When Being the Best Is Not Enough

“Black people are taught, ‘Your bar is higher. You have to answer harder questions. And you’re never really, satisfactorily accepted.’ That’s a good motivator as a kid, it makes you run fast. But at some point, it’s exhausting to carry such historical baggage in your daily life.”

Baratunde Thurston to AP’s Sonya Ross, “Some American blacks see race in ‘birther’ questions about Obama”

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