Tanner Colby

'Some of My Best Friends Are Black' author, Tanner Colby

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you’re from southern Louisiana, the descendant of sharecroppers and let’s describe your skin tone as ‘tawny,’ did it ever occur to you, that you might be Black?

TC: It’s entirely possible. There are lots of [Black] people in Southern Louisiana who have lighter skin than me. I haven’t done it yet, but I’ve been meaning to do one of those DNA tests. Wouldn’t that be the ultimate irony?

EBONY: Yeah, that would be pretty funny. The white guy with no Black friends is Black! But you do have Black friends now, don’t you?

TC: Yes, I do.