My Husband is Either Too Black or Not Black Enough

Black Americans are all too often denied their complexity

Kerala Taylor
Momentum
Published in
5 min readFeb 8, 2022

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In my 20s, I dated a man who grew up Mormon in Salt Lake City. He was in the Boy Scouts, adored Star Wars, and played football in high school. When he came of age in the 1990s, he loved listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers. His mother worked for the state and his stepdad, a retired…

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Kerala Taylor
Momentum

Award-winning writer. Interrupting notions of what it means to be a mother, woman, worker, and wife. Subscribe: https://keralataylor.substack.com