Jasmine Westmoreland’s mother is white, her father black. Her skin is a lovely light brown. And that makes many of the people she meets wonder.
"I get the question a lot — like, what are you? People ask me constantly, probably once a week," she said.
"A lot of them will be like, 'Are you this? Are you that? Are you Brazilian? ... You dance really well, you must be Cuban, you must be this.' And I'm like, 'Nope, black and white.' 'No you're not.' 'You're going to argue with me right now?'
"They do. They will argue, what I am."