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The Black Friend

When you’re that guy

To be the black guy in a group of mostly white friends is to be deserving of the Nobel or the Oscar, perhaps both. You are that guy, often referred to as our guy or my guy. Sometimes you will be called upon to be the black guy without being a black guy. I know. I know.

You will often find yourself having drinks with friends in a crowded bar and not see a single other black…

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Carl L Lane

English degree, published author of fiction and nonfiction, certified sommelier, fitness enthusiast, and someone who cares deeply about the world we live in.