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Normalized racism exists in Oklahoma, and elsewhere

LA Times - Naome Kadira walks with the practiced gait of a beauty pageant veteran, which she is, and speaks the language of the social justice activist — validation, micro-aggression, othering.

But the University of Oklahoma junior with the red streak in her hair wasn't always so self-assured.

There were darker times, especially in her freshman year, Kadira said, when she never felt so different and so alone.

It's part of the black experience at the university, Kadira said, a notion that you're always outnumbered and out of place, forever identified by the color of your skin.  Read more.

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