Gendered (Mixed) Race

Posted in Articles, Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, Social Science, United States on 2016-11-24 23:47Z by Steven

Gendered (Mixed) Race

FEM: UCLA’s Feminist Newsmagazine Since 1973

Laura Jue

“You’re so exotic.”

That’s a phrase that many mixed race people like me have heard at least a few times in their lives. That sentiment is usually accompanied by other similarly dehumanizing compliments such as “mixed people are so beautiful,” “mixed babies are so cute,” or citing some article from National Geographic about how mixed people are the people of the future.

When conversations about multiraciality come up, a common theme is how it is exoticized by comments like those, in a similar way to how people of color in general are exoticized.

But there is another aspect of these microaggressions that is not brought up as often: assumptions of gender…

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