Social Issues. Tweet about this Share this on Facebook. I grew up around a lot of white people. I was one of the few black people in my primary school, my secondary schools and college. University is difficult because there were so many people — but out of the 35 musicians on my course, I was most definitely the only black person until third year.
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He read the entire book. Imagine the uproar that would ensue if a white person dared to utter such stick-with-your-own-kind nonsense to another white person. He or she would be nailed to the proverbial cross. Of all the things I would change about myself if I could, being gay and being black are not two of them. I consider both to be badges of honor.