I stopped using it years ago. I recognize this slippery slope and I revert to Black, even in my writing now. I get the origin of the phrase, but now it just is being nuanced in a way that takes yet another thing away from us like our dances, our vernacular, our music. Are we really expected to give up our identity? Especially the challenges that people like Elon Musk doesn’t face because he has white privilege.

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Mother. Fisk University Alum. And occasionally, I write some stuff! All things Prince are welcome!

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Aisha K. Staggers

Aisha K. Staggers

Mother. Fisk University Alum. And occasionally, I write some stuff! All things Prince are welcome!