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A DNA Test Told Me I’m White — Here’s Why It’s Wrong

What my saliva doesn’t say about me

My ancestry breakdown.

I have never identified as white. In my family, being called white is the ultimate insult. I’ve heard the phrases “you’re acting white” and “that’s some white people shit” many times, and the reason it’s difficult to hear is because it denies my Latinidad, it denies my Blackness, my Indigenousness, and it denies who…

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S. Natalie

S. Natalie

Latino & Caribbean studies graduate, Social Justice Educator — I write to understand, and I share to learn.