Something I noticed between Mullatos and Eurasian

Calgary, Alberta
October 5, 2011 12:36am CST
I hope I wont offend people with this discussion When you say Mullato its a biracial person who is half White Half Black, When you say Eurasian, Its a person who is half asian,half Caucasian. I noticed that people of Caucasian and black decent, even if ther were only 1/4 black, they will be seen as black. some of them identifies mixed but usually they just choose the identity Black on their census. I heard most biracial peopleof Caucasian and African decent in USA identifies as black. It seemed to be a different case with Eurasians, some of them identify as White,some of them Identifies as Asian,some identifies as mixed, some example: keannu Reeves is part Chinese but he seemed to identify as White. Kelly Hu who is also Eurasian seemed to identify as Asian, While Kristin Kreuk who is part Swedish,Chinese and Indonesian seemed to identify as mixed. I know many mixed people grew up with identity crisis on what ethnicity is while others directly chose 1 or identified as mixed. Why do you think most Mulattoes identify as Black while Eurasians seemed to have a choice whether they want to be white,asian or mixed?
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@huilichan8 (1379)
• Singapore
5 Oct 11
Mullatos are not allowed to choose what they want to be known as? Or they generally identify themselves as blacks? In recent yrs in my country, if for instance, a Malay marries a Chinese and they hv a kid, they hv the right to decide the race of the kid. That is, parents hv the right to decide whether to state the race of the kid as Malay, etc, in the kid's birth certificate. Previously, children of mixed parentage were automatically identified as mixed (Chinese & Malay, Indian & Chinese, Indian & Malay, etc) or Eurasian (Caucasian & Asian) in their birth certificates.
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• Calgary, Alberta
5 Oct 11
It seemed like Mulattoes are forced to identify as white no matter how light their skin is. I think its accepted if they identified as mix but for some reason there is controversy if they decided to identify as white, In case of Eurasians, they seemed to have more freedom to choose their identity. for sure it sounds unfair but its like an automatic template for Mullatos to identify as black. Usually some of Mullatos will be accused of race traitors if identified as white. I dont know why society give them those treatment though. what is wrong is they acknowledge their Caucasian heritage. In Hollywood half of Eurasians identify as white, while others identify as Asians and some identify as mixed. I dont know any Mullato actors in USA who identified as white as of now.
• Singapore
5 Oct 11
I'm just curious...who forces them to be identified as white? The govt? Their parents hv no say in this matter? So in their birth certificates, their stated race is white? So, in US, people who are of mixed parentage (ie. Caucasian & African) are still facing prejudice from the general population?
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• Calgary, Alberta
6 Oct 11
oops typo, what I mean is they were forced to identify as black. sorry for my typing mistake, Its eurasians who usually identifies as white if they were pursuing a hollywood career,
@Amfyre (515)
• Canada
5 Oct 11
Actually I don't have any idea, I refer to myself as Danish Canadian. In my facial structure you can see the Danish ancestry. As for other people I don't really notice thier skin color etc I just see them as humans. and in a few cases I wonder if they are from the same planet but that is just me.
• Calgary, Alberta
5 Oct 11
I also noticed some people frowning upon when a Mullato identify as white,but Eurasians have a choice on what they want to be, but yeah for sure there is only 1 race and its human race.