At MiXD Life, we are prepared to tackle difficult issues that come with mixed identity. At the same time, we believe you have to be able to approach life with humor. This week, we're sharing some favorite clips about the mixed experience from comedians who can relate. Enjoy!
Choosing a Race by Trevor Noah
Are You Asian Enough?
Things Not to Say to Someone of Mixed Race (note: there are one or two curses in this video)
I simply couldn’t win. So I would stand to the side, my skin naked and cracking, wondering what it would take for me to ever enjoy such topical pleasures. Years later, I discovered that both camps were wrong: when I failed to apply suntan lotion, my skin baked and died and scaled on my limbs to form a fine layer of (YES!) ash that begged for that slathering of Eucerin. Folks like me, it seems, can become ashy — so much so that there’s now an entire online world devoted to biracial kids and the battle against ash.
Thank you, David, for telling it like it is!