Quick Note: This is not directed towards my readers or those who follow my blog. You’re all awesome and very respectful. Rather, this is directed at random comments I get from those I have no idea who they are and they usually never even have a blog on here.
Let me just say that I get I don’t look like a Native American. I get that. My skin is not even slightly brown, I have blue eyes and I honestly can’t say if I have Native American features or not. Also, I am not registered with my tribe. I have no document proof. What did my family do with it? I don’t know. My grandma with her parents left the reservation in Cherokee, North Carolina when she was 5. When her parents left, it seems they left everything behind. I was not alive at the time, so I can’t tell you anything else. It hasn’t stopped me from searching for what people call “real” proof, but researching your family history isn’t something that can accomplished in only a few minutes. What I do know, is that other members of my family do look Native, some even had darker skin.
But what I can also tell you is that looks are deceiving. Not everyone looks their race. Actually, a lot of people don’t and biracial people experience this a lot. You cannot go by a person’s looks and think you know exactly what they are, know exactly what their heritage is.
And although this is not the first time, even on this blog, I just got a comment about my claiming to be Cherokee. I even dealt with such comments on Xanga. I’ve been called a wannabe, told I have no heritage and other stuff. I dealt with this and other stuff on Xanga and kept quiet about it. I won’t be quiet this time.
I don’t mind people reading my blog, that is why I keep it open to everyone instead of private. However, this is my blog and maybe on Xanga I let this stuff slide, but it won’t happen here. If someone wants to comment, that’s fine. If they don’t agree with my opinion on things, that’s fine also. But do not come to my blog and call me a wannabe, do not tell me I have no heritage, do not tell me I don’t look Native (I already know that). You take great offense to someone claiming to be something they are not? I take great offense to people thinking they know what a person’s heritage is and bashing them.
You can doubt me all you want, but I am not pretending to be something I’m not. I know what and who I am. So, do not come to my blog and bash me.