Ashamed and embarrassed to be black.

Nobody,
Durham, NC.

I would change my race to anything non-black if I could. I don’t think white people understand how limiting it is to only be seen as a color and not as a person. When you’re black you can be the Scary Black Person, the Angry Black Man/Woman, the Thug, the Smart/Articulate Black Person, the Funny Black Guy/Girl, etc but you are never just a person. You spend your whole life trying to make other people feel comfortable and you never get to just be. It’s tiring but if you mention it to anyone then you are pulling the “race card” and you are “whining.” I would do just about anything to not be black anymore.

 

Ashamed and embarrassed to be black.

Nobody,
Durham, NC.

I would change my race to anything non-black if I could. I don’t think white people understand how limiting it is to only be seen as a color and not as a person. When you’re black you can be the Scary Black Person, the Angry Black Man/Woman, the Thug, the Smart/Articulate Black Person, the Funny Black Guy/Girl, etc but you are never just a person. You spend your whole life trying to make other people feel comfortable and you never get to just be. It’s tiring but if you mention it to anyone then you are pulling the “race card” and you are “whining.” I would do just about anything to not be black anymore.

Ashamed and embarrassed to be black.

Nobody,
Durham, NC.

I would change my race to anything non-black if I could. I don’t think white people understand how limiting it is to only be seen as a color and not as a person. When you’re black you can be the Scary Black Person, the Angry Black Man/Woman, the Thug, the Smart/Articulate Black Person, the Funny Black Guy/Girl, etc but you are never just a person. You spend your whole life trying to make other people feel comfortable and you never get to just be. It’s tiring but if you mention it to anyone then you are pulling the “race card” and you are “whining.” I would do just about anything to not be black anymore.

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