What does that even mean nowadays? We live in twenty first century, after all. From that perspective, my racial identity amounts to very little; I am not a slave, I haven't been driven off my land, and I don't think of myself as superior to anyone else. In fact I often feel more defined/restricted by my gender than my race. On the other hand, some things have changed very little in the last hundred years, and my racial identity is still a part of who I am. It has shaped me in tangible, distinct ways and in ways that I'm not even fully aware of. I've been thinking about my feelings on this subject for a while now but they don't feel as straight forward as most of the things that I've posted on were and therefore my writing about them is not as coherent or concise as I like it to be; but this is a start.