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Things Men Have Said To Me (#12)

I’ve always been very fair-skinned, quite the pale gal. In high school, I participated in a fundraiser slave auction (we can debate the wisdom and political correctness of the event another day). The auctioneer, a black guy and fellow student who I didn’t know, had this to say to the bidders when it was my turn on the “block.”

HIM: “She ain’t got much of a suntan, but she sure is good-looking!”