Black. Not Black Enough. Too Black.

Anchorage, AK.

To the black community, I “act” too white to be like them. To the white community, my skin is too dark to be like them. I am black. I am not black enough. I am too black. No matter where I go, I can’t seem to fit in anywhere. All my life I’ve heard “Why do you talk/act like a white girl?”, “Why don’t you act black?”, “You need to stop trying to be white.” I don’t try to act or pretend to be any race, I’m just myself. If I hear something I like, I listen to it. If I see clothing I like, I wear it. I’m sorry I enunciate my words that’s just how I was raised. Maybe it’s just me, but my parents taught me to see the person and not the skin. I don’t want to live my life being a color… I just want to be a person, but in this world I have to sit alone and never feel accepted all because I am black, but not black enough, and just too black.

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  • Brigitte LaBorde

    You are so incredibly beautiful. Have you ever thought that maybe they are just jealous of you and intimidated by your beauty? My six words to you, Pretty Girl: Lower your standards for no one!


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