A personal essay in which Valerie Vande Panne writes about learning why she never quite passed as white growing up, despite allegedly being the product of two caucasian parents. She recalls being questioned all her life about her racial and cultural identity; finally learning through a DNA test that her father wasn’t who she thought he was; and dealing with white people’s racist responses to the new information about her heritage.
Source: What Are You?
Published: Dec 15, 2017
Length: 8 minutes (2,187 words)