I blend in, wherever I go.

Brenda Footer
Silver Spring, MD

I live in a very diverse neighborhood, where many El Salvadoran and Dominican families live. People are always trying to speak to me in Spanish, because I have olive skin and dark hair. I’m as white as can be, but it’s always been this way. Italians assume I’m Italian, Latinos assume I’m Latin. Arabs assume I’m Arab, Jews know I’m a Jew. I went to a predominantly black college, and there I was always told, “You don’t talk like a white girl, are Spanish?”

 

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