Forgetting That I’m Not White Doesn’t Make You Not Racist

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I’m ambiguous. Dark hair, dark eyes, and olive tan skin prompt the question, “What are you?”, but not nearly as often as it used to. Times have changed. But not as much as white people think.

For the record, I’m human. That’s what I am.

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Writer. Maker. Featured in Medium’s 2021 list of Stories That Started Conversations. I write about life. https://www.mariashimizuchristensen.com

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Maria Shimizu Christensen

Maria Shimizu Christensen

Writer. Maker. Featured in Medium’s 2021 list of Stories That Started Conversations. I write about life. https://www.mariashimizuchristensen.com

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