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Ask Lisa Advice: I Look White. Why Should I tell Anyone I’m Not? - Multiracial Media
In this week’s column, I counsel a Multiracial girl who appears White and is considering “opting out” of her Black Heritage. Dear Lisa I am mixed Black and White, but I look pretty White because my Black parent (dad) is really light and a lot of people don’t even guess that he’s Black. Most people think I am Italian or Armenian or something. My question is—since I get so sick of explaining that I’m part Black, do I have to? I have read your column a bunch of times and I you always advise Mixed people to identify however they …