Month: November 2013

How I Identify Myself

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How do you identify yourself?

I identify myself as an African American. To some, this category holds narrowly defined stereotypes. To me, it is a broad spectrum for a large and diverse community. My self-identification isn’t one that is “traditionally” accepted by some because my mother is African and my father is White. There are times in my life when I identify as African or multi-racial, a woman, a mother, a sister, a friend, a west coaster, but the one I feel is always me and always home is African/Black American. For more of this interview see: