I Find it Hard to Say

I was talking to one of my … friends who happens not to be a person of color about public schools, The Magnolia State, its microcosm (in so many) ways Chicago and white privilege. (Specifics to come later.) But during the conversation he said something that made me chuckle but also caused me to acknolwedge something. He asked, “You’re feeling something there in Jackson, aren’t you?” To which I replied, “What’s that? Am I sounding very black to you?” His response was classic and telling, “Well, you’re back for a week and it’s like you just got home from the Black Panther block meeting.” After that, I can’t get Lauryn Hill’s “I Find it Hard to Say (Rebel)” out of my head. So what do you expect? To see the video, right? Right …

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~ by MsInklination on August 31, 2009.

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