Some of the most uncomfortable situations come from being the odd man out. The one black person in class or in any group is difficult for more reasons than you think.
There are probably other ethnic groups that could describe their awkward moments from their unique perspective, but it’s our turn right now. The picture above is an instance that a lot of us can connect with, but BuzzFeed managed to find a complete list of 27 reasons why being the only black person is awkward in several different in “27 Things You Had To Deal With As The Only Black Kid In Your Class”.
We chose five of those moments as our top picks. That was the first, the second, when someone tells you you’re so articulate as a compliment.
The third, at school, you become the “go-to negro” and become the authority for all things black.
The fourth, everyone assumes you’re a great basketball player.
The fifth, black women, with all their hair issues, have to contend with folks touching their hair or wanting to touch their hair.
Check out the list here. You know fried chicken is on it! But, also check out the video below. One comedian took it upon himself to introduce white folks at a ski resort in Colorado to a black person.