How do labels affect us on a more personal level?
You’re Black. If you get angry because someone’s an asshole to you, you ask yourself: “Am I being an angry Black woman?” Whereas your White counterpart would be like, “Am I being a bitch?” Yours just has a racial attachment to it. That was the label that was put on to you. It’s what you do with that label, how you use that label, that is what people of color in general have to think about when they want to navigate a life—getting a job, getting that lease, getting a loan, getting that marriage, getting that promotion, getting into the club.