I have come to realize that even if I met all of the markers of success, i.e., education, wealth, and housing. I am still brown. I was raised in The Bronx, NY. Specifically, the Soundview Housing Projects. My mom was a dedicated homemaker, and my father a blue-collar worker. I attended public schools. As an … More I’m still brown.
Yup….and I didn’t think it was a big deal either… until I moved to Los Angeles, CA. Growing up in New York, the melting pot of diversity, I didn’t think twice about my husband’s ethnicity. He’s Latino, I’m Latina, we are a match!!! Not so fast sistah! Firstly, I quickly learned not all Latinos … More I married a Mexican American…and I don’t regret it!