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“Honestly, I don’t think Blackness is something that you can define verbally with words. It’s something that you are. You don’t have to say it. It’s not the lingo or the dialect you use or even the accent you have. Either you’re Black or you’re not. It’s something that’s earnest and something that can’t be faked into. It is what it is. Blackness is an inheritance. It’s something that you don’t have to work for. It’s something that you’re born with. You can tell people who have inheritances because they drive around in nice cars, their parents left them a lot of money; they don’t have to work for it. And I think it’s the same thing for Blackness. People can tell what it is and who has it by just the way that they are.”

Coral Springs, Florida
Black / Mixed

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