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BiRacial

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It's 3rd grade.I'm late for school, and my mother had to walk me in to class so that my teacher would know the reason for my tardiness.My mom opens the door to my class room, and there is a hush of silence.Everyone's eyes are fixed on my mother and me.She tells the teacher why I was late, gives me a kiss goodbye and leaves for work.As I sit down at my seat, all of my so-called friends start to call me names and tease me.The students tease me not because I was late, but because my mother is white.
Situations like this are hard for a young child to deal with.These type of situations are what bi-racial children deal with every day.The term bi-racial means a child's heritage is made up of two cultures or ethnic groups.In this paper I will compare the advantages and disadvantages of having dual heritage.I will also tell about the most often misconstrued problems the public perceives about a bi-racial child, with black and white heritage.Thesechildren encounter issues such as: Grasping self concept or identity and acceptance of their personal appearance.
Dual heritage is most often looked at as different, good or bad.Sometimes people having dual heritage are seen as outcasts of society.These are just small things that have to do with having dual heritage.One advantage of having both a black and white parent is that the child learns to look at both cultures equally.This is an asset since all people need to live in a multi-racial world.From this the child can form a bridge between the two cu…

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