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I wonder if the person he wants to marry is me or a black...



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I wonder if the person he wants to marry is me or a black girl? And if it isn't me he wants, but any black girl who looks like me, talks and acts like me, what will happen when he finds out that I hate ear hoops, that I don't have to straighten my hair, that Mingus puts me to sleep, that sometimes I want to get out of my skin and be only the person inside- not American- not black- just me?

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Toni Morrison in "Tar Baby"

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