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    22 Things You Should Never Say To A Black Girl

    "Can I touch your hair?" No.

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    1. “I’m not usually into black girls, but you’re really pretty.”

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    And I’m not usually into assholes, so this isn’t going to work out.

    2. “Can I touch your hair?”

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    Am I a dog?

    3. "I'm dying to know, is your hair real?"

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    Are you real?

    4. "Where are you from originally?"

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    Oh, you automatically thought I was from a foreign country because of my skin color?

    5. “No, like, where are you really from?”

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    Ya know, I could ask you the same question.

    6. “Why do you all hang out together? It’s like you segregate yourselves.”

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    Friends. We all have friends. Why do white people always get to sit together?

    7. “You’ll definitely get into college, affirmative action!”

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    Yikes, I don’t have time to explain the centuries of institutionalized racism that led to Affirmative Action. But maybe I got good grades in high school, was super involved and wrote a kick ass essay? Just maybe?

    8. “I know the perfect guy for you!”

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    Let me guess: he's black too?! We already have so much in common!

    9. “Wait, so your hair gets curly if it gets wet?”

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    Yes. Yes it does.

    10. “But you’re not like black black.”

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    And you’re not smart smart.

    11. “You’ll love her — she’s sassy, like you!”

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    Aka, "she’s black."

    12. “Why do you talk like that?”

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    Because that’s my voice?

    13. "Did you play basketball in high school?"

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    No. Did you?

    14. “Why does Beyoncé have different hair than yours?”

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    Probably because she’s a different person than me and there are about a trillion different types of hair. She also has a trillion more dollars than me.

    15. “Why are you putting on sunblock? It’s not like you’re going to get burned!”

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    Ha. Ha. That’s a really cute joke. You know what isn’t cute? Skin cancer.

    16. “Can you teach me how to twerk?”

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    No.

    17. “Kerry Washington is so beautiful.”

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    Yes, yes she is. But I literally just met you and I’m sure we can find other things in common besides being able to name famous black people.

    18. “Can you cornrow my hair?”

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    Why?

    19. “My nanny was black!”

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    And so is my mom. What's your point exactly?

    20. “Were you really happy when Lupita won the Oscar?”

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    Yeah, because it was an incredible performance and she deserved it. We don't automatically root for all black people.

    21. “Black and Asian is like, my favorite combination.”

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    Would you do me a favor and not talk about humans as if they’re a type of dog breed? Thanks.

    22. “I love rap music.”

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    Good for you, but knowing one Kanye West song doesn’t make you the Black Person Whisperer.

    Stay strong, girls.

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