I drink coffee every morning. I would describe myself very heartily as a "coffee person." I have a big ol’ mug of coffee every morning. It's wonderful.
Not once, neither before or after I add half and half, have I looked at my morning beverage, my glorious infusion of caffeine, and thought, "Oh, I know people who are that color."
My coffee does not ever make me immediately think of people of color. Ever. Mostly it makes me think, "I am so ready to be awake."
Yet all too often this is a default description for people of color ...
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