She’s not your mom, she’s white.

IxV24Jn7Sezin Koehler ‏
Submitted via Twitter: @SezinKoehler

How many times I’ve heard this in my life. As a child very often when visiting the US (my dad is Sri Lankan). Occasionally still even now. I never get used to it.

Sezin’s 6 word essay sparked a unique conversation on Twitter…take a look.

She’s not your mom, she’s white.
@SezinKoehler

 

 

 

Adults say these things? I so live in the bubble
sabrina modelle
 ‏ @thetomatotart

 

 

 

You can’t imagine the kinds of things I’ve heard about me, being a bi-racial Third Culture Kid.
Sezin Koehler
 ‏ @SezinKoehler

 

 

 

The worst places have actually been the US and the Czech Republic. So much (hidden) racism.
Sezin Koehler
 ‏ @SezinKoehler

 

 

 

Irony is I actually look *exactly* like my Caucasian mother, except with darker skin.
Sezin Koehler
 ‏ @SezinKoehler

 

 

 

The Czech Republic? Have always heard about open-armed culture there
P. Mimi Poinsett MD
 ‏ @yayayarndiva

 

 

 

Really? They’re actually quite xenophobic in general, but they esp. despise people of color.
Sezin Koehler
 ‏ @SezinKoehler

 

 

 

To an extent, but they are generally distrustful of anyone who isn’t Czech, white or not.
Sezin Koehler  @SezinKoehler

 

 

 

We were raised so multi-culturally, It blows me away when biracial friends open up about this
sabrina modelle
 ‏ @thetomatotart

 

 

 

you can find this EVEN in the Bay Area bubble- talk w more people of color
P. Mimi Poinsett MD
 ‏ @yayayarndiva

 

 

 

 I’m always shocked. Even though it happens to me so often, I can’t get used to it.
Sezin Koehler
 ‏ @SezinKoehler

 

 

 

 Yes. After 9/11 in Berkeley a man on street told me to ‘Go Home!’ Jeez. I *am* fricking home!
Sezin Koehler
 ‏ @SezinKoehler

 

 

 

Bigotry is beyond understanding, It pains me so deeply to see such hatred and fear.
sabrina modelle
 ‏ @thetomatotart

 

Keep the conversation going - comment and discuss with your thoughts

  • @SezinKoehler I was in Czechoslovakia in the 70s. I was the first Black many had seen. Sorry to hear things haven’t changed. 

 

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