I have a friend named Drew, he is mixed. Father is dark and mother is white. A couple years younger than I, Drew feels slightly rejected from his community[Rural Kansas].. He has said that he is too dark for the whites and too light for the darks.. There are not many black people in this area and even fewer mixed people. I have to deal on a person to person basis when thinking about this topic.. Drew says that he has caught a lot of grief for being 'light-skinned' but even more for being mostly dark. Because of this, Drew reaches a natural middle ground with most things.. Never relying too heavily on either side of any issue. He does believe in God and thinks that Ras Tafari is interesting but does not commit to any structure of faith.. The little of Ras Tafari Drew knows, He agrees with.. Cant get him to grow locks tho.. In our reasoning's, Drew has said that he feels blessed for having been born from the 'best of both worlds'. He see's himself as a beautiful example of Human unity. He promotes One Humanity.
One thing that I have noticed about Drew is that he is more likely to go after a white women than a black women. I have heard him say that 'Black chicks have too much attitude'.. Even still, he has said 'White girls are too stuck-up'.. He is single..
Personally, I feel that the system is designed to downpress Africa. Here in Kansas, African consciousness is scarce. Ras Tafari is not known properly or known at all.. Ultimately, from IandI experience, I have seen an overall disassociation from Africa of black people.. Not just mixed over darker.. I can see how in bigger areas, even further disassociation would exist.. Truly a problem..
People need to rise out of racial bias and separation with Truth and Justice.
One Life One Love