Broadway star Taye Diggs, out with his second children’s book, says he’d like his 6-year-old son to label himself “mixed” and not black.
The book “Mixed Me” was inspired by his biracial son, Walker, with actress and singer Indina Menzel.
“It’s a book of self-love and self-appreciation and knowing that you are special regardless of what people will say about you because people will always say stuff,” Diggs said in an interview with The Grio.
Diggs noted the biracial background of Presidnet Obama.
“As African-Americans, we were so quick to say OK he’s black he’s black, and then there were the white people who were afraid to say he was biracial because: who knows?
“Everybody refers to him as the first black president. I’m not saying it’s wrong; I’m just saying that it’s interesting. It would be great if it didn’t matter and that people could call him mixed. We’re still choosing to make that decision, and that’s when I think you get into some dangerous waters.”
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