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“Am I attractive? Well, that partly depends on your race — or so says an analysis of the preferences of users logged into a popular Facebook dating, which allows clients to click “yes” if they find a person attractive or takethe option of skipping to the next profile page.””Spoiler alert: the 21st Century is not even close to resembling a post-racial society.”
Hey you, did you know you broke my heart
147 times
I tried to make you mine
I was witty
I was charming
I was smart
I was giving
But I was black, not pretty

Never feeling quite human
Never feeling quite the same
Always expecting rejection
And that label
That dreaded label
“Just a black sistah, bent on revenge”

Hey you, did you know you broke my heart
147 times
I tried to make you mine
I was witty
I was charming
I was smart
I was giving
But I was black, not pretty

Never feeling quite human
Never feeling quite the same
Always expecting rejection
And that label
That dreaded label

Hey you, did you know you broke my heart
147 times
I tried to make you mine
I was witty
I was charming
I was smart
I was giving
But I was black, not pretty

“Is a strong same-race preference something one ought to be ashamed of? Or is it enough to say that the heart wants what it wants and to leave it at that? This is a more important question than you might think.”

“By stating that you wouldn’t date a certain group, you are essentially claiming that their superficial qualities would make it impossible for you to form an emotional connection – which is, let’s face it, prejudice.”

Hey you, did you know you broke my heart
147 times
I tried to make you mine
I was witty
I was charming
I was smart
I was giving
But I was black, not pretty

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from {BAGGAGE CLAIM}, released August 22, 2015
Elizabeth A. Baker is Suitcases of Sound.

Mixed & Mastered by: Keirsten Johnson

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