25 September 2008

they think i'm black.

Not a week goes by, that I do not receive some sort of junk mail targeted to those of African-American heritage. Usually, it's pretty tame- something like a subscription to Ebony magazine, or a membership to "Black Expressions Book Club." The most recent offer, "King of Peace Nativity" figurines.

Cute, no?

It's a bit amusing- how my family name is Eastern European, and yet something as simple as a traditionally Southern black girls name can reel in all the flavorful assumptions. I also get, "Keisha? that's my Husky dog's name." (Note: always a husky, and the people are always from Alaska).

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