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PEOPLE OF COLOR LEARN AT A YOUNG AGE THAT THEY MUST BE TWICE AS GOOD. NOW WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO BE TWICE AS KIND. What I experienced was a white person being ticked off by my black presence in front of her house, and exercising her privilege to make her annoyance known. How else could I experience it? We relentlessly teach people of color that their non-whiteness is the most salient, determinative thing about them, and, indeed, lived experience frequently confirms this—of course we view what we experience through the lens of race. 

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