You’re lucky; you have good hair


Columbia, SC

Being a light-skinned African-American has afforded me the ability to kind of live on multiple sides of the race coin in terms of my superficial assets. Many people assume that I’m mixed; I’m not. Many people assume that I lucky because, since I’m fully black, I have good hair. Man, if one more person, black or white, says that I’m lucky because I have good hair…basically you’re saying that my personality sucks and all I have to fall back on is my awesome hair (I know they’re not really saying that). But really, why can’t we stop looking at the superficial and start looking at the internal? My hair doesn’t make me who I am, nor does my skin, nor does my “race”.


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