What are you; some can pass?

Quinta Thompson
Lafayette, LA

I hate that my friends who are biracial, usually nonblack, like to be ethnic when it is convenient and white when that works better.

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One Response to "What are you; some can pass?"
  1. Rachel says:

    I don’t know what exactly your friend do to irritate you, but I will speak from my experience as a biracial kid like the ones that you speak of. A lot of people and surveys try to make us choose one, but its up to the person if she wants to be one or both or whatever she want to call herself. It may seem to you that your friends pick which is convenient (I wont lie it can be a perk), but it also could be that your friends identify with both. Put me in the white group and the culture from my white side comes out. Put me in a brown group and the brown part comes out. Put me with my mixed group of friends and I’m just going to be me. You’re friends may also be struggling to identify with who they are and in turn they pull out more of one side of themselves and they ignore the other because they don’t know how they are supposed to act. I know it sounds silly, but it can be difficult trying to figure out how you want to identify yourself when you are among a society that often demands you pick one.

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