Strawberry Letter

When Being Backwards and Bougie Collide

Dear Steve and Shirley, I’m a 29-year-old black man and I’m sick to death of my racist family. No matter what I do, I am not “black” enough for them and I need your advice on how to handle it. As a youngster, I was interested in the arts, literature, and I preferred classical music and jazz. Their ignorant behinds always said I was “acting too white” and they forced me play sports and listen to hip-hop music. Since I was a teenager, I’ve dated white girls and I’ve dated black girls………
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