Words are living things, they have personalities, points of view, and an agenda.

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I am biracial (half Irish / half black) — I proudly embrace both. However, I grew up with my Irish mother as the sole provider and role model for me and my brother. My black father was never in the picture after my birth. So, for the first seven years of my life, I didn’t notice color and it never dawned on me that there actually existed a faction of…