I didn’t know you are black

IMG_2950Gianni Johnson,
Moreno Valley, CA.

A lot of times when the topic of race or ethnicity comes up people are not sure where exactly to place me. People who I’ve just meet, and even people whom I have known for a while will say, “I didn’t know you are black” or they might say “I always wondered what you were mixed with”. It always confuses them even more when they see that the rest of my family is mixed as well.
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I didn’t know you are black

IMG_2950Gianni Johnson,
Moreno Valley, CA.

A lot of times when the topic of race or ethnicity comes up people are not sure where exactly to place me. People who I’ve just meet, and even people whom I have known for a while will say, “I didn’t know you are black” or they might say “I always wondered what you were mixed with”. It always confuses them even more when they see that the rest of my family is mixed as well.
CBU HIS311

I didn’t know you are black

IMG_2950Gianni Johnson,
Moreno Valley, CA.

A lot of times when the topic of race or ethnicity comes up people are not sure where exactly to place me. People who I’ve just meet, and even people whom I have known for a while will say, “I didn’t know you are black” or they might say “I always wondered what you were mixed with”. It always confuses them even more when they see that the rest of my family is mixed as well.
CBU HIS311

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