- These biracial twins had to deal with much bullying in their lives
- They were born from a white father and black mother
- But the love and support they received at home made them strong
This bittersweet story of biracial love and its consequences, outlines many of the challenges families from different races have to face on a day-to-day basis.
Twins Breana and Brittney Cincotta, who are now 21 years old, went to elementary and middle schools primarily attended by African Americans. They have a white father and a black mother, which made one of them to be born with a light skin and the other one to have a darker complexion.
This fact made them to be constantly bullied at school. Breana, who is the lighter one, was called an albino, and they were both prodded to “choose a side”.
These North Carolina twins faced the constant pressure with much grace and composure. They learnt many skills at home, where their parents, Joseph and Marilyn, taught them to embrace both cultures, and accept themselves as they were.
Many people also regularly asked Breana if she was adopted, which made her ask her parents to see her birth certificate. Classmates constantly told her Marilyn was not her real mom. Brittney did not have those problems, but the bullying her sister received made her feel very uncomfortable.
All that has been thankfully left behind -now that are grown up and have learned to deal with the questions. “Ooh, that’s your real dad? Or that’s your real mom? Or are one of y’all adopted? We get that a lot,” Breana comments, adding that it is “the normal routine” for her now.