Sharline Chiang on racism: I tried it. Being white

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I permed my hair.

Bleached it.

Saved up for eyelid surgery, breast implants. I wanted blue contacts, badly. I only had white friends. I listened to Bon Jovi.

None of it made me white.

I remember being 8 years old and wishing Santa would make me white. I woke up Christmas day to find the same me in the mirror: same small eyes, sallow skin, straight black hair. Same ugly, Chinese-looking me. Somewhere inside, I was saying, “Fuck you, Santa! Thanks for nothing!” I grew up in suburban New Jersey in the ’70s and ’80s. At school there were a few black kids and a couple of Latinos and Asians, but we were scattered, like dim stars along the Milky Way.

I wanted to be white.

Read more on this in the source site, after the first six paragraphs. Click.. here.

Source Credits: Sharline Chiang in Ozy.

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2 Responses to Sharline Chiang on racism: I tried it. Being white

  1. Mr Flynn says:

    Want to try being white. Here’s a tip….ive away your money and send you children off to fight and die for some foreign (colored race’s freedom)

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