Yellow outside, white inside, adopted Twinkie.

1472226_10152390488118776_1855377291_nKaren Skillin Rojas
San Francisco, CA

Adopted from Korea at 4 1/2 months old, I was raised in an entirely Caucasian family and community until I went to college. I often struggle with not identifying with my Asian exterior (yellow), which is how the world around me sees me. I find I identify so much more with my Caucasian interior (white), a testament to nuture versus nature I suppose. I, and many others in my situation, call themselves bananas or Twinkies. Can it be classified as a race?!?

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  • TheWhiteGuyLogic

    Most Asians are ‘white washed’ anyway, so surely you should fit right in.

  • barry irving

    …you are a mass of misinformation. You are Korean genetically and ethnically…born to a Korean Mother from Korea!!! Your Race is not exterior..it is a fact. If you don’t speak Korean you can fit there…you speak American English so you are of the American culture and language..you are not White inside, that’s impossible. Caucasians are not necessarily White. There are Asians ( Indians ) who are Caucasian and there are Africans who are Caucasian..it refers to face and body type…not color. These terms come from esoteric Anthropology.

    …nurture may have made you a good person, although somewhat (very) ignorant of the reality of Race, genetics and culture. You can be Racist that way to your own genetic ancestors…some have to learn themselves genetically…others are born into that understanding!

 

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