My dad was born in Kenya (and he is not black)

Valencia, CA.

My dad was born in Kenya. People then assume he is black, and I do not blame them. However, before I can get a word out and correct them, that he is white, they assume I am part black and look for those black features. I have had people say, “oh I see it now! You have big lips for a white person.” OR “Ya! Cause you have curly-ish hair.” I have even had someone say “It makes sense, because you tan easily over summer!” It does not frustrate me, however, often people think they can determine your exact race based on obvious facial or physical features, when that it not always true. Some people look African and are African, but others may look Hispanic and instead they are white. It is best to acknowledge that it is not always about the facial/physical features.


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