Paula Patton, wife of Robin Thicke, daughter of a mixed (Black & White) couple, recently told Women’s Health she finds the term “biracial” offensive.
“I find [it] offensive. It’s a way for people to separate themselves from African-Americans…a way of saying ‘I’m better than that’… I’m black because that’s the way the world sees me. People aren’t calling Barack Obama biracial. Most people think there’s a black president….People judged me because I was light-skinned. [They’d assume] I didn’t want to be part of the black race.”
Interesting! I don’t know if I agree with that though.