Keep Your ComplimentsI am always so shocked when someone I think I'm getting along with says something like "Why are you so white-washed?" I've heard that, or a variation of that statement so many times now that it really shouldn't surprise me anymore. A co-woker once said that I was so well-spoken that she sometimes forget that I'm Black, and that was a compliment as far as she was concerned. She at least had the grace to pretend to be embarrassed when I pointed out just why that was offensive, in my experience, most people don't.
AllieBlahBlah 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 Apr 29, 2012