Reply to "What is your first race-based memory?"

A baby of Guyana, South America - the people around were mainly black and indians. My mother was one of the closest to whites I was familiar with - she is of mixed race [white and black]. I was called 'dougla' because I look like a child of an east indian and black mix. I knew I was black like most around, naturally.. I also knew that my features were always being questioned. I was told many stories if slaves and the strength of my race... and as long as i can remember - I loved being black - I wear my afro proudly and any white folk who encounters me can sense my pride...
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