Attitudes of mixed children have really changed over the years. This is because there has been an openness and increase in interracial couples. Today we are seeing more interracial households. And with this comes an increase in interracial children.
In earlier days, there was some stigma. These kids were treated differently in schools. This is because they were forced to pick sides. For black and white kids, for instance, they were neither black enough nor white enough. So they found themselves being tossed from group to group. The white kids didn’t want to play with them, and neither did the black kids.
Today, mixed children have an easier time during childhood because society has a more acceptable opinion of interracial relations in modern times. They are having it easier because they no longer seem different. The numbers are rising so in schools and neighborhoods, there will be a bunch of them.
Why interracial children have it easier today.
The numbers of mixed children have increased
It is no longer strange to see these children today. And with the changes in people’s opinions comes acceptance and assimilation. The good thing about kids is that they like playing together no matter the race.
In schools, you will see people of all races. Schools are more diverse. So these kids form friendships across racial lines.
Fight against racism
Much as there may be racism in some of us, the fight against racism has increased. People are talking to their kids about diversity and about discrimination. More parents are showing their kids that race doesn’t matter. In schools, racism is not tolerated.
Compared to earlier years mixed children are experiences more acceptance. And they are having an easier time in schools.
Before, mixed race individuals had to tick “other” when the census was being done. It’s like their identity wasn’t being recognized even by their own government. Today, however, things are different. Mixed is on the form.
The thing is, with immigration is that we are now a more diverse lot. People are mixing in friendship and in love. And that diversity has made us more tolerant.