Will they ask me or assume?

image (5)Hillary Buren,
Kansas City, MO.

As a biracial women growing up in am almost entirely white community I have adapted to addressing my racial ambiguity (I am most commonly mistaken as Hispanic but even have been confused for as Indian) and usually I resort to humor when it comes to this topic. However it never ceases to amaze me how uncomfortable it is for people when they cannot classify me right away. I run into 2 types of people those who just ask and those who assume…on the rarer occasion I met those who allow me to bring it up in conversation… and those are the people who earn my trust the quickest.


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