where the writers are

Claire Francis's Writings

Article
Feb.18.2012
    Please Note: I have no prejudices. I simply find nothing wrong with people claiming their identity. This piece was featured in marlo, in 2003... Why is it that to certain black people, some of us don’t fit the code? Apparently, there’s a particular way we must dress, speak, and act – and if we should fall short of these standards, we‘re somehow...
Article
Sep.09.2010
Why is it that to certain black people, some of us don’t fit the code? Apparently, there’s a particular way we must dress, speak, and act – and if we should fall short of these standards, we‘re somehow not “the real thing".  It didn’t occur to me that I was an outsider until my last day with Tasha, an old roommate. It was quite a rude awakening. I was...