An Ethnic Awakening
As society evolves, more ethnic groups have been accepted by others. Today, you would no longer be shunned for being biracial. Unfortunately, being born biracial led to this person’s grandmother’s abandonment at a church, where she was adopted by a white farmer. It is assumed that the grandmother never knew her true identity.
She insisted to her children that she was part-Sicilian but passed away 20 years before the storyteller had been born. After receiving a DNA test for her birthday, she discovered that not only does she have no Italian or Sicilian DNA, but that her grandmother was indeed half-black. The DNA test also allowed her to connect with her distant cousins.