I Am Racist and So Are You

  |  Topic: Culture, Editor Picks, Identity, Personal, Race/Ethnicity, VOX Investigates
Written By: Sharah Hutson
internalized racism

When I learned that I would be attending a college where 75.9 percent of the student body is composed of white people, I immediately found myself anxious about whether my blackness would be accepted. I shaved off my hair, telling people “I just want a new start.” But I really did it because I did not want to face the awkward looks in the dorm’s bathroom.