I'm referring to Slash being considered an ethnic white (meaning accepted as non black) to your average Joe Blow who doesn't know his background. And these days, to a considerable amount who do.
I figured you were referring to his perceived
I'm sure his mother, probably had some moments of being mistaken as the babysitter/nanny when he was young.
Ouch. I guess my sister and I came out light enough that I don't think anyone ever questioned my white mother as to whose kids we were. Likewise, people probably never batted an eyelash when we were with my dad, since he's quite light and has the same green eyes he gave my big sister.
I think people should have the right to self-identify, and for that identity to be accepted. Of course we all know in the real world this is often not the case. The acceptance by society part.
But people should always be true to themselves in the end. "Society" can say and think what it wants. As long as you have inner peace and security in your own identity, that's the most important thing I think.
Black, White, Biracial, Mulatto/Mulatta, American whatever. As long as a person is at peace with what they personally identify as, I don't see why it should be a problem with anyone else.
I completely agree. I think some people don't think about the "at peace" part. If you are mixed and you want to identify as black or white, so be it. More power to ya! But, if you want to identify as black because you believe that black blood overrules all else or if you want to identify as white because you don't like black people then, well, that's not really a good thing, you know?