My “whitepeoplesaidwhat” moment
I was in middle school orchestra class when this happened. We were having a discussion about a composer who was of Irish descent. The teacher asked who had Irish in their heritage. I raised my hand and the teacher called on me. I started to explain about my granddaddy’s family and the family name. A white guy interrupted me and said something like “You’re black. Your ancestors are from Africa”, completely disregarding my auburn hair and Irish last name.