The Perception of Traits

Being mixed raced, it goes without saying that I share traits from both my white & black relatives, and it’s common place for everything about me to be classified as one or the other, but never both. This has it’s advantages sometimes, and I find myself having conversations with all sorts of people from all […]

An Interview with BBC Radio Oxford!

I kept a secret from you all, and I’m sorry, but I had an interview with BBC Radio Oxford last night (8th July) to talk about the blog! I didn’t tell anyone because I was nervous, but feedback has been amazing and you can listen below: Thank you to those that have taken the time […]

Reflections on the Journey So Far

A message to you. When I started this blog in June I genuinely thought that maybe a few friends and family would read, but I find myself reflecting on the stats constantly in disbelief. 403 views. 241 visitors. 12 countries. All I can say is wow, thank you all so much! To everyone that has […]

BAME: The Reason My Family Will Never Be Normal

In every post I write, I try to explain my thoughts & feelings on how various actions that are seemingly good intentioned can actually lead to uncomfortable feelings for minorities, and one thing that I have always struggled to get on board with is classifications or categorisations. In all honesty, the subject upsets me, and […]

The Apology

In recent weeks, we’ve seen a huge amount of apologies and pledges for the way that people of colour have been treated in the past. As I’ve heard more of these over time, I’ve started to question whether the person or company apologising actually knows what they’re apologising for, and if anything, I have more […]

Jamaica = the Caribbean.

To kick off this project, it only makes sense to start with the most common misconception that all people with Caribbean background face. “What part of Jamaica are you from?” “I’ve been to Jamaica, it’s lovely isn’t it?” “When did you move [to the UK]?” “Why would you leave the Caribbean?” For good measure Antigua, […]

My Project Begins!

Hi everyone, First of all, thank you for taking the time to join me on this journey. I’m Aaron, the creator of the “Mixed Raced Guy” blog. 2020 has impacted everyone in different ways, and whilst I’ve always been described as a rock by my family because absolutely nothing normally phases me, COVID-19 lockdown and […]