Why can’t you be more white?

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Black smiles

I’ve been told things like…

This is what I say to those people

I can’t be more white because I’m black. I don’t really want to straighten my hair. I don’t really want to look like a white woman.

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Katerine Santo

Katerine Santo

Linguist, tech nerd, hiker, swimmer, mum