Never before has our status of being mixed been so out in the open. Barack is totally en vogue right now. He gives inspiring speeches. Shows off his basketball skills to the press. Has a legion of “Obama Girls” crushing on him. Black people like him. White people like him. Hispanic people like him. He’s so friggin’ likeable it’s crazy. Plus, he’s related to Brad Pitt.
A quick way to score points with a mixed person is when someone haphazardly mentions that Barack could be the first black president be quick to remind the said person that he’s biracial lest they forget just how “in style” mixed people are. All mixed people within 5 feet with appreciate your friendly correction and if things go right you may have gained yourself a trendy mixed ally.