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“I really feel strongly that it is imperative to help white partners to talk about issues of difference and not just put it on the person of color in the relationship,” Jamali reflects.
“The mixed race or person who identifies as a POC can feel a push and pull—on one hand wanting to say ‘Talk to me about this, honor the different ways that I’ve navigated my identity’ and at the same time having a real fine line of ‘Don’t talk about me, don’t tokenize me, don’t focus too much on it.
As a mulatto with a black father and a European Y chromosome (23and Me testing), I'd like to point out that we're not new.
In fact we tended to be house Negroes because the white dudes liked raping mulattas more because they looked whiter. This is such an odd choice of topic for a time of white supremacist ascendance.
Jamali often sees this in her multiracial individuals.
“Mixed race individuals have not necessarily had their experiences mirrored in their family of origin or peer group and that comes with these questions of “Do you see me? ” Jamali often notices this dynamic being stirred up in the multiethnic clients who seek therapy, hoping to find a way to feel at ease in a world that is only just now beginning to make sense of the non-binary experience.
Many people in the USA like to scream "racist" at white people, but being mixed and having lived in Japan, India, Brazil, Germany and the UAE, the USA is by far one of the least racist countries on Earth.
Jamali is conceiving of profession where mental health and wellness occurs outside of traditionally polarized models.