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The Race Card's Blog – September 2014 Archive (2)

FEATURE: "I learned to be Black in America, while still not being 'Black enough' for some"

It was in America that I learned to be black. In the predominantly small white town we moved to in Upstate New York; in the nasty ways young kids behave to other young kids they perceive as different, dangerous. In the way my seventh grade teacher evaded my innocent question of what the word "coon" meant. It was during lunch, with the chaotic buzz of several dozen prepubescent children going on when I approached her and posed my question. Her large, brown eyes looked into mine…

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Added by The Race Card on September 24, 2014 at 11:37am — 3 Comments

FEATURE: A Month in Africa - Going back to Zambia 21 years later

Looking down from the plane at the patches of light winking up at me below, my stomach did backflips – and it wasn’t from the turbulence. In about 20 minutes I’d be landing on a continent that I should call home but seemed far from it. Africa. A city called Lusaka in a country called Zambia to be exact.

This is the city I was born in and swept away from before I could even speak so that my parents could start a new life in England, which came to be my home and all that I…

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Added by The Race Card on September 15, 2014 at 8:09am — No Comments

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