Always been surrounded by many different races
Always talking to different people, yet, no place where I belong
Not fitting into my own race and other races
African American girl constantly associated with one stereotype
Assuming that I am a loud and “ghetto” person
I thought I found a place where I belonged
but that was dreadfully wrong.
Why do you “act white”
“I do not know?”
Constantly made fun of how I acted
Laughing with them to shield myself from the embarrassment.
Taking more accelerated classes
Caring about grades without being called “white”.
But straying away from a part of myself,
Better understanding of who I am, what my goals are
Loving being who I am no matter what others say
I am me no matter what.