This Daughter Just Discovered That Her Mother Was Black After She Had Spent Her Whole Life Passing as a White Woman | 22 Words

This Daughter Just Discovered That Her Mother Was Black After She Had Spent Her Whole Life Passing as a White Woman

ail Lukasik grew up never having met her mother's family. Her mother kept no photographs, and was reluctant to share any information about them. As an adult, Lukasik remained curious about her mysterious family history and decided to do some research. What she discovered led her to question her entire identity, and wonder how her mother could possibly pull off such a brazen lie. In her new memoir, White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing, Lukasik recounts the moment her entire sense of self shattered, and what her journey has been like since.

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