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People of Mixed Race Should Be Able to Define Themselves for Themselves8/24/2015
A little over a week ago, we published the article " What it Means to be Mixed Race During the Fight for Black Lives " by Shanno...
Part of the discussion was a heavy critique of Shannon and her words. It included questions and statements such as:
- "Why is she using police brutality as a platform to discuss being mixed race?"
- "She thinks she's better than us by saying she has good hair."
- "So she only wants to claim blackness when black people are brutalized?"
- "You're not mixed, you're black." / "You're not black."
- "Why is this important?"
Shannon adds, "And thanks for listening!"
Deonna Anderson is Junior Editor at For Harriet. Follow her on Twitter @iamDEONNA.