The Difficult Balance of Being Biracial

I am Black and White. My last name is Gray. And I exist in the middle.

Dad & me.

As a kid growing up in upstate New York, my skin color was an anomaly.

My mother met my father in her late teens while living in Kentucky. They quickly fell in love, and he followed her home to the “North Country.” My dad was a pioneer. Many Massena, New…