Knowing can be an act of healing. Studying and understanding the way identities have been represented throughout history is important because it allows us to understand the past, which in turn allows us to understand the present. Historically multiracial identity has been represented as a cultural product, devoid of voice, stories, lived experiences, and complex histories. Instead, multiracial identity has been used to push different political agendas in the United States. Here we contextualize moments in history as a first step to avoid repeating them in the future. This often ignored acknowledgment of history alone can be an act of healing for some multiracial individuals.