You black? Passe blanc. No, Creole.

Goins-FamilyAugust A. Goins Jr.,
Atlanta, GA.

Growing up as a light skin black man of creole decent, people assume I want to be white. Not because of something I said or did, but based solely on my skin color. As if I had a choice of my skin color. I’m proud of who I am, and my skin color is part of me. When someone makes a comment, usually derogatory, about my color, I reply, “Contrary to popular believe, I like my skin color. And I wouldn’t change it for anything or anyone.”


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