I’m black, not from the Carribean

Feb-7-2015-060258-PM-2Lemuel Reddikc,
New York City, NY.

People ask me “where are you from?” and I never know how to answer that. I just say “I’m black,” but then they ask me where my parents are from. My maternal grandmother is from the West Indies and my maternal grandfather was from the Carribean, but I can’t say that I’m from there or I’m “Carribean” because my mother or father, for that matter, didn’t grow up around the culture and I certainly didn’t. Therefore, I’m just black.

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