Profile: Millie del Oro

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In this episode of Radio Nepantla, Tracy Mejía talks to Millie del Oro, who knows that her identity is a mixture of two races and two cultures: Black and Mexican. After moving to Arkansas, she realized there was a lot for her to learn to fit in as her identity was being challenged.

“I went to a predominantly Black school, so my classmates would say things like “Do you even speak English? Are you actually Black? You need to pick a side. You don’t really know Spanish.” Basically just saying, talking about how fake the idea between two different cultures was. Really trying to make me more Black — I guess you can say.”

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