I wanted to be comforted — but I wanted it to be by someone who had an inkling of the anxiety I felt for my family, my loved ones, and for myself.In the past, I’d have sought that comfort out in a white man, but that night I knew it wouldn’t be enough.
It was a tad awkward for triple j, given that’s precisely the date the national music poll is broadcast on.
Original hit number 16 in the Hottest 100 with their track ‘January 26’ — a song about the racism and ignorance that clouds Australia Day.
When we do, I look his way every so often to see if he’s staring back, to see if we’ve got what my best friend and I call “the affinity,” a mutual acknowledgement that we one another. But while they chased after blondes and brunettes, I was ignored.
It’s a pretty good way to pass the time from Brooklyn to midtown. I spent my childhood surrounded by black and brown kids, but when I got to high school, suddenly everyone around me was white.
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