Erased Identity

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“An Ode To Being Blaxican Shines A Light On An Erased Identity” written by Shanna Collins. This article is written about Dolores Morado, a brown grandma raising her biracial kids and grandkids. She wanted to raise them with both Mexican and Black cultures in her household. But once her family found out that she was pregnant with a black man, they let her know right away that she’d have problems with society. She was prepared with all the rude comments they’d give her. She was prepared to do anything to protect them and keep their heritage going. They knew since the beginning that it would be hard for these biracial kids to grow up in this type of society. These kids, growing up, were scared themselves, they knew they were going to be treated differently for being “different”. “The hardest part for is knowing where to fit in. Can I really identify with these two groups of people by race?” is what Morado’s grandson stated. He, himself was scared of not being able to fit in. Our society, today, is everywhere with mixed feelings about biracial relationships. But these kids are just confused on what to be identified as. The recognition of Afro-Mexicans became troubling years later after the banning of slavery in Mexico in 1829, the data was pretty much…show more content…
And I think because Blaxicans represent two of the most aggrieved groups in Los Angeles, it’s important to understand that certain sets of issues and challenges that have been traditionally labeled as African American or Latino, ultimately, do not exist for people who self-identify as Blaxicans.” stated artist Walter Thompson. Latinos and Blacks are both pointed at in this society, and these kids are growing up being both races. They have to grow up in this society that doesn’t understand that they are just people. These Afro-Mexicans have to face challenges, deal with some rude people, and will probably be treated differently by certain people on the
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