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Old 14 June 2015, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Blatherskite View Post
This is why I don't think 'appearing white' should even be an issue here. The only thing that matters is that she lied about experiences she didn't have by inventing her racial background.
Yeah, I hate that aspect of the reaction. I've even seen someone comment on her Czech last name. I have a biracial friend with a very Czech last name. It seems incredibly obvious to me how a black person would wind up with a European last name, and the ways include a direct link to slavery (being given or assuming an owner's last name). I've also had a coworker who was African American, but was often not identified as such by others.
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