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how to be black in amerikkka by Ashley Elizabeth

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how to be black in amerikkka

1.  don’t; melanin will always be a weapon used against you.

2. if you must be black be light skint with pretty eyes and hair that acts white enough beauty to take

3. if you must be black learn to code switch say yessir no maam (though that’s just polite) talk white be respectful announce yourself

4. do not give them a reason they will take it and run claim that you were running

5. see no. 1

Ashley Elizabeth is a 20-something poet from Baltimore (and graduate of Hollins University) who draws inspiration from her city, her people, her space, and her body. Ashley is an advocate of women's rights, accessibility of the arts, and education. She has been featured in Rose Water's online journal.

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