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Why We Use Starch

why we use starch

Young Black Girl To her father

Young Black Girl: Is that how it’s supposed to look? 

 Black Father: What? 

Young Black Girl: Our clothes. That’s why we use starch. So they can look like his.

She points to a White man rigidly walking down Grand Ave., almost robotically, in his crisp white collared shirt.

1 thought on “Why We Use Starch”

  1. We teach our children to assimilate early in life. I want my grandchildren to know self acceptance is a gift we give ourselves. Being comfortable in one’s skin is better than someone’s approval of you.

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