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Sofia Richie on Her Racial Identity: "People Don’t Really Know That I’m Black”

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Sofia Richie opened up during an interview with Complex — she covers the magazine's Dec/Jan issue — and made a surprising confession about her racial identity, and how those around her perceive her.

“I’m very light, so some people don’t really know that I’m black,” the aspiring model told Complex. “I’ve been in situations where people will say something kind of racist and I’ll step in and they’ll be like, ‘Oh, well, you’re light.’ That still doesn’t cut it, buddy. It’s 2016 — you better get your s--t together before you get slapped out here.”

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The 18-year-old is shared by parents Lionel Richie and Diana Alexander Richie, and she's a younger sister to Nicole. Sofia was thrusted into the spotlight after reportedly dating Justin Bieber over the summer; they split less than a month after dating rumors swirled.

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