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I Cringe When I Think of the Time I ‘Didn’t See Race’

But I won’t let being race-aware take over my life

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henever my dad tries to flirt with my mom — and that’s often — he calls her Negra, which is Spanish for “Black woman.” My mom is Black, and my dad is White. Not “real” White, as pointed out by a friend of mine. He is a White Latino.