Always desired culture. I’m just white.

Cassandra Coats,
El Cajon, CA.

I grew up in a very multi-cultural school where being white was the minority. I was never teased for it, but I felt like I was missing out. I spent most of my childhood wishing I could be Asian, or Native American, or speak Spanish, etc. Sure, I have red hair and pale as pale white skin, but I’m no more “Irish” than anyone else in the US. We just assume that’s part of the mix. I felt left out, because I didn’t have a cultural identity. I was just white.


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