(good) black don't crack

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(good) black don't crack

cliché A phrase used to indicate the phenomenon that black people tend not to show the effects of aging, especially in their skin, compared to other ethnicities. A: "Goodness, I would never have guessed that she was your mother—I thought for sure she was your sister!" B: "I know, she doesn't look a day over 30, does she? I'm telling you, black don't crack!" A: "Grandma, you're really 75? I don't believe it!" B: "Believe it, child. Good black don't crack!"
See also: black, crack
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