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This is a topic I feel very strongly about because as a black girl going to a predominantly white school, when I express my dislike for the appropriation of a white girl I am quickly labeled as racist but...reversed. I would immediately feel embarrassed of my behavior, adjust my comments to be more polite, and become the token black friend again while I watched as Becky sported my protective hairstyle as high fashion. The logic of it all confused me as I had to look more like my white friends for them to accept me while they all seemed to want to look and act like the old me. As I became more educated in my own history, I realized there was no such thing as reverse racism. The article explains my feelings exactly.
Contributed by Brielle Oliver