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This Test Will Determine How Much Of A Suburban Black Kid You Were

The less checks the better, TBH.

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    Check everything you've experienced.

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    Heard the question "Why do you use a horse brush?" when you were trying to get your 360 waves poppin.
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    Been accused of stealing something at a house party.
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    Been forced by your parents to befriend the only other black kid in the neighborhood.
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    Not being able to understand some black culture references because you didn't experience them.
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    Forgot to lotion in the morning then had to be ashy all day because no one had any at school.
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    Met a friend's parent and found out they were racist.
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    Having someone say they're just as dark as you after they spent a couple days out in the sun.
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    Having people freely touching and grabbing your hair.
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    Struggling to find a salon that can do your hair.
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    Being called an Oreo because, "you're not reeaally black."
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    Hearing someone saying they're "blacker" than you.
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    Been the go-to-person for inquiries when a new rap album or song came out.
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    Dealt with the assumption that you're good at any and all sports.
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    Been consulted to explain and/or demonstrate new dance crazes.
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    Had someone ask you how your hair got so long over the weekend.
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    Notice someone dial-up their slang a couple notches to talk to you.
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    Had a teacher assume that you didn't have much parental guidance.
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    Had someone marvel at how your hair reacts to water.
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    Dealt with the assumption that you had a huge crush on the only other black person in school.
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    Felt everyone stare at you when you learned about slavery in class.
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    Got way more cautious than your friends about typical suburban mischief.
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    Had someone say "You sound white," because you don't use slang regularly.
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    Been followed around by the mall security when you were just hanging out with your friends.
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    Been typecast as the only black character on a show at recess and/or lunch.
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    Almost passed out when you heard the way your friends spoke to their parents.
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    Almost caught the whooping of a lifetime when you tried to talk to your parents the way you've heard your friends talk to theirs.
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    Been questioned as to why you don't use sunscreen.
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    Been surrounded at a dance party because everyone just KNEW you were a professional dancer.
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    Had to pile on the seasoning for dinner at a friends place.
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    Felt a constant pressure from your peers to represent your entire race, rather than just yourself.
 
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