Singer Solange Knowles has published a powerful essay on her site, about the frequent discomfort people of colour feel when their behaviour is “othered” in public. The piece was inspired by an incident at a New Orleans Kraftwerk concert, at which she says “four older white women” yelled at her to “sit down” while she was dancing and eventually threw a lime at her.

Solange tweeted her account of the event on Twitter, and although a bunch of tweets have since been deleted (but can be read here), her essay stands alone as an impactful account of “why many black people are uncomfortable being in predominately white spaces.” Read more…

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Solange pens a stirring essay on being black in ‘white spaces’