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21 Times "Everybody Hates Chris" Perfectly Described Your Black Childhood

Everybody relates, Chris.

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1. Being deathly afraid of stepping on a crack and breaking your mothers back, because you were superstitious AF.

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2. Hearing your white friends and even teachers dial-up their slang whenever talking to you.

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3. Dealing with really annoying racial "jokes" from kids more than anyone should.

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4. Dealing with yours peers freely touching and grabbing your hair.

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5. But enjoying those moments where you could kick it with your black friends at school.

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6. Having ridiculously early memories of being followed around in department stores.

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7. Listening to your mom use her "interview voice" to get that answering machine greeting just right.

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8. Finally convincing your parents to let you have a sleepover.

9. Subsequently, seeing your mom openly neglect you to come to your friends aid.

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10. Sneaking in the living room while your parents were asleep and watching something you weren't allowed to for the first time.

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What a time to be alive.

11. Getting sick and having to deal with the horrible taste of your parents ~home remedies~.

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12. Getting your first job and finally gettin' paid.

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Just dreaming about the next time your mom might ask if you have McDonald's money.

13. Roughhousing with your sibling and it going from 0-100, real quick.

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14. Riding on public transit for the first time without an adult and being shook AF.

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15. Growing up and just knowing that looking cool was the most important thing in the world.

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16. Hanging out with your dad around his friends and hearing them riff with no filter.

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17. The overwhelming excitement when your parents tax refunds came in the mail.

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18. Not knowing whether you're at church or a fashion show on Sundays.

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The assortment of hats you'd see on Sundays were no joke.

19. Learning to hold your tongue when your mom would come home from the salon with a tacky-ass hairdo.

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Sometimes her hair would be laid, but other times not so much.

20. Getting caught acting a damn fool and seeing the look on your moms face...

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21. ...and that usually resulted in hearing a really clever remark involving an inanimate object and your behind when it was whoopin' time.

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