I am black and I hang around white people. I live in a mostly white town but now that I’m starting high school there’s more black people at school and they don’t like me because I hang out with white people and do white things and talk “white.” It bugs me soo much!!
As much as they don’t seem to want to get to know the real you, their ideas about your “white” behavior might have them convinced that you’re not interested in them either.
If you decide on the active approach, maybe set a couple of goals–such as having a casual conversation with someone or even just saying “hi.” Is there a group, team or club that might put you in closer touch if you joined or at least checked it out?
Meanwhile, you might want to check out some of gURL’s resources on issues like this.