I appreciated the video that talked about how a lot of white people don't recognize or acknowledge their racial identity or whiteness. I think when you aren't required to attend to that part of who you are, other parts of your identity become more prominent (e.g., gender, sexual orientation) and you can fall into the trap of thinking that color doesn't matter when really what it means is color doesn't impact you negatively. I often struggle when it comes to filling out questionnaires or talking to people about my racial and ethnic identity because I was raised by a single white mom, but my biological father was Hispanic and Latino. I grew up in an area very close to the Mexican border and have a lot of family members who are Mexican American. I have always viewed myself as half white and half Mexican. However, the world really only sees me as white and now in my life I do identify more as white than Latina and I don't speak Spanish. However, there are times when people do perceive me as Latina and Hispanic. I'll be with my daughter at her friend's house for a party or at a soccer game or at a grocery store and people will approach me speaking Spanish and I am always startled by it. That feeling of being startled and then uncomfortable because I can't respond as fully or fluently in Spanish, is often followed by shame. That shame is there because I feel like I am failing at half of who I am or as if who I am and think of myself as, is a lie. I am white, but how do I answer the follow-up question of Hispanic/Latin or not Hispanic/Latin?