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Shit Bougie Black People Love: 28. Full Beards

Bougie Black Girls swoon at just the thought of impeccably bearded Black men with degrees and apartments with updated appliances, while Bougie Black Guys -- well, the Bougie Black Guys actually able to grow full beards -- will happily volunteer the make and model of the clippers they keep in their dashboards and attaches.

Motherhood, Art, And Police Brutality

I am the mother of a Black baby who will grow into a tall, large Black man; the kind of man the police fear and profile. And, sometimes, murder. This is painful to write, acknowledge, consider. It haunts me so much that I have thought more than once about leaving America.