Lacey Tezino didn’t know she was “passing” until her black roommates told her she was black.
She had lived in a white world in Vidor, adopted by a white father who died when she was 7 years old. She was raised by her parents and her family. Tezino, 35, learned his late mother was Hawaiian. In fact, her mother was black, Samoan, and alive; her father was white, possibly biracial.