See on Scoop.itTHE ONE DROP RULE – LA REGOLA DELLA GOCCIA UNICA

“I have the right:

 

– not to justify my existence in this world

– not to keep the races separate within me

– not to be responsible for people’s discomfort with my physical ambiguity

– not to justify my ethnic legitimacy

– to identify myself differently than strangers expect me to identify

– to identity myself differently than how my parents identity me

– to identify myself differently than my brothers and sisters

– to identify myself differently in different situations

– to create a vocabulary to communicate about being multiracial

– to change my identity over my lifetime–and more than once

– to have loyalties and identify with more than one group of people

– to freely choose whom I befriend and love”

 

by Maria P.P. Root