I Do See Color
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I Do See Color

What it’s really like being your one black friend

Lessons learned from a Lupe Fiasco concert

Lupe Fiasco performed at Eastern Illinois University on April 4, 2009. (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

I had two friends I met via social media (in my late 20s) who were obsessed with Lupe Fiasco. They gushed over this man daily. I thought he was kinda cute, but I was nowhere near in the fandom arena that they were. One was a black woman, who was an essential part of promoting my first book and who I met in…




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

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