[Image Description: A screen cap of an ask sent to NuestraHermana. It says the following:I am starting to question my race, my ethnic identity. I don’t feel comfortable calling myself white, but I don’t feel right about calling myself a person of color. What would you say to those people who are kind of in-between, for lack of a better word, would be? The thoughts and opinions of you and your readers would be appreciated especially from others who have come from similar backgrounds. - theangryqueer]
I want to share this question with all of my POC, more specifically my mixed POC/POC who have light skin and/or are white passing. Please reply with a reblog or simply send in an ask/message!
I’ll give some background information because this is a actually a friend of mine IRL and they are a lovely queer person of color. Background wise their mother is white and their father is Mexican. Physically, they are dark haired and light skinned/white passing.
We discussed this earlier this week because white people tend to question them in a condescending way when they find out they ID as a person of color/mexican. Pretty much telling them why would they want to do that when you “couldn’t tell” by looking at them.
While, I can’t say I understand their experience first hand like some of you may, I personally would consider them a person of color. Person of color is political in many ways and pertains to your culture and background.
It’d be lovely if anyone would give some feedback.
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