It is common knowledge that a British accent automatically ups a person’s cool factor no matter what their skin color is. However, this rule only counts when a mixed British person is outside their native country. It is similar to the phenom where several American bands are ignored and underappreciated in America yet beloved in Japan. But British mixed people don’t have it that tough because they’re still blessed with the status of being mixed.
This rule explains why mixed people were excited when Leona Lewis and Corinne Rae Bailey arrived on the music scene. It gave us a reason to head to YouTube and watch all their interviews so we could marvel at just how cool their accents sound.
If you are looking for a chance to impress your mixed friends then discreetly leave your copy of Leona Lewis’ CD on your coffee table when they come over. If you’re looking to score big points, find an indie or emerging mixed British music artist and post a note on your Facebook account raving how they’re destined to be the “next big thing.” You will make your mixed friends smile.