Remembering That He Didn’t Choose Me

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The Emotional Detox Life

For some reason I am all in my feelings tonight. Probably an effect of just thinking too much.

Last week, I found myself waiting to hear the results of my tests for STD’s and it made me think really hard about things. There I was sitting in a cold room holding back tears because I knew why I was there. I wondered how could I be here and somewhere else there was someone else smiling.

I guess by now I should be completely over this RIGHT?? I should be preparing myself for this grand emotional remodel. However, I always allow myself to feel. I don’t like having these moments. Actually, I hate them!!!! They make me feel so weak at times. Mostly because I feel like I am making so much progress then a day like today shows up and I question what I am doing.

I have heard so…

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Wentworth Miller and Racial Identity

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The case of the actor Wentworth Miller’s racial identity is instructive to the student of sociopolitics in the (post)modern USA.

In a previous post discussing mixed-racial identity, commenter Uh wrote:

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Even very marginal cases [of mixed-race persons] choose [to identify as] black. Remember Wentworth Miller from Prison Break?

…I saw a quote from this guy once to the effect that he has “never thought about trying to ‘pass’ ” as pure white — that vain melodrama which compels even quadroons like this to obsess over their black component.

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Some digging has yielded the original source of that quote: “[Wentworth Miller:] ‘To be perfectly clear, passing’ —- that is, trying to pass oneself off as white…‘is something that has never crossed my mind’…” (New Yorker magazine, Nov 10th, 2003).

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