I Tried to Use My White Dad to Get Me a Discount on a Car

…It didn’t work, but the car dealer tried talking to me in ebonics after that

White man and black woman at a used car dealership
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio: https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-sitting-on-chair-beside-table-834863/, Photo by Leon Ell’ on Unsplash, Edited by Author

I spent the past eight months checking Craigslist, Facebook, and car dealerships to buy a used car noticing in horror that the used car world had changed while I had been living in Peru for the last several years. I had bought my 98 Honda Civic (loved that car to death!) for $4,000 at…



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MJ Adia

Black-Filipina. Lived in Peru for 5 years. LICSW, dancer, meditator. Writes about multiculturalism, cinema, race, social issues.