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Being a light skin woman at a Black Lives Matter protest

Jordan, 7, raises his fist in the air at the Wichita Falls #icantbreathe protest. June 1. Photo by Katie Bindel
June 6, 2020

"My non-black friends, I ask that you take a knee, if able." One of the many people who chose to speak in front of hundreds of protesters asked a simple question that left me  lost in internal conflict....

I’m black. This will not be a place I call home.

January 27, 2016

I will lose out on job opportunities. I will be called hurtful names, especially since I am a black, dark-skinned woman. People will suspect I want to steal from them and they will hold onto their purses...

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