10. They only want to party on their side of town.
Although some people will come to Philly to work or even go to school, unfamiliar neighborhoods at night are a no-no. It’s like they believe when the sun goes does down certain neighborhoods turn in to a free for all with rapists running wild and daily gang wars. Some neighborhoods aren’t safe, but crime can happen anywhere and real friends will trust that you would never lead them somewhere where their lives are at risk. If they don’t feel comfortable with where you come from, then on some level they’re not really comfortable with you.
What are some challenges you face with having white friends?
Toya Sharee is a community health educator and parenting education coordinator who has a passion for helping young women build their self-esteem and make well-informed choices about their sexual health. She also advocates for women’s reproductive rights and blogs about everything from beauty to love and relationships. Follow her on Twitter @TheTrueTSharee or visit her blog Bullets and Blessings .