Peach crayon never worked for us.

Maya PS
Boston, MA

Growing up in a color-challenged yet friendly midwest suburb, we were one of 3 families of color in our local school. Even though it was not an issue for most of our childhood, sometimes the desire to squelch our culture reared its ugly head. We did try to assimilate as much as possible – to the point where it’s sometimes difficult to explain to people that we do have a culture that is different from others. Our mixed background family is now mixed even further, and I wonder and worry what will trickle down to my children.

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  • DJ

    color-challenged? what does that even mean? we need to re-examine the way we describe our identities.

 

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