The Vermont Connection


In this paper, I utilize the Scholarly Personal Narrative (SPN) form to explore the relationship between race as a binary and anti-Blackness. I intend to specifically share my narrative with experiences of race and highlight the emerging themes that are prevalent such as whiteness as property, anti-Blackness in the Latinx community, and the Black and white binary of race. The ways in which I define my racial identity are constantly shifting throughout my higher education journey. I have received mixed messages about what it means to identify as Black or white, but these messages have never fully defined my racial identity. In this paper, I interrogate my identities and experiences while utilizing critical race theory (CRT) as a framework- and the tenets of CRT to make meaning of the themes that emerge from my narrative.