As cliché and overused as the term "new year, new me" is, there are plenty of people who need to use it in the upcoming year.
As if the dozens of black men and women unjustly gunned down by police wasn't enough to cope with, there were too many times this year when the black existence and black culture was belittled in nuanced ways.
Public figures made offensive remarks, celebs used appropriation as an accessory and white people believed their tears and complaints against black people would solve America's race issue. As we all try to come up with our New Year's resolutions, let this list of 11 absurd moments serve as a guide and a gentle reminder of the things we don't need to let happen in 2016.
Now, can we mark these as lessons learned?
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