When I was in in middle school, I had an unrequited crush on a boy. We were at lunch one day, and I was thrilled to death to have his attention in a conversation. Then suddenly said boy, who was racially White, asked me, “So, Kristy, what are you? Are you half White?” Middle school Kristina didn’t quite know how to answer this direct question. My brain did some quick simplistic logic. Well, my mom does have a fairly light complexion whereas my dad is quite solidly Brown…so I quickly came to the conclusion that yes- if we’re talking skin color- maybe half White was a correct label. My mom was White and my dad was Brown. So middle school Kristina must be both.…