03/18/2015 06:12 pm ET Updated Mar 18, 2015

Calling Out One Racist Doesn't Make White People Any Less Complicit In Supremacy

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I always knew that I was black, but I did not begin to understand what it meant to be black until it was demonstrated to me: when I was nine years old, a white teacher called me “pretty for a black girl” as if she were talking about the quality of fresh tomatoes in February.

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