I was talking to a girl I had just met at a social gathering and she was going on about how pretty my wavy hair and brown skin was. She asked where I was from and I told her New Jersey. She proceeded to say, “But where were you born?” I repeated myself and said New Jersey. She said, “Well, where are your parents from?” I told her my mom was from the Philippines, and my dad was from New York. “So your dad is white?” she asked. And I replied with, “My dad is Puerto Rican, also born in America...”