16-year-old Jeff Rogers calls himself a "halfrican". Jeff's black father and white mother met growing up in the Dorchester projects and when they were married, in the early 1970's, they were forced to think about race almost everyday. Jeff, on the other hand, has never thought much about it until recently. These days, he finds himself being asked over and over, "What are you?" Over the last three months - with a tape recorder and microphone - Jeff has been keeping an audio diary of his life; documenting his family, his friends, and his search for identity.
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