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“People have always questioned my Blackness because I don’t fit in the definition of Black for some of them. Culturally, I don’t know a lot of things. Sometimes my African-American partner says jokes and I just don’t get them. ‘You don’t remember such and such from this and that?’ And I’m like, ‘No. I grew up in a Dominican house.’ All we watched on TV were the Spanish speaking channels like Univision and Telemundo. I grew up on Menudo and el Chavo. It’s like I’m not Black enough because I’m Latina, and I’m not Latina enough because I’m Black. Okay, so who the hell am I?”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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