- Michaela Angela Davis: Some whites have a narrow idea of what a black person is supposed to look like
- When I was in kindergarten, my white friend's mother told me to leave her house after she found out that I was black, she writes
Michaela Angela Davis, a writer and activist, is the creator and owner of MAD FREE conversation project and was the executive fashion, beauty and culture editor at Essence, editor-in-chief of Honey magazine and fashion director for Vibe magazine. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own. This is part of "The first time I realized I was black" series.
(CNN)I remember when I first learned I was black, or more accurately, I will never forget the first time someone else learned I was black.
In "The Souls of Black Folk," W.E.B. Du Bois talks about the first time he realized his skin color made him different. We asked celebrities, CNN anchors and reporters, and others to tell us when they first realized that being black affected how people treated them. Share your own story with #realizediwasblack