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I Hate Being Defined By My Race

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    I hate when people refer to me as 'white'. I. hate. it. I don't know why. Honestly, maybe it's jealousy. I won't lie. I hate when it is winter, my tan is gone, and people say I am pale. I find that so rude. I feel like that is the same as walking up to an African American person...
    eatontowngirlxo eatontowngirlxo 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2013

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    People don't beeline me

    when I say in mixed
    hbendel hbendel 16-17, F 1 Response May 14

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    Being An American Is Harder Than I Thought...

    My mom's a hispanic immigrant, my dad is an African American man....I was born here, I was born around ALL kinds of people, ideas, music, and I feel like I'm finally coming into my own and realizing who I am, but my family won't accept me for who I am. I don't do anything to hurt...
    GabywasHere91 GabywasHere91 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    Am I ugly or nah?!?!?

    !?! Tell me
    hbendel hbendel 16-17, F 2 Responses May 14

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