Being a Black Alien in South Korea is Easier than Being a Black Alien at Home

A piece written for Matador Network.

I ALMOST LOST A BRAID from my head once, while waiting in line at a department store in Jecheon, South Korea. An older woman behind me had reached across her shopping cart to hold one of my extensions in her hand, but she didn’t let go when I moved forward to put my toothpaste on the conveyor.

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