Like my white friends, I learned how to be a proper teenager through movies—except for most of the films I watched didn't have any real black characters.
This month has seen at least six women of color die while in custody—but some statistics show that such incidents are sadly not rare.
There's an awful lot to unpack here.
Being black is not a choice, but what if it were? I made a list of pros and cons for my ethnicity amid my Ferguson-fueled depression.