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Who Will Love and Protect Black Girls on Valentine’s Day?

Does anyone really love Black girls? That’s what Medium writer Rebecca Stevens A. wants to know. In her deeply personal essay, “The Pain of Valentines Day as a Black Girl in a White World,” she recounts her experiences with childhood bullying because of the color of her skin.

It was Valentine’s Day and I was in the 7th grade. I was trying to focus in English class when a scrunched ball of paper hit the back of my head. I bent down to pick it up, looking around to see if I could figure out which one of my racist classmates had thrown…




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