Mixed Race America: It still matters if you're black (or white): "Despite what Michael Jackson may have sung about once-upon-a-time, I believe it DOES matter if you're black or white.
Meaning, it matters, still, whether you identify as African American or as Caucasian. Meaning, it matters if you benefit from white privilege. Meaning it matters how others perceive you, especially depending on where you are, regionally and contextually (ie: are you in the U.S. South or the West Coast? In a cosmopolitan city or a rural township? Are you in a classroom where you are the only one, and is this a course on 20th Century American writers or African American poets?)"