RACES MY STUDENTS THOUGHT I WAS/AM

I'm white. And I taught in urban Boston-area schools for two years during which time I was very cautious about what I revealed to my teenage students. One day, a group of all minority students tried to guess my race.
  1. Black
    Nope.
  2. Italian
    True, but...
  3. Not-white
    (I sincerely think they didn't consider I was white because they found white people unapproachable in the rest of their lives, but they (kinda) liked me.)
  4. Tan
    My favorite one.