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I’ve Been Accused of ‘Acting White,’ but I’m Not the Real Problem

Mannerisms and speech mean nothing. ‘Reacting white’ is the issue.

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WWhen I was a kid, I couldn’t outrun the accusations that I “acted white.” My denials didn’t deter my relatives and classmates, and neither did anything I said about rubber and glue. Meanwhile, my parents tried to tell me everything about me…

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