Ever Heard Someone Say This Offensive Phrase To A Black Person? Tell Them To 'Try This Instead.'

Sometimes what you think sounds like a compliment is really a big ol' insult. Once, in college, my best friend accidentally told a girl she liked the pattern of her coat because she liked tacky things.

I know, Nene. That girl gave us side-eye the rest of the semester.

But sometimes offensive comments can pertain to something much deeper than our clothing. Here's some advice: Try this instead.

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