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Monday, October 17th, 2011

“I love my mixed race baby – but why does she feel so alien?” by LOWRI TURNER

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

This article on the Daily Mail website, the third result when you google “mixed race” really annoyed me. I hate the Daily Mail and I have also decided that Lowri Turner is a bit of an idiot.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-467787/I-love-mixed-race-baby—does-feel-alien.html

Here are a few quotes from the article that really infuriated me:

“There is another more PC term for the plump little bundle I strap to my front. She is ‘dual heritage’. It’s a bit trendy, but I quite like it. It implies a pride in coming from two cultures, rather than the less attractive connotations of ‘mixed race’.”

- What about people who have more than two parts to their heritage, what trendy phrase can we use to describe ourselves. I am so fed up with PC attitudes to race, I’m not going to be offended if you call me mixed race (the only person who you might offend is yourself.)

“The usual time something is labelled ‘mixed’ is when it’s a packet of nuts and they’ve bulked out the luxury cashews with cheaper peanuts. I’m not sure I want my daughter to be regarded as an adulterated version of some pure original.”

- I’m not even going to comment on this because it’s stupid.

“At the more frothy end of the scale, mixed-race children are regarded as pretty dolls ? white kids with a nice tan.”

- STUPID!

“Madonna famously scooped up a black child when she wanted to be a mother again and Angelina Jolie appears to be assembling a ‘pick ‘n’ mix’ of kids from different countries. It’s all very United Colours of Benetton, isn’t it?”

- She actually makes quite a good point here. It’s as if some celebrities think that adopting babies from third world countries will make them saint-like in the eyes of the media, when really all it amounts to is more press coverage for them, the more outrageous the act the more news pages. Oh and it all went a bit wrong for Madonna anyway.

“As for myself, there is an inescapable status issue to address. White women who have non-white children are stigmatised as ‘Tracy Towerblocks’ living on benefits, most of which they spend on lager and fags.”

- This is just ignorant and racist. The fact that Lowri, a mother of a mixed race child has made this comment is just unbelievable. She is implying that mixed race relationships are the preserve of council estate dwelling ruffians. What a snob. She is so concerned about her image now she has a mixed race daughter, how people will perceive her, what conclusions they might jump to. She shouldn’t even be worrying about these kinds of things she should concentrate on raising her daughter to be aware of both sides of her heritage. Lowri is so vain and so ignorant, she shouldn’t have had kept child if it is causing her so many issues with her own image, this child needs to be appreciated and it doesn’t seem like she is with such a self-centred mother.

“I didn’t think of myself as racist and yet my daughter has shown me a side of myself about which I feel deeply uncomfortable.”

- TRUE.

“I didn’t think about any of this before I got pregnant. I wanted to have a baby. Her colour and culture were immaterial then.”

- Well you had that baby and colour and culture still should not matter.

“This is a role for which I am utterly unprepared. Part of me thinks I should be playing sitar music to her in her cot, mastering pakoras and serving them dressed in a sari, but that would be fantastically fake coming from me.”

- Well no, you should show your daughter things that you know, parts of your heritage and the father and his family should show her things from their culture.