Dec. 30, 2009 was the last day I spent living a lie. I was 17 years old, and I gave my mother a handwritten letter before she left for work and told her not to open it until she arrived at her office. What transpired in those next 24 hours following remains one of the most vivid experiences I have stored in my memory.
My mother came home the next day after working a double shift.
Until I was fourteen years old, I had one black friend. And she lived across the country. So, really, I had none. Growing up in predominantly white suburbs, I spent most of my days as the only black child in
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