yes I have auburn hair and I inherited this from my grandad my mother’s dad! Yes I have lighter skin and this as with my hair is down to genetics! I’m proud of my heritage and my religion and tbh I feel my eyes are very wide open in life.

    Below are some foods from another culture and of my own! I loveeeee food honestly I’m not a fussy eater at all!

    *Above a traditional Asian dish chicken biryani cooked by me*

    *Above a traditional Nigerian dish cooked by my step mum*

    I named my blog Colour Is Simply Art as I wanted to be for all. Ethnicity, culture and religion is a beautiful thing as without them their wouldn’t be art, music, fashion and foods! Like my husband I have really educated him on my culture and my beliefs and he’s learnt so much – even a new language haha ๐Ÿ˜‚ *Bless him for trying*

    For my fellow mixed raced individuals like me I hope you read the first part and was actually in giggles because it gets me too!!

    Anyways I hope this has been a eye opener for you! If you are mixed raced I’d be really interested to know what your mix is! So comment below!

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    9 thoughts on “The MOST annoying things said to mixed raced people ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ด

    1. I’m surprised you’re aware of the term, half cast, I thought that term died out in the 80s when I was exposed to the term. I hated being of mixed ethnicity for the longest time. I still have racial identity problems to this day, because of all the racial abuse I suffered growing up. But it seems you’re a lot more centred when it comes to your mixed ethnicity identity, which is really good

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      1. Yes itโ€™s still used today for me uneducated people use this term as its very degrading! Awh no be proud of youโ€™re mixed ethnicity itโ€™s a beautiful thing and we should celebrate and embrace it more! But Iโ€™m guessing with it being in the 80s times was very different to how they are today! Iโ€™m sorry you went through racism it honestly disgusts me no โ€œraceโ€ is superior to another. I hope you can identify with your roots now! And yes I love it I couldnโ€™t imagine myself being any other way ๐Ÿ™‚

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    2. I was lucky enough to grow up in Halifax which was as ethnicly diverse as Bradford, and learnt a lot about other cultures as well as learning to love and respect everybody no matter what background they’re from. I feel a lot of the lack of understanding and misinformation comes from people never being exposed to other cultures until later in life and not being given the opportunity to learn.

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    3. Awesome post!! I am considerably older than you and grew up in a rather sheltered environment – that said, my parents made sure that I understood that skin color means nothing – its what’s inside that matters. Thank you for sharing.

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    4. Thanks for sharing this. I always try to be very cautious when it comes to asking questions regarding someones race and ethnicity because I know some people kind really be rude and overstep with their curiosity.

      xx, Shar

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    5. Really liked this post! I think a lot of people have a simple issue of no filter – think before you speak! I work on the basis of if itโ€™s not something youโ€™d want someone to ask you, then you donโ€™t ask it of another person!

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