This can be a problem I explore in my own book Mixed/Other: ‘The concept of a built-in combined beauty standards was loaded with generations
of of conscious and involuntary racial opinion. Seeing mixed anyone – particularly people who find themselves mixed with whiteness – because breathtaking is far more about power and racial hierarchies as opposed about how exactly we in fact have a look.’
Mixedfishing takes on on this power – the efficacy of ambiguity, of an ‘exotic’ visual that’s never ever ‘too other’, and that is always tempered by whiteness.
Blogger Laila Woozer, writer of future publication Not Quite light, calls the phenomenon of white group trying to look combined ‘invalidating’.
‘There are numerous white celebrities using artificial tan and makeup products in such a way that they are read as having heritage outside of becoming white – Ebony, and in addition Latinx, heart Eastern, southern area Asian and more,’ Laila informs Metro.co.uk. (more…)