My mother is white and my father is black. I am light skinned and proper speaking but not white enough in skin tone. I do not think I should have to choose a side, so why as me to? I wish I was more white skinned, then I would feel accepted. I am accepted by nobody. Too light for some not dark enough for others, not light enough and tot dark for me. I love white men but they do not seem to love me. I hate all racist crimes and actions. Yet I know it is racist to wish to be more white. My life would be different. now 46 I am still lost and not accepted. I have no identity other than as a mom.