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I too, lied about my race.

“Why can’t I mark the box for Native American?” I asked my mom for the 100th time while filling out college applications. “Because you aren’t Native American,” she replied, not as patiently as she had the times before. “I am too!” I countered. “I’m 1/16th. I look much more. I should get to mark it.” “It is not the same.”

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