I'd been in college studying English creative writing and history when I made the decision to join the Marines in the runup to the Iraq war.
I want to keep learning, keep exploring, keep doing more.
As a teenager, my blackness was also questioned by some of the life choices I made that weren't considered to be 'black' choices. For example, joining the swim team when it is a known fact that 'black folk don't swim'; or choosing to become a vegetarian when blacks clearly love chicken.
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