Not as white as I appear.

Susi Matthews,
Kansas City, MO.

I am 1/4 Navajo plus Cherokee and Mohawk. I am also English, Irish, Scots and German. I LOOK white; my full sister looks Native. I experienced the reactions she got when we were kids on vacation. A small restaurant in Colorado thought she was Native America and refused to serve her…until my parents came in and they realized their mistake. Dad gave them a piece of his mind and we left. I never forgot that.

We all judge by first impressions and make mistaken assumptions. We all need to check our assumptions and see lovely human beings in all variety, shapes, colors and potentials.


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