Kate, of Chinese origin, remembers when she first went to elementary school and realized that she did not look like most of her White classmates out in the New York suburb she grew up in. She saw that all her classmates had blond hair and blue eyes and she remembers wanting those features for a long time as a child. It was only as she got older did she start to see her features as desirable, and she wonders how her daughter, now two years old, will relate to similar experiences.
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