It all started in the United States, with some wry inside jokes about life in African-American families. They were posted on social media networks with the hashtag Growing Up Black. It's a phrase that has been around for at least six years, but it appears to have caught on again this week. The hashtag has now been mentioned more than 1.5 million times on Twitter and thousands more times on Instagram and elsewhere. For the most part it was African-Americans joking about their racial identity…

What's it like to grow up black, white, Mexican, Nigerian, Bengali....

Fix that attitude before I fix it for you.

The face your mom would make ANY time you ask for something in the store:

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Growing up black, having cups from fast food joints in the cabinet. Anybody remember the flintstone glasses mc Donalds used to have?

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"I got style, body and shine. The look that's to-ta-lly all mine. Hair so soft silky and Free (said with sum attitude). That cassette tho!

Growing up Mexican

So true! Sometimes my mom even talks for like a whole hour and I'm just like let's leave all ready!