‘Black Don’t Crack’ Isn’t Much of a Compliment

It’s more like a stereotype gift-wrapped with a bow

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When someone admires my being ageless and then assigns that quality to everyone who shares my skin color, it’s not really about me. It’s like raving about how sexy Black men are and expecting me to say thank you.

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