2. People told you you “sounded white.”
This is often coded as a compliment, i.e., so-and-so is “eloquent”/”articulate”/etc.
3. Or they called you an “oreo” and just thought they were sooo clever and original.
[For those who don’t know, an “Oreo” is someone who is “black on the outside, white on the inside.”]
4. This happened at every party you went to.
5. You had to deal with all of the hella bold people around you using the n-word.
9. “Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?”
You were just happy there were other kids who understand your angst. Meanwhile, no one gave them the side-eye for asking this question while they’re sitting at an all white table…
11. “She’s pretty — for a black girl.” / “He’s cute — for a black guy.”
12. “You look like [insert any black person here].”
13. There was that awkward moment in history class when you reached the topic of slavery and everyone turned to you:
17. Like jokes about fried chicken….which doesn’t even make any sense because LITERALLY EVERYONE AND THEIR MOTHER LIKES FRIED CHICKEN.
Just look at it. It’s beautiful.