America: where nothing we believe in actually makes sense… smh…
White co-workers at a high-profile US government agency where I intern. They never say this to White interns. Before I did an interview for Newsweek, I was briefed and at the end, the examiner said, “I was worried you would sound ghetto, but now I know you can communicate, so I have nothing to worry about.” I am 22 in Washington, DC. I was angry beyond words. It makes me sick that people still doubt my communication skills simply because I am Black. (via microaggressions)
I get that a lot. “You’re so well-spoken.”
this was me from kindergarten to high school. story of my childhood, probably still is still the story of my life!
I will never understand how people can be so ignorant and careless to let shit like this come out of their mouths.
This has happened in EVERY job I have EVER held. There is not a single job, to date, in which a white boss has NOT said this to me.
No one’s ever said this to me… [to my face]. I actually remember in Middle School a teacher telling me that I need to watch the news and learn how to talk whiter…
“You’re so pretty! What are you mixed with?”
The question I, a 19 year old black female (in NY of all places), always get when someone finds me attractive. As If I HAVE to be mixed because black can’t possibly be attractive all on it’s own.
I swear, this reminds me of my early life. Especially up until I was about 24 or so.
GPOY all the time. Next comes the “You’re sooo exotic you can’t be part black”… Snitch, I am, get over it.
also, babies cannot be cute if they dont take after some kinda non-black ancestry, either. true story.
this is way more common than people realize… women of color don’t just make this stuff up when we talk about racism in beauty standards and how this affects ones sense of self…