I’m so sick of being seen as “the angry black girl”.Shit it’s like we can’t ever comfortably express our emotions whenever we’re upset or feeling some type of way because people will claim that we are “angry”. I have an Asian friend who thinks this shit is cute, he’ll call me angry when I try to express my perspective on certain issues, when I’m irritated with something, or sometimes he just takes the things I say out of context and decides to label me as angry. Why do I have to be angry for showing emotion? Why do I have to be angry because I’m not afraid to speak out about something that upsets me? Sometimes I can’t even joke around with him or other people without them commenting some bullshit. They’ll claim it’s my tone of voice or how I word things. I even have a lot of people tell me that I “just look naturally angry”, what is that even supposed to mean? The funny thing is that there is a white girl in my friend group who is actually a real life bitch and can be very rude, but when she acts out nobody says anything about her. It used to not bother me at first, but I’ve been seeing this consistent pattern of people(mostly non-black) saying this to me and quite frankly if I wasn’t really upset before they make the comment, that is what really sets me off. Being a black girl is just so tiring sometimes and I hate feeling like I’m walking on eggshells because stupid people want to interpret my attitude the wrong way.