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9 Things Only Emo Kids Of Color Just Get


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2. Your mom would forbid you from straightening your hair, so you couldn't ever do that side-bang swish thing like the white kids with straight hair.

You appreciate your natural hair more now, but damn, it would have been nice to have hair that didn't swallow your favorite Hello Kitty hair bows.

4. Your parents always gave you a curfew, so you couldn't stay out as long as you wanted when you went to concerts with your white friends.


And God forbid your favorite band was the headliner — you'd miss their set completely and have to find your way out of the pit, because your mom was outside waiting in the car.


6. You had musical tastes in twice as many genres, so you always had two moods for every situation...

When you were feeling freaky, you either played on Panic! At the Disco's "Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off" ~or~ Khia's "My Neck My Back."


7. Everyone said you were obsessed with white boys because of your love for Pete Wentz, but he's half Afro-Jamaican, kids!

Fueled By Ramen / DCD2

If anyone can relate to emo kid of color problems, it's Pete.

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