You do not look INSERT RACE

filippinofamilyJamie M. Young,
Seattle, WA.
Collected from The Race Card Project, On Location: Seattle Community Colleges

I was born in Subic Bay, Philippines at the former U.S. Naval Base. My father is from Minnesota (of Norwegian/Irish decent), and my mother is from Minuhang, Leyte, Philippines. I am mixed race, but I have fair skin and dark hair. When I attend family events, I physically do not fit in. Individuals try to guess my race, thinking Spanish or Japanese. However, when I tell them that I am half FIlipino and half Caucasian….I receive the response.. “You do not look Filipino” or “You do not look American”. The attached photo is of me as a baby with my mom’s side of the family.


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