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“One of the things that I often tell my students is that what makes you who you are is your cultural identification and practice.  You can be the color of ebony and have been brought up in a European context, in a Eurocentric setting, and that’s what you know, and that’s the way you walk in the world. That makes you European. Your skin color doesn’t give you your culture. Skin color and culture are two different realities. It’s your cultural practices that define you. If you understand that, then you understand that both have to be in critical synchronicity.”

Marta
Harlem, New York
Afro-Puerto Rican

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