On the other hand, some journalists still miss the mark when it comes inter-racial couples and their biracial children. The whole one black and one white twin phenomenon is a prime example. Racialious.com made this fine point:
First, people are still so intent on forcing people into neat little categories. But these children are all mixed - they’re not solely “black” or “white.” Second, it’s amazing how much phenotype - especially skin color - warps people’s perceptions.
A person may "look" a certain way, but that doesn't change what they "are". That's what some of the American public just doesn't seem to get and it's pretty sad considering it's 2006. Sometimes pictures say it best so here's a short list of black and white biracial entertainers: Halle Berry, Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds), Alicia Keys and Wenthworth Miller (Prision Break). I wish I could take snapshots of people's reactions when I tell them Miller is part African-American. Then I could make a catalog of all the pictures and call it The Miller Wall of "No Way!" because a suprised reaction of disbelief is the top response.
Mavin, Swirl Inc. and Project Race are excellent resources that delve deeper into the biracial and multi-ethnic movement.
We've come a long way since the civil rights movement in the 1960s but it is quite clear that we still have a long way to go. Until then, stay tuned to One Tree Hill and...viva la revolution!