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When Do You Talk to Kids About Race?

Posted by: erika on: October 9, 2012

I didn’t realize that I was black until I was told so. It was during a grade school outing that I realized the complexities of race and race tension in the world. I was at a high school football game holding the hand of my 7th grade boyfriend when a group of mostly black older […]

What does it mean to be Black?

Posted by: erika on: March 6, 2012

Being black means your skin don’t crack. I look at my skin color and I don’t wish the black away.  I don’t wish it were lighter or smoother or different than what it is.  I love the way it gets dark-chocolate brown in the middle of the summer after spending too many hours on the […]


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