Black, Mixed, Metisse, Exotic, Afropino, Fulatto

Christina Lewis Halpern
New York City, NY

The strange thing about race in the western world is the strong need to put people’s identities into boxes. I have a complicated identity, which led to people helpfully telling me what category I fit in, including making up some words to describe me. I’ve chosen to describe myself as Black and Filipino. I am both and whole. Not half of each.

 

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