Name’s not white enough/too white

Titusville, FL.

Having been born in the 70’s, my parents gave me a pretty groovy name. I love my name! But people make a lot of assumptions about me because of it. Mostly they assume I’m going to end up being either “Overly black” or “Overly white” because of it. I’ve had people conducting job interviews look right at the only black lady in the waiting area and call my name to them, but I’ve also had them look at the youngest, tiniest, blondest, whitest girl in the room and do the same.


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