Why Calling a Black Person an ''Oreo'' Is Offensive

It is incredibly toxic and damaging.

A black women standing in front of a pink wall.
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They said I was Black on the outside, white on the inside. Black but not too black, a perfectly poised token for you to blindly glorify me as. The term ''Oreo'' was assigned to me and lingered on my mind for years. Some may think it's a compliment, when in fact it showcases society's narrow and monolithic view of…

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Petiri Ira

Petiri Ira

WEOC Member, Bylines in Momentum, Cultured, AnInJustice, Equality Includes You, The Pink, AfroSapiophile and Age of Awareness. Contact: petiriira@gmail.com