Issa Rae is a writer and producer best known for her popular YouTube series, Awkward Black Girl. Since she is such an expert at dealing with socially uncomfortable moments, we figured we'd ask for some pointers.
1.When you *might* have embellished a bit in your online dating profile and someone asks for a photo that will definitely out you.
2.When your food arrives at a restaurant and nobody else in your group of friends is nearly as excited to eat as you are.
3.When people ask why you went out to eat alone.
4.When you make a comment about the lack of diversity in Hollywood and someone calls you “overly critical” or “sensitive.”
5.When you encounter a militant black person and don't know what to say.
6.When you’re at a party and a dancing circle forms, and someone pushes you toward the center.
7.When you know your hair is poppin’ but someone makes a comment about how natural or short hair isn’t beautiful.
8.When someone asks if they can touch your hair.
9.When you witness a couple locked in an unabashed and intense round of PDA.
10.When you think you’re grown but then realize how many of your bills your parents still help you out with.
11.When someone tries to hold hands, recite bad poetry, or announce their undying love for you...on the first date.
12.When someone calls black women “high maintenance.”