Snippet-a-Day Memoir 02

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What I knew about myself

Humans are strange in that we know some parts of ourselves, and don't seem to know others.

Being a black child with a white mother, there were many things James McBride didn't know about himself as a child, but here is a list of what he did know for sure.

I was a smart kid. I read a lot. I played music well. I went to church. I had what black folks called “good” hair, because it was curly as opposed to nappy. I was light-skinned or brown-skinned, and girls thought I was cute despite my shyness.

The Color of WaterJames McBrideSource
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