What Is The Deal With All These White Women Pretending To Be Black?

If white privilege exists, why would a white person give it up to be Black?

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Many of the white women who push themselves into Black spaces under the guise of being Black don’t have features traditionally considered beautiful by Eurocentric standards. They have curly hair and big noses. Combined with a slight tan, this can be enough to fool someone into believing they have African ancestry because, as we all well know, Black people come in all shades of brown — from light bright damn near white to blue-black.

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White privilege. Yes, you read that right. These women are able to take up space in Black arenas because they are white. As whites people, if they say they are something, they are believed. Ironic, I know. White skin allows them racial ambiguity. She says she’s Black, why would she lie?

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