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Thu Jul 25, 2013, 08:14 PM

22. powerful

my heart weeps.

the "a trend of whiteout our black skin" reference.

i am not black. but i am brown and red. when i was a child, my light skinned mom (who married a dark skin man- my dad) scrubbed my darker skin with comet. i was 3 or 4 yrs old. she also used to make my sister and i sit on stools in the yard with lemon soaked hair and curlers to lighten and curl our thick, straight, dark hair. we got into trouble for moving and squirming around on those stools. she forbid me to wear my hair in braids "like an indian"....etc., etc.

bigotry is just so damn ugly.

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