Author and Younger Sister in Youthful Dopeness

In a recent article, Where is My Black Boy’s Joy, I wrote about the pervasiveness of white culture and it’s toxic nature in making small black children doubt themselves and their worth. After I finished the article, I went to my sounding board (my younger sister/best friend/confidant) and just really dug into the turmoil I was feeling at seeing my child having an identity crisis. As my sister and I discussed our hurt and isolation of being the lone…