Personal Narrative: Black Girl

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The small town that I am from in North Carolina is predominantly white. And when I say predominantly white, I mean near ninety percent (NorthCarolina.com. N.p., n.d. Web). While growing up, it was common to be referred to as “that black girl.” It did not take a toll on my self-esteem until I started becoming aware of the negative connotation people were using in order to label me. But to those people, I was Black because I was simply not white. However, when I was compared to other black people from different schools, I was not Black. If I received a dollar for every time someone told me I was a White girl trapped inside of a Black girl body, I would be sitting on bills today. At first I would go along with it because I was afraid to engage
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