My grandmother was mix, I’m white.

Kat Sabine
Phoenix, AZ

During my childhood, I was raised to believe that I am Caucasian. I found out through a health crisis that what I suspected about my grandmother as “passing” was true. In her abusive marriage to my grandfather, she lived as a white woman whom he institutionalized in mental health facilities when she tried to tell people she wasn’t Caucasian. I now identify as being “mixed race;” I don’t want for her to be invisible even as I am cognizant of my own “passing”.

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One Response to "My grandmother was mix, I’m white."
  1. mischling3rd says:

    Kat, don’t be a fool. You are a white person with mixed ancestry. Don’t fall for this “white purity” nonsense out of misplaced guilt.

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