Tuesday, June 28, 2016

When Black Is Not Black Enough

Off the Shelf
By Karin Tanabe    |   Monday, June 27, 2016
Rachel Morse has brown skin and startling blue eyes. She has an African-American GI father named Roger who recites Shakespeare and charms women. She has a shy white Danish mother named Nella who was more than happy to be charmed. Thanks to her parents’ unlikely union in Germany, Rachel’s childhood is steeped in two rich cultures. While this should be a gift, it instead coalesces to inspire the dreaded “What are you?” question when she moves to America. READ MORE

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