21 Times "Everybody Hates Chris" Perfectly Described Your Black Childhood
Everybody relates, Chris.
Being deathly afraid of stepping on a crack and breaking your mothers back, because you were superstitious AF.
Hearing your white friends and even teachers dial-up their slang whenever talking to you.
Dealing with really annoying racial "jokes" from kids more than anyone should.
Dealing with yours peers freely touching and grabbing your hair.
But enjoying those moments where you could kick it with your black friends at school.
Having ridiculously early memories of being followed around in department stores.
Listening to your mom use her "interview voice" to get that answering machine greeting just right.
Finally convincing your parents to let you have a sleepover.
Subsequently, seeing your mom openly neglect you to come to your friends aid.
Sneaking in the living room while your parents were asleep and watching something you weren't allowed to for the first time.
Getting sick and having to deal with the horrible taste of your parents ~home remedies~.
Getting your first job and finally gettin' paid.
Roughhousing with your sibling and it going from 0-100, real quick.
Riding on public transit for the first time without an adult and being shook AF.
Growing up and just knowing that looking cool was the most important thing in the world.
Hanging out with your dad around his friends and hearing them riff with no filter.
The overwhelming excitement when your parents tax refunds came in the mail.
Not knowing whether you're at church or a fashion show on Sundays.
Learning to hold your tongue when your mom would come home from the salon with a tacky-ass hairdo.
Getting caught acting a damn fool and seeing the look on your moms face...
...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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