You Talk Like A White Girl

Aaliyah Gaskins,
New Orleans, LA

I chose these 6-words because growing up I was always told I talked differently and had my blackness questioned multiple times because I spoke a certain way. I grew up in a nice area where my family was one of the few black families on the street. My elementary school was predominantly white and I grew up with white friends. Once I entered middle school I was introduced to more diversity and when talking to my black peers I was almost always told that I sound white or talk differently.


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