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Its 3rd grade Im late for school and my mother had to walk me in to class so that my teacher would know the reason for my tardiness My mom opens the door to my class room and there is a hush of silence Everyones eyes are fixed on my mother and me She tells the teacher why I was late gives me a kiss goodbye and leaves for work As I sit down at my seat all of my so-called friends start to call me names and tease me The students tease me not because I was late but because my mother is white Situations like this are hard for a young child to deal with These type of situations are what bi-racial children deal with every day The term bi-racial means a childs heritage is made up of two cultures or ethnic groups In this paper I will compare the advantages and disadvantages of having dual heritage I will also tell about the most often misconstrued problems the public perceives about a bi-racial child with black and white heritage These children encounter issues such as Grasping self concept or identity and acceptance of their personal appearance Dual heritage is most often looked at as different good or bad Sometimes people having dual heritage are seen as outcasts of society These are just small things that have to do with having dual heritage One advantage of having both a black and white parent is that the child learns to look at both cultures equally This is an asset since all people need to live in a multi-racial world From this the child can form a bridge between the two cultures Moreover if the child was raised by both parents the child can easily distinguish the different characteristics of both cultures By the child knowing these different characteristics it is found that a bi-racial child finds it easier to have close friends a boyfriend or
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