So...What Am I, Anyway?

I remember the first time I was confused about my race. I was 10 years old and in the fourth grade. The source of my bewilderment was the "Race/Ethnicity" question on a standardized test, back in the day before they allowed you to choose more than one and before they included a "multiracial or biracial" box. I scanned the options before me—“Black/African American,” “White/Caucasian,” “Hispanic,” and “Asian/Pacific Islander”—“none of these seem like me,” I thought to myself. Puzzled, I turned to my teacher and asked her which bubble I should fill in. She said, “Asian.”...more
Growing up, I always checked "Black" & (to my recollection) it was never an issue because my ...more