Jesse Ferreras

I Didn't Know My Spanish Roots Until I Grew Up. It Was Worth The Wait.

Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Living
Jesse Ferreras

Throughout my life, I have found myself having to assert my cultural identity. From a single look, you'd probably have me pegged for a white male, and all the privilege that comes with it. The latter part is true. As someone who half-identifies as white, I never have to worry about being asked where I'm from; being targeted by police; or having Long Duk Dong represent me in pop culture. But "White" is nevertheless a small part of who I am. My full name is Jesse Ramon Ferreras... My family has never kept my heritage a secret. But maintaining it in a place like Vancouver has been difficult.

WATCH: Idle No More On HuffPost Live

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Idle No More was sparked by the Conservative government's Bill C-45 legislation that makes it easier to lease reserve land, but the movement includes ...