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12 Reasons Why It Sucks Being The Only Black Friend

No, I will not jump in to do the rap verse at karaoke.

1. You are always inadvertently used as proof that your friend isn’t being racist.

2. Being told you look like literally anyone black and famous.

3. When you're doing karaoke and everyone's singing along, they stop and look expectantly at you when it’s time for the “rap verse”.

4. Everyone automatically assumes you’re an amazing dancer.

5. When your friends think that by being friends with you they’re entitled to make "black jokes".

6. When a rap song comes on in a club, and a circle forms around you and you only.

7. Not being able to join in with general discussions about hairstyling.

8. If you show up somewhere and bring another black person, everyone assumes you’re related.

9. When a friend asks to borrow your make-up for "fun", just to “see what they’d look like”.

10. If running or competition is involved, you're always picked to do whatever requires the most physical exertion and are told jokingly that it’s in your genes…

11. Your friends welcome anyone to touch your hair and feel how "cool" it is.

12. Everyone assumes you know how to do cornrows – and if you don't, this is somewhat disappointing to them.