Black White Man

My mother is black, and my father is white. I walk among you.

Archive for December, 2009


List of terms for folk like me

Here’s a list which includes a fair number of historical and modern synonyms for “multi-racial”

I would like to start compiling a comprehensive list, including slang.  I’d like to try to include terms that some might consider derogatory, if you all will indulge me and try not to be insulted.   I’ve heard, to describe myself and my friends:

  • Zebra
  • Zebra head
  • Oreo
  • Reverse Oreo (white skin, black inside)
  • Mulatto (oddly missing from the linked list)
  • Metisse (in Francophone African countries, used to describe people of mixed White and Black ancestry)
  • Coloured (in Anglophone African countries, used to describe people of mixed White and Black ancestry)

What else?