Because I married a white man

Patricia Osborn
Grand Rapids, MI

People are always surprised when they see me. My last name doesn’t. “match” how I look. Although my parents are awesome and didn’t think twice about any of their children’s spouses race , my aunts and uncles made so many comments ranging from me not wanting to be a true hispanic to saying that I was cleaning up the bloodline all because my husband is white. My kids also have a hard time because they are identified as white because of there appearance but they know they aren’t.


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