e-Vision Journal of Undergraduate Writing

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My Colored Identity

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As we shuffled through the cards we came upon a card with a black square on it. Kristen didn’t hesitate: “Why do they call you black? You’re brown.” She held the black card against my arm. I couldn’t figure out what to say. I had never really thought about it.

Ashley Daniels is a freshman IDLS major with a minor in elementary education. In addition to teaching, she has a passion for writing and would like to make her mark on the literary world. Ashley says she hopes "[her] teaching and writing will have a positive impact on others."



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