For most mixed people it’s a rarity to be surrounded by a majority of other mixed people unless they live in extremely multi-ethnic places like New York City or Los Angeles.
So when we see other mixed people we are totally stoked. It’s as if all is right in the world and we remember that we are not alone in our mixed experience. Most mixed people are genetically programmed to spot other mixed people. And if we happen to come across another mixed person in our daily activities we will give them the “mixed nod & smile”. And that just makes our day.
The “mixed nod & smile” is so subtle and well-crafted it has never been caught on tape. Those wanting to witness this ritual in person must pay close attention or they could miss it in the blink of an eye. Once you spot this practice you are one step closer to becoming an expert in all things mixed.