A Student Speaks Out: What Does It Mean To Be Biracial?

MY PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: Growing up biracial was a little difficult for me at times. I would get asked questions like, “Do you feel more white or black?” or “Do you wish you were full white or full black?”. A lot of biracial teenagers feel like they are too black for white people and too white for black people, so they don’t really know where they belong, or if there is an in-between that they can fall under. I never really thought much about those questions until I became a teenager. I wondered if maybe being biracial was not a good thing if I needed to choose just one race. What if people only liked half of me? It made it hard for me to love myself at times because what if I wasn’t good enough for either race? I grew up in a very diverse area but for some reason I felt very alone. I...


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