“... if you gonna go into history, you can’t do it with a hate attitude. You got to remember, times was different.”
Rebecca Skloot - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Creole, Basters, Berber, Burgher, Caboclo, Cafres, Casta, Castizo, Coloured, Eurasian, Mestee, Mestizo, Mulatto, Pardo, Redbone ……… all different names given to mixed heritage people over the centuries. Many cultures have resolved names for mixed heritage people in their societies, some words being borrowed from other cultures and languages. Some of the terms have derogatory meaning in one part of the world and are entirely acceptable and proudly borne in other parts of the world, the words kaffir, coloured or colored and Dougla come to mind. Remember this as you read throughout this website, set aside your assumptions for a while.
The project does not aim to make mixed heritage people out to be better or superior to any other peoples; as we should well know - superiority or inferiority are but a state of mind. Inter-racial relationships prove that we can love each other and mixed heritage people are the living proof that humankind is one species and and that underneath the white, black, yellow, red and brown skin, we are basically all the same and basically all individually different, truly mixed in different shades.
Join in and contribute and feel free to support this exciting project and remember this is a work of love in progress.