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Response to Quayblue (Reply #45)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 12:36 PM

47. It's coupled between that, and it's just something I used to do before enlisting.

 

Sophomore year through senior year of high school, I rocked my fro out-- part of it has to do with more... I dunno, I always grew up hearing people say shit like "you're not black, you've just got a bitchin' tan" and completely erasing the fact that literally half of my family was black. That and it's something I've done before-- it feels like outside of going to get someone to braid it(I no longer live near any of my family), I can't do much other than grow it into an afro.

No shade taken, though, it's all good-- it's just something I'm still trying to make heads or tails of myself. Growing up, I had one other mixed friend who accurately summed up the way my mind worked where the tribalism of the school environment is concerned: "I'm too black to hang with the white kids, too white to hang with the black kids".

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