What Race Am I?
Who decides what my racial identity is?
When I was a child, I was not allowed to be friends with children of color.
This was an unspoken rule. Like so many of the rules that governed my world, I didn’t figure it out at first. I didn’t know what a person of color even was. All I knew was that first when I was five, then six, then eight, then nine, girls who seemed like real candidates…