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  • Nandi

Christian Taboo

As a black female a lot of things cross my mind that will seldom cross my white male boyfriend's mind. Rarely will he look around and be the only one of his skin tone or heritage in the room. When he voices an opinion in a meeting, he does not worry that his boss or coworkers will value his input less because of his gender, and when he converses, people don't say that he's eloquent or "well-spoken"; they simply expect him to talk that way. Aside form the stigma that is my skin (and occasionally my gender), lately I've noticed another odd feeling. I feel that people will shy away from speaking to me or opening up; not because of my skin tone or gender, but because I am Christian.