That morning, like every morning, the first decision he made regarded his Blackness. His skin was a deep, constant brown. In public, when people could actually see him, it was impossible to get his Blackness down to anywhere near a 1.5. If he wore a tie, wing-tipped shoes, smiled constantly, used his indoor voice, and kept his hands strapped and calm at his sides, he could get his Blackness as low as 4.0.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Witte mensen staan niet op met het idee dat hun huidskleur ertoe doet. Dat maakt niet dat huidskleur er niet toe doet.