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I’m relatively used to being asked the question “what are you?”
It’s a strange question because it can mean so many different things. I’m a human? I identify as a female. I’m a college student. I’m an American. But I never say those things, because what they’re really asking is this: what race are you? [excerpt]
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Lauro, Ali, "When You Can't Quite Place Me" (2015). SURGE. 226.