Race, love, hate, and me: A distinctly American story (AKA: Yes, I’m Black)
Shaun King
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I read this when it was originally published in 2015 and I related to it so very much. I never had the extent of hatred that you have experienced and I think that’s part of the difference of being an “ambiguous looking” male vs. female in our society. I didn’t know my white father and his family till I was in college, so growing up, I fiercely stood up for my black heritage — all that I knew. It was always questioned. THAT was in the 70’s. How sickening that here we are in the 21st Century and this mess is still an issue. 
I applaud the work that you do. You cause people to THINK! That’s something that you can never have enough of — especially these days when people seem to want to be TOLD what to think. Sending out encouragement and solidarity to keep up the good fight.

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