BLACK VOICES
01/21/2015 01:20 pm ET Updated Jan 21, 2015

When The Opera Acts Like It's Never Seen A Black Person Before

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The man at the opera tells me I'm disgusting, but in a lot of ways, he's lucky. There is no moisture in the air. I slept the night before in braids. It's a matinee, so I'm holding a very strong day vibe: more Tracee Ellis-Ross in Black-ish than Diana Ross's 1983 Central Park performance. My hair is being tame for my hair.

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