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“If you’re anything different from the idea of what a ‘typical Black girl’ looks like, your ethnicity is questioned. People know I’m Black, but some folks think I’m Black and Chinese. Samoan. That’s what I get all the time. ‘What you mixed with?’ And I can tell some people are actually disappointed when my response is ‘No…not Mixed, just Black.’”

Lauren Jane
Washington, DC
Black / Guyanese -American

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