What image comes to mind when you think of Multiracial individuals?

What features come to mind? What complexions of a person come to mind? Do you imagine a dark skin or lighter skin individual? 

Multiracial and especially Multicultural individuals have no distinguished features. The possibilities are far to broad to categorize. No one mixed man or woman is the same. We come in all shades; a major variety.

However, we all have different images that come to mind when we think about what a Multiracial person looks like; it’s stereotypical. Not every Multiracial/Multicultural individual has light skin and blue or green eyes.  That is one of the major stereotypes casted on what a mixed race person looks like. It is impossible to imagine a common image of a Multiracial person.

We are human, all humans are carefully created uniquely different.

“Interracial Couple Deported- S.O. 5 Apr. 1913 p8”

“Couple were deported – S.O. 5 Apr. 1913, originally uploaded by snap-happy1. A mixed race couple were deported to the United States from Canada, in part of the anti-Miscegenation laws. (1913)”

(via – http://www.blackpresence.co.uk/tag/miscegenation/ )


This excerpt brought something new to my attention. I did not think nor realize that Canada had issues with Interracial Couples and marriage.

The Tragic Mulatto – defined

The Tragic mulatto is a stereotypical fictional character that appeared in American literature during the 19th and 20th centuries. The “tragic mulatto” is an archetypical mixed race person (a “mulatto“), who is assumed to be sad or even suicidal because he/she fails to completely fit in the “white world” or the “black world”. As such, the “tragic mulatto” is depicted as the victim of the society he/she lives in, a society divided by race. They cannot be classified as one who is completely “black” or “white”.

(via –Wikipedia)


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