Black excellence

I Am Contributing to Healing the Racial Divide By…

I am contributing to healing the racial divide by standing proudly in my authentic self; knowing that my life alone defies most people’s expectations when they see my skin. I remember how growing up in a predominantly white college town, I was confused by what it meant to “act”, and “sound” Black. I felt the burden of expectations that were all too foreign to me. But the little Black girl in the mirror didn’t seem “Black enough”. That confusion seems strange since

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