- A woman has gushed about her blended family on social media
- The US-born woman also took the opportunity to share her love for SA
- Social media users loved the positive post and helped her with some SA lingo
An American woman has taken to social media to gush about her love for South Africa and her blended family. She expressed love for the culture and her interest in learning more about Mzansi lingo.
Jenny Makiwa has been in South Africa for almost 10 years now and has decided to call the country home. Her husband is also a foreigner from Zimbabwe. They hope to one day travel back to Zimbabwe to contribute to the community.
The American had a few questions for the South Africans in the "ImStaying" Facebook group.
"Are our kids considered “coloured” or is coloured mean a culture not just having parents that are black and white? I’ve heard both opinions. Also I’ve heard my kids called “yellow bone” and I’m not sure if that’s a nice term or not?"
Facebook users chipped in to answer her questions. Michele van der Veer said:
"Mixed race but we are trying to get away from that. Your children are children."
Elizma Brand said:
"Mixed race. Coloureds in SA is a race on its own."
Nosipho Saul said:
"Yellow bone is not an offensive term."
Claudette Keene said:
"One day the time will come when we will be identified by our nationality and not our skin colour. We are all members of the HUMAN race."
Natalie Wooldridge said:
"Your children are simply exquisite! That's all."
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