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Who Am I?

Sometimes I’ve found myself wondering, who am I exactly?  What is it that makes me, me?  In my younger days, I thought that I knew exactly what I was all about, but youth sometimes plays tricks on you and makes you think that the world is a much smaller place than it actually is.  As my world grew, so many things began to change and I began to see things through different eyes.  Our race, gender, education level, social class and so many other elements make us who…

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Added by Chantilly Patiño on August 21, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Mixed Messages: When ‘White’ Doesn’t Quite Fit

Can white people call themselves ‘mixed’?  Can they see themselves as something other than white, if they appear visually white?  Sometimes, I don’t know.  All my childhood, I struggled with that label…the label of being white, but not feeling white, and not being accepted by “whites”.  To me, if feels uncomfortable to identify as white, even though I know that people see me as white, that society treats me as white.  My childhood is a confusing one and it seems a bit risky…

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Added by Chantilly Patiño on August 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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