Identity, culture, and mixed households are the topic of conversation in the “Culture” episode of Moms With Coffee hosted by Lizzy Mathis. Her guest was Ashley Chea who is a mixed-race mother, of Latin and African descent, raising two children of blended races, cultures, and religions.
This is a topic I am all on board for as a person who is in a blended relationship myself. I immediately identified with Ashley Chea’s quote, “Whoever’s family you are around is who you will identify with, and that is usually Black people, because we just like to bring everybody on board.” I completely agree because, in most Black households in America, it literally does not matter what a Black kid is mixed with, they are identified and welcomed as Black.
Though times, they are a-changin’. Many more people, Black included, are identifying as mixed heritage or mixed race. Though, it is not to the exclusion of any race; it is in celebration of both. That is something I can get behind so long as each culture is acknowledged and celebrated. This can be extra important when living in a society that often times feels like one must choose one or the other.