The standard by which my ‘archetypal blackness’ is accessed, is in the hands of every person who contributes to these stereotypes. Black and White. By refusing to negatively exaggerate what has been, for me, a predominantly positive experience in business and life, I am refusing victimization. Let me be clear: I am not claiming that racism does not exist. Yet, the constant retelling of the Black struggle to success has really become a problem because it masterfully serves a ‘click bait’ culture that shares sensationalism like wildfire, but isn’t doing much to tangibly benefit Black founders.