I Do See Color
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I Do See Color

My grandfather is not the only black birdwatcher I know of — anymore

Christian Cooper and Black Birders Week prove there are more

Photo credit: Damon Hall/Unsplash

There was a huge binder on my grandfather’s dining room table, and it was full of bird photographs. When he wasn’t speaking fondly of baby cubs, he’d randomly start talking about penguins and show me photos of him with binoculars around his neck…

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We are not ashamed of our melanin, and we know you “see” it. Just don’t discriminate and disrespect us because of it.

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Shamontiel L. Vaughn

Shamontiel L. Vaughn

Check out her 3 Medium pubs: I Do See Color, Tickled and We Need to Talk. (Doggone World and Homegrown are now on Substack.) Visit Shamontiel.com

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