Being black is an experience. It's likely that the first thing you think of upon reading that sentence is, "Yeah, because … racism," but that's not the experience I’m talking about. The black experience I'm talking about focuses on the small yet mighty things we do that deserve a standing ovation.
You've seen your mom at the sink cleaning chitlins like her life depends on it. There's no award for that, even though they're one of the most disgusting, smelly things ever to hit your nose hairs. Someone needs to give Momma her just due.
There are so many more black experiences that deserve to be recognized—so, for your culture-appreciation pleasure, here are some of them:
1. Getting the hot comb in “the kitchen” without burning the neck, ears, back or scalp—no matter how short the hair.
What are some unsung black experiences you feel need to be recognized? Comment below!