When I was growing up it was either black or white. I’m not sure if there was even authentic Mexican tacos. As far as I was concerned Chinese people only resided in Chinese restaurants or China. Which brings me to my first point, I vividly remember my first crush was a Chinese boy at a restaurant when I was 14 years old. He was the first Asian guy I’d ever seen.
Although I’m from a small town in Ohio, I was lucky because I lived in the city where whites and blacks were pretty integrated. But I didn’t care about that…I was fascinated by anyone that was different. Different defined as neither black nor white. As soon as the new girl moved into town from India I was in her face. I thought she was so pretty. Interestingly enough, her name was Preeti. [Read more…]