This is a preview of SHK 's upcming memoir Trainwreck: Un-Edited to be released 18 July 2017 to bookstores in North America.
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At home, I, felt out of place. My blackness (or in this case my “colored-ness” felt out of place (or lack thereof cultural acknowledgment I should say) made things extremely awkward at times. I was never allowed to witness “black things”; things people of color would do, wear my hair a certain way.
It was forbidden. By all means, I, was raised as a white boy; to live like a white boy, to talk like a white boy, and essentially become one. But it wasn’t until I would enter the 4th grade that I had discovered a mental epiphany: I was a colored person a...