At some point in the last 24 hours, that thought has crossed your mind if you’re black. If it hasn’t yet (and if it did), it’s going to in the next 24 hours.
I can’t see your past or your future. “It’s because I’m black” is just one of those thoughts that cross the minds of black people when some random shit happens.
The lady who crossed the road as you approach from the opposite direction? Probably because you’re black. The policeman who pulled you over at a roadblock at almost midnight on a Saturday? Almost sure because you’re black.
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But is it really, though? Is it really because you’re black? How do you know for sure that it is because you’re black?
This episode of the Other Expats podcast was produced by rewordink Studios. The soundtracks are courtesy of Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, Tcharekare Kanyembe, Guifrog, and Burkina Electric. Subscribe to the Other Expats podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Overcast, Pocket Casts and Anchor. You can also connect with us and let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn or send us an email via hello @ otherexpats.com.