I wanted to share with all of you a major pet peeve of mine. You may, or may not, know that I was adopted from Korea when I was just an infant and grew up in a small, almost 100% white community. My family, friends, neighbors, and even my, now, husband are all white. And though I dealt with my fair share of ignorance growing up in a small town, I almost feel that my physical appearance is brought up more frequently now, that I’m living in the Maryland/D.C. suburbs, than ever before!
Working with the general public I encounter people from all walks of life on a regular basis. Probably, at least, once a week I have the following conversation with someone: