“You’re so black”

Colin is turning thirty

A while ago, another human being and I had a chat about the lack of cultural awareness in Ireland. Said human being stated that it was mainly due to the fact that “We just don’t know” and, to me that sounds like an excuse which cowardly coats the ludicrous implication that it is my responsibility to let people know.

For all the times that certain people have asked me if they could touch my hair, turned my hand around to see what colour my palms are, or angled their head quite obviously to see what colour my gums are,┬áthis is for you…

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