I look white, I’m also Japanese.

HanaOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAe Weber,
Greencastle, IN.

I am mixed race. My mother is half-Japanese, my father is white. I was raised in a Japanese-American household, but sometimes people struggle to grasp this or accept me as Japanese-American because of my blue eyes and brown hair. I am so proud of my culture that I refuse to sink to their labels or negative comments about how I’m a “fake-Asian”. I am white and I am Japanese. That’s all there is to it.

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  • Lawahine

    My 7 month old son looks white. He is really Korean, Chinese, Hawaiian and white. He has beautiful blue eyes and light brown hair. Do you think things will be different for him? I know what it is like to be rejected by your own race. I don’t want that for him.

 

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