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Stop Saying ‘She Is Black, But…’

Unless you’re ready to defend racist beliefs

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It happened as recently as a few weeks ago. Someone White, liberal, and who I generally agree with on many things, was discussing something relating to Blackness live on the local NPR station. She was explaining the difference between Roxbury, a Black neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts which is a hub of Black culture within the…