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17 Unintentionally Awkward Moments That Happen When Your BFF Is White

I had cornrows too! ... When I went on a cruise to Mexico in 7th grade.

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1. When your BFF tries to describe a person who's black without using the word black.


"You know...dark hair... tan skin... kinda looks like you?"

2. When they talk about their family coming through Ellis Island and ask if yours did the same.

"Your family came over on the Mayflower. My family took a different kind of cruise." - @IamSheridanW

Yeah, no.

3. When they can't stop bragging about that one black guy they hooked up with.

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"You know... I'm really into black guys, actually."

4. When they ask why you have so much lotion in your bathroom.


If you only knew the ashy struggle.

5. When they don't understand how your hair goes from short to long in one day.

Remember, we talked about this? They're extensions.

6. When they ask why you have mac and cheese at Thanksgiving.

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7. When they say they've had cornrows too .... from that time they went on a cruise to Mexico in 7th grade.

It doesn't count if some lady on the beach did it for 5 dollars.

8. When they tell you they want to set you up with their friend and you realize it's the only other black person they know.

"You'd really like him! He's tall... dark... handsome."

9. When they suggest you do Pinterest hair tutorials together.

Yeah... that's not gonna work.

10. When they ask you about the meanings of slang words, because they assume you must know them all.


"Hey! What does 'bae' mean?"

11. When they say, "You look just like (insert black celebrity here)!"


"You and Gabrielle Union are twins."

Nope. We are not.

12. When they say you should marry a white person so you can have, "adorable caramel babies."


Why does that sound like a dessert you can order at the Cheesecake Factory?

13. When their family tries to make you feel welcome and ends up making you feel totally weird.

"We LOVE rap music!"

14. When they ask you if they're good at twerking.

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Sure, babe. Sure.

15. When you try and take a photo but can never get the lighting quite right when you try and take a photo together.

Flash on, please.

16. When they ask if you want to go to the tanning salon with the group.

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I'm actually good but thanks for the invite :)

17. And when they ask if you want to go swimming right after you get your hair done.

I just spent two hours at the salon, I'm not about to mess it up.

But despite some differences, you know they're your BFF 'til the end.


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