Not fully White, not fully Black

Columbus, OH.

I am mixed race and have always felt in the middle in terms of race. “Legally” I am Black and more often than not experience the same benefits and determents as the Black side of my family. I have also had the misfortune of being mistreated by both races for being “light skinned” or “dark”, depending on who is speaking. It is odd that being brown can mean so much depending on your company. Aside from my brother, it is also a very lonely feeling to be mixed and identify with both.


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