"Racial impostor syndrome" is definitely a thing for many people. We hear from biracial and multi-ethnic listeners who connect with feeling "fake" or inauthentic in some part of their racial or ethnic heritage.
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In 2008, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid referenced then-presidential candidate Barack Obama as a "light-skinned" African-American "with no negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
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