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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.

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

Veteran Chicago radio personality "Ramblin' Ray" Stevens was driving in his car two weeks ago when he passed Braxton Mayes, 20, several times.

"I was on my way home from work Friday and saw a young man walking down Kirk Road," Stevens later recalled. "I dropped my friend off at the studio I work out of and headed home. This young man was still walking. So I drove around the block and asked him if he needed a ride."

"In our town, we help people out," Stevens said.

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