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The Only

People will always see us for what they want to. As the only woman in my department, and the only person under 50, I get so much shit it’s unbelievable.  We’re just doing our best to enjoy working from home … Continue reading

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Mistaken Identity

People sometimes say it is class, not race, that is an issue. But if you are Black, it doesn’t matter if you are richer, smarter, more polished. That hasn’t prevented a future president from being mistaken for a waiter, or … Continue reading

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Depressed While Black

Nibokum used to think depression was a “white person’s disease.” she says “My mom raised us to believe that Black people are strong; we don’t get depression. And prayer is how we cope – not therapy or medication. Then , … Continue reading

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Systemic Problem

I see conservative friends of mine take issue with generalizations being leveled against all police, and they speak about what they see as the erosion of individual responsibility. It’s difficult for them to recognize that this is truly a systemic … Continue reading

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Gatekeeping

There’s a lot of gatekeeping in the tech industry, but the industry needs ­people from all backgrounds. So don’t let that gatekeeping make you feel like this is a thing you cannot do. It’s important to find your support systems, … Continue reading

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