3: ME TALK BLACK ONE DAY
Black on the outside, white on the inside, or so many of us are told that's what we are. What is it like to be the only black kid and to be called on your blackness? What are the life events that lead to this isolation? I'm really happy to bring you this conversation with Dr. (Dr.) Nadine Bowden-Ramos, a very good friend of mine. We cover "the Dubble Doc-tah's" (she's a DVM and has a Ph.D.) beginnings growing up in white suburbia and the struggles one has to endure with being the only black person in school. We then cover what it's like to be released from racial captivity and be reintroduced to black folks. Spoiler alert, both scenarios are really hard. This story is one I've lived and continue to live. There's trouble, discomfort, loneliness, but in the end a strong sense of self that only comes from having your identity questioned on a regular basis. This one's a goodie folks. Enjoy!