Tag Archives: aging

In other words, black is whatever we say it is

[…] Consider this: Just 40 years ago, one could make certain assumptions about the average Negro, or black American. She was probably no more than one generation removed from the South; whether a Northerner or Southerner, he had first-hand knowledge of Jim Crow, or segregation; when it came to religion, he or she was most […]

All ye know on earth, and all ye need to know

[…] There is one moment in my teenage years when I remember being ethnically accepted. I was shopping for a television with my father at Price Club, when one of the salespeople, who was Latina, mistook us for her peers and graciously — in Spanish — told us that the TV we were interested in […]

Thirty-five

Now that I have the sense not to, I can run for president. I'm mo longer lumped in with that highly-sought-after 18- to 34-year-old male demographic. No. 1 song when I turned 18, almost half a life ago? In the U.S., "Good Thing" by the Fine Young Cannibals; in the UK, "Back To Life (How […]