Aren’t you supposed to be blonde?

Mikayla of Westminster
Westminster, CO

People tend to assume that all Germans are the Nazi’s idea of perfect: blonde with blue eyes. They also immediately assume that we’re pure-bred Nazis, or racist against Jews. Most of them can’t grasp the fact that my dad is as American as it gets, and are shocked to see that my mom has dark hair and eyes. I have Jewish friends, and a full head of annoyingly bushy brown hair. Just because I’m mostly German doesn’t mean I can’t be Italian or American.

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