Teen Speaks

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Being Ourselves – Being Mixed

By Crissah Hawkins
I am mixed with African American and White. It’s like being two kinds of people all in one person! I only know a few other girls like me that are mixed as well. Most aren’t even in my grade level! This can make it a challenge to make friends at school. The white girls all gather together in there little cliques, gossiping about ‘VS Pink’ and Starbucks. All the AA’s are together, talking about sports like basketball and how annoying their parents are.


Some days the white girls want me to be with them. Talking about the newest Starbucks drinks and ‘VS Pink’ sales.


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