The second part is when your white friend says, “Maybe they thought you were still looking around,” or “maybe they just forgot to put your order in.” Experiencing racism tires you out. Only when my son is with me am I reminded of its existence.
Before the after party, Mariah made sure to share a picture on Instagram of her and pregnant Serena Williams, who visited backstage at her concert.
I have a very specific memory from late August 2000. We had just brought my older son, who is black, to his first day of preschool.
I should say I am exhausted from the second part of racism.
The first part is the store clerk ignoring you or leaving the restaurant, after several complaints, when you realize they are never bringing you your food.
I am a firm believer in chemistry, and that is something that is either present or not.