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Forgive Me If You've Seen This Before

My friend showed me this awesome article that made me laugh. It also made me think and remember all the stuff that has happened to me in life growing up in the town I live in where there were virtually no other people of color. People did say a lot of weird and awkward stuff to me.They still do actually. As a kid it hurt a lot. Now as an adult I laugh at it.

These were designed to be funny but they actually do happen to people and not just black people. My friend Izzy who is half Chinese gets the same crap hurled at her all the time.


http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/27-things-you-had-to-deal-with-as-the-only-black-kid-in-your


Just in case anyone is wondering I had to endure the following ones (and more than once especially #10).


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 27

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cinema_babe
May. 2nd, 2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry. Maybe I'll just do both.

I remember in Jr High we had a substitute who was clearly and uber liberal hippie who had cut his hair for a job. He pulled me aside and insisted on talking to me about Roots, which was very big at the time. He actually apologized for the white race and told what a credit I was to my race because I was what integration was all about.

(The act nonwithstanding that in my little home town the schools were integrated from the 6th grade on since before the civil war.....)

Yeah, this all made a lot of sense to a 12 year old. Looking back I'm going to bet that he didn't know a single black person and was just busting to get this all out.
parlance
May. 3rd, 2013 02:38 pm (UTC)
So accurate. The gifs they chose are amazing.
happywriter06
May. 4th, 2013 01:58 am (UTC)
That first one gets me every time. Too true!
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