Thought #4: American Boy 

Recently, I had an interesting discussion with a teacher about race. She was recounting a conversation she had had with a student of hers about the “typical American boy.” The way the girl was referring to this type of boy was resounding. And many may conjure an image such as this: 

  • Tall, blond, light colored eyes, handsome af, tough, white
  • Smart, chivalrous, parents love him, white 
  • Sporty, football, varsity, white 

But I’m not blaming or accusing anyone. These were adjectives came up with, of how imagine an “American boy.” 

And I thought to myself, I need to change my mindset.  

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