Is the ticket together or separate?

Taylor Norman,
Norman, OK.

White man. Black woman. Two babies that look in between. People never really think before they speak when they see my family together. For some reason they can’t deduce that my mother is married to my father and my sister and I are their two girls. Instead their eyes only see color. Brown goes with brown so the children go with the woman and the man is on his own. This has always seemed to hurt my dad more than my mom. People look at him as the pervert. The thing in the puzzle that doesn’t belong. When I held his hand in public people whispered and the situation tensed but I never cared. Here’s to hoping that interracial couples will stop being an oddity so families can enjoy outings in peace and not have to make clear that, “Yes, the ticket is together.”


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