I am a non-minority as defined by this post. Meaning, I look like a typical "white girl". But, in the world I live in, I am a minority as a white person; in my neighborhood, at school, and definitely at work. The area I live in is 85% hispanic, and where I go to school is extremely diversified, with all nationalities, plus I am one of four white people at work on a unit of about 60 people. My race has never been a problem at home or at school. My neices and nephews are ALL mixed race children; my best friends are hispanic and black (majority, in my world). My mom is Turkish, so her and two of my sisters are assumed to be either hispanic or at least "non-white" generally. But another sister and I look pretty much Irish, and honestly, I have wished my whole life that I looked like my mom and other sisters (I hate the term "white girl"). When I got a job at the hospital I work at now, my race became a HUGE issue. The hospital is in the city, and I am from the suburbs, and my coworkers, who are mostly African-American, African immigrants, and Indian immigrants, all assume I have never been exposed to non-white populations in my life and that I am WASP, Republican, racist, and scared of them. I hate it, honestly, but I feel that anything I say will be interpreted as racist, so I say nothing.