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Reminding Me That I am Black

The constant reminder is an unwanted precursor when describing me.

Three people in black outfits outdoors by Alena Shekhovtsova/Canva.com

The constant need to remind me or others when discussing me, that I am Black is insensitive and demeaning.

The precursor to describing me would be better if you called me the fat employee, the overly flamboyant guy, the guy with the bald head will do.

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Le Voir N. Lewis

Le Voir N. Lewis

Author of Influential Thoughts: The Power of Daily Affirmations. Writer of food & beverage topics, short form, poetry, fiction, and life.