“But, where do you really come from?’

I too have been asked this question and I’ve had to discern the person’s motives.

My first response is often Birmingham – Hamstead. If they possess (as they often do) I say, “I’m British, I was born here. My parents were born in Jamaica.”

The conversation often doesn’t stop there. It can often continue with me legitimising my “Britishness” 🤦🏾‍♀️

The crazy thing is, my pre-teen children have had similar conversations 🙁

Let’s educate our children on how to have healthy conversations about skin colour.

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