The Curious Case of the Ambiguously Mexican Red Head

Trini, my Mexican grandmother, who had red hair.

Growing up, I didn't really fit in. My father, who I talk to almost every day, is Mexican and has never lived in the US. My mother is Anglo-American. They married in Mexico in 1967, the same year that anti-miscegenation laws were banned across the US. I was born five years later in Mexico City with red hair, white skin, and blue … [Read more...]