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I get a kick out of sifting through Black Twitter, sprinkling my Facebook timeline with laughing emojis as I share some of the most relatable memes and videos that bring to the surface memories of my childhood. I've seen the way our fridge looks like an arctic industrial plant with the amount of foil-wrapped leftovers from Thanksgiving.
July 28, Social justice leadership. Denison's latest news, stories, and upcoming events from all around the hill and beyond. I was vaguely aware, for the first several years of my life, of the fact that I looked different from my white classmates, but knowing this never kept me awake at night.
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As a steadfast perfectionist, I continued to perform well academically, but I would sooner die before I verbalized these abilities. Being from Columbus, Ohio, reportedly one of the most ideal cities for interracial couples, may be a factor as well.
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Keynote by nationally recognized theologian Kelly Brown Douglas. The most important lesson I've taken away is that there are many different ways to be black in America. For people of color, these issues are exacerbated twofold as they struggle to navigate identities through activities divided along a black or white racial binary.
People constantly questioned my authenticity as a person of color. I would soon find out that light skin wasn't in either. My light complexion still affords me a great degree of privilege that many of my darker-skinned counterparts can only dream of having. I can most likely navigate most streets without being pulled over in a potentially fatal encounter with police, depending on how I wear my hair that day and if I'm following the law to the letter.
Saving Lives. As it happens, it wasn't until I transferred to a predominately black school back in fifth grade that I began to confront an identity crisis, the effects of which still faintly persist even today.
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Many teen girls experience increasingly crippled self-esteem issues in their search for an identity. I don't voice these sentiments to diminish the very real and systemic bias against dark-skinned people here and around the world. It's time for us to find more things in common than more things to divide us.
And I'm almost certain my mom's family has a picture of one of our relatives posing in a wide-backed wicker chair. The way one girl was laughed out of the room when she told her friends she wanted to take up ballet.
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Bipartisan Politics. No Clear. I probably won't have as much trouble in the dating world since there is a disproportionate preference for light-skinned women.