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In school social circles I always find myself The Token Black Guy I thought of this term for my role after viewing an episode of Scrubs on TV I started thinking about the small number of black students at my school It is something I have always turned a blind eye to Ive never really been bothered about being the only black friend most of my friends have But at times it leads me to some stressful conclusions I realize that I in a way represent the entire black community to them as they get to know me and see my strengths and weaknesses It is one of the things that keeps me motivated Perhaps I want people to see only the best in us or perhaps it is something deeper I have never had problems with people because they were white There have been however those whove had problems with me because Im black Sometimes its very subtle because I am black I must listen to rap music play basketball or use a lot of slang In truth my parents make fun of me for using a lot of big words Im terrible at sports and usually listen to classical music Other times however it is more overt People come up to me using slang and gestures typical of urban African-American youth and expect me to reciprocate Its gone so far as for white kids to think they can use the n word around me This does more than make me angry it makes me question my identity Modern culture especially that perpetuated on MTV has given many suburban white kids the idea that they are oppressed by some business-like aristocracy That may be true in a way but in another it is puzzling that the reaction has been for many middle-class Caucasian youth to adopt black culture as their own
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