I have had many experiences where White Americans have felt comfortable enough to ask questions openly that they were afraid to ask anyone else. I use them as teaching moments, never afraid to share honestly. I have never had anyone that was unappreciative for me not jumping down their throats and being offended for asking simple questions about Black life, Black hair, Black plights. Likewise, I never forget that I am being compared to stereotypes conjured up by racists suits and writers who have great disdain for Black culture and Black people. We need to assimilate, that’s all.

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