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This Is What It's Like To Grow Up Looking Different Than Your Parents

"My entire family is white, and I'm black."

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Adolescence is a hard and confusing time for most kids, but growing up in a mixed-race family can make it even more difficult to understand for young kids.

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Many American families come from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

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And while this diversity is a beautiful thing...

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...Not everyone understands it, especially young kids.

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Some children grow up knowing the facts.

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Others' parents explain things like adoption in the best way they know how to.

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But one unwavering fact remains: These families are rooted in love...

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...Even if the insensitivity of others can be testing.

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Like, very testing.

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SMDH.

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Balancing two cultures can be challenging.

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But one thing is for sure: You should never have to "choose" which culture you identify with.

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