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“Being Black” is more than just the socially constructed race you are assigned. In many ways, Blackness exists alongside culture. If you travel, then it becomes quite clear that while Blackness is diverse and so are the cultures it operates within, there are also some similarities that almost all Black people can relate to, regardless of which “Black” they are.

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Whether it’s how your parents disciplined you, or the relationship with your siblings, or how you eat specific foods, Black people around the world can mostly attest to being raised in the same or similar ways. Check out the following videos and see if you relate to any of the following!

1. “Pregnancy Prank”

2. “Jamaican Moms Be Like”

3. “What African Parents Do When You’re Sick”

4. “When You Get Your Report Card”

5. “Why We’re Always Late”


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