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I Can Only Get to First Base With White Women

Too often white women friends cling to an image of perfection. Their racism shatters that image, and they can’t face it.

A white woman and black woman laughing, sharing blanket, photo torn
Photo by Liz Weddon on Unsplash, Adapted by Author on Canva

I joked in a comment on someone’s Medium story that I can only get to first base in my friendships with white women. The more I think about it, the less funny it is, though. Rachel…

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MJ Adia

MJ Adia

Black-Filipina. Lived in Peru for 5 years. LICSW, dancer, meditator. Writes about multiculturalism, cinema, race, social issues.

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