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

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

“Youth is wasted on the young,” some say. Thank God a little of it was left over for me.

I’ll never get tired of being reminded that I look younger than my middle age — if only that flattering observation didn’t come with a less-than-flattering racial qualifier: “Black don’t…



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Jeremy Helligar

Brother Son Husband Friend Loner Minimalist World Traveler. Author of “Is It True What They Say About Black Men?” and “Storms in Africa” https://rb.gy/3mthoj