Saturday, June 24, 2017

On racial un-belonging


I have been asked or told that my nationality, ethnicity or race is:

India by a Puerto Rican woman
Trigueña by a Puerto Rican man
Negrita by a Puerto Rican woman
Negra orgullosa by a Puerto Rican woman
Mestiza by a Puerto Rican woman
Blanca by a Puerto Rican woman
Philipino by a white American man
Japanese by a Liberian woman
Black by a white woman
Latina by a black woman
Indian (from India) by an Indian man
Trinidadian by a Jamaican man
Italian by an Italian man
Dominican by a Dominican woman
Panamanian by a Dominican woman
Jamaican by a white woman
Chilean by a Colombian man