I'm a white passing Asian American & like many other white passing pocs/mixed people I'm surrounded by a culture that tells me to forget my "other half" which is frustrating. Especially when you're surrounded by ignorance (which could easily be fixed by education on cultural awareness). I know I'm okay with who I am, & I embrace my family traditions. Sadly, not everyone feels accepted. Can I get a star for all my other white passing pocs/mixed friends who are valid and deserve to be recognized?
To any white-passing poc/mixed person reading this, you are completely valid. Who you are is valid, and your heritage and culture are valid. Don’t let America’s white-washing tendencies make you feel like you can’t be proud of yourself or embrace who you are.
You are valid and deserve to be recognized, all day every day <3
Keep on shining!