Between Worlds in America

I grew up in the rarefied position of being a Black person, but not looking quite enough so to be identified as such…

My Great Grandmother, Grandmother and Mother

“Mixed race” people didn’t just show up in America in the last generation or two. We have existed in this country ever since Europeans first set foot here and began setting roots in this land — ever since Europeans began interbreeding (largely by force) with Africans and Native peoples. And yet, many…