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A White Woman Reads Letters From Women Of Color Who Want You To Stop Calling Them Exotic

I've had it happen. A lovely person tries to say something nice, giving me "the compliment that wasn't." Don't be that person. Here's a quick primer on what's cool and what's really really not.

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In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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