“So, what are you?” This question dominates my social interactions more than any other, and I am still always surprised by it. What am I? What exactly do you mean, sir? Well, I am a woman, foremost; an American, second; a recent-college grad third… is that what you were asking? Oh no, of course. The inquiry is always referring to the topic of my race.
I am especially staggered by strangers who have the gall to stop me in the street and hurl such a deeply personal question at me. Above all the other facts they could want to know, in that instant where they pass me by it is crucial for them to find out what brand of blood flows through my veins. Although I always answer politely (as any good Indian girl should, according to my mother), what I would really like to say is, “I’m sorry I look like racial enigma, ma’am, but that is none of your business!”
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