That Was So White Of You

Lillie Carroll,
Richmond, TX

“You are so white” is something I hear almost all of the time. I hear it after I say something quirky or do something weird. What boggles me is that something in light of being funny or myself has been boxed into the title of “being white”. Why can’t I make a dad joke, or make a funny face, or even laugh and just be “Lillie”? It makes me want to change and be different so I can avoid the backlash. Why must being myself also be tagged with being a race as well?


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