kenan thompson

Nailed. It.

For being one of 5 black kids in your graduating class.

For the person who always has to do a presentation on Kwanzaa.

For the person who has to read the “I Have a Dream” speech or expected to know every word to The Black National Anthem.

For the person who constantly has to stand up for the importance of Black History Month.

For constantly having to show there are more successful black people outside of Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and Oprah.

For the person who has to defend their minor in African American Studies.

For the person that has to not flip a desk at the semi-racist joke at work.

For the teacher that has to put together the Black History Month assembly or the music teacher expected to have a jazz band ready to go in February…”If not we’ll just play some African music” (real life)

For being told…”Wow. You really are articulate.” or the kiss of death “So well spoken!”  (Yes, this is still a statement people make!)

For the person that has heard “I’m not being racist but…” too many damn times.

This is for you…

Nailed it! …Good work Saturday Night Live! 🙂

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