These are my musings and observations on my daily life, loves and the laughter that are all a part of my experience of living now in the shires of England.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Dual heritage

When you hear that phrase what image comes to mind?

A light brown child ... right? Why is this?

I spoke to someone last night who claims dual heritage and who also objects to the term being used. He said the reason was that it causes more discrimination for his daughter (who incidentally does fit the image that may have popped into your mind upon hearing that phrase); nevertheless he himself is dual heritage.

His father is Polish and his mother is English. He is what most people would term ‘white’.

What? You many protest. That doesn’t count. If not, why not?

Or are all terms of identity, apart from the term ‘human being’ used to further separated, delineate and decimate social cohesion even further?

Are these girls also to be labelled as more than twins?

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