Shortly before Bliss Broyard's Father died, her Mother told Bliss and her Brother that their Father had a secret that he'd never told them. He was born to a black mother and father and his birth certificate listed him as "colored" at the time of his birth. On the day that he filled out an application to get his social security card, he decided that he was going to be "white" from then on.
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