I am mixed race, a descendant of Caribbean slaves. I appear white (although when I tell people I have African ancestry, some will idiotically say something like, "Oh yeah, I can see that in you."). I learned that the concept of race is a social construct that only serves to divide us more and I think it does more harm than good in many situations. But as a genealogist, I appreciate such categorizations because it helps me in my research.
And, by the way, from what I have seen in records and come to understand from conversations with other researchers, most people are more of a mix of races" than they would ever suspect.
Last edited by nycindie; 11-28-2013 at 03:02 AM.