Are You a Victim? Or treated unfairly by a clinic or hospital?
For those born with a blend of cultures and racial identities running in their blood, that question is an ultimatum set up by a societal system that even in hasn't fully figured out what to do with its mixed population.
Choose one, but beware that choice will form how you are viewed from here on out. So what do you choose? The Bold TypeFreeform's millennial feminist dramedy, decided to tackle that complicated question head on in its Season 2 premiere on Tuesday June In the season opener's second hour, Kat Aisha Deea biracial, bisexual badass, was asked to cement her promotion as Scarlet's first black head of department with a professional bio that could be used for press packets.
Kat purposefully neglected to mention her race in the first draft of the bio, drawing criticism from her black colleagues for not owning her skin color and sending her into an internal tailspin.
She has a run-in with the police [in Season 1] and they talk about racial profiling for Adena, but I really wanted to see what that would look like for Kat, and where her decisions came from in that moment. The pressure to identify as black reminded Kat of those old standardized tests and that all-important race question.
The thing is that Kat is neither black nor white, but both. The problem is that America isn't a place that allows for that duality to exist in full.
It is still a system of bias and privilege that only computes white or other, and thus biracial kids are often forced to join the system or try to fight against it.
It's a stressful minefield of racial politics that forces biracial people to choose between sides of themselves like a child picking a parent in the midst of a contentious custody battle. Naturally, Kat avoided the question for as long as possible but when pushed by her co-worker and girlfriend, she revealed that she never answered the race question on those forms.
Her parents afforded her that privilege due to their financial status and Kat was able to live most of her life refusing to apply labels to her identity.
She found a rare loophole in the problem, but even that had intense consequences. It's not acknowledging the reality of the world we live in and there's a denial of people's identity and their existence," Lasher said. The ability to choose or to choose not to choose, in Kat's case between the white and black halves of your identity is not a universal biracial rite of passage.
Men who are both black and white rarely get to choose one because they are profiled in the eyes of the law the same as fully black males. It's saved for women like Kat and myself with lighter skin tones who are too racially ambiguous to be confined in one box.
Phillippe Bosse, Freeform Like Kat, I am the product of a black dad and a white mom and was raised in an upper-middle class family in the suburbs.
I also remember that question on tests and doctors' forms and the inner turmoil over what to fill in, but I wasn't raised colorblind.
I chose one, because it laid out the path of least resistance to success. The decision had repercussions that took decades to understand and begin to undo, though. I was tapped to test for the academically gifted AG track when I was in the third grade and was the only student of color in the whole grade level to be selected.
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