What it’s really like being your one black friend

Lessons learned from a Lupe Fiasco concert

Shamontiel L. Vaughn
Jan 24 · 7 min read
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Lupe Fiasco performed at Eastern Illinois University on April 4, 2009. (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

Recommended Read: “Why does your racism appear when the liquor does? ~ The real reason some of your black ‘friends’ and co-workers won’t party with you

Recommended Read: “You, as a minority, can relate to me — but know when you cross the line ~ The invisible line between Hispanics, black folks and racial slurs

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Biz Markie and Slick Rick were the featured artists at the Chicago Defender’s “Legends Ball.” On the left, I took a photo (that I wish I would’ve gone easier on the cleavage but it’s too late now) with Slick Rick. (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

Recommended Read: “10 ways to figure out if (s)he really has ‘a black friend’ ~ Note: This may not apply for all black people, but it applies to enough

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I Do See Color

“Seeing” color is no more a problem than “seeing” height.

Shamontiel L. Vaughn

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Check out her five Medium publications: Doggone World, Homegrown, I Do See Color, Tickled and We Need to Talk. Visit Shamontiel.com to read about her.

I Do See Color

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

Shamontiel L. Vaughn

Written by

Check out her five Medium publications: Doggone World, Homegrown, I Do See Color, Tickled and We Need to Talk. Visit Shamontiel.com to read about her.

I Do See Color

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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