What it’s actually like to be a Black employee at a tech company
Mark S. Luckie
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Funny how we grow up being “the only” in many situations, oftentimes ignored or mistreated because of that designation. When we mature and determine for ourselves that we no longer wish to be “the only”, but want to be among those who look like we do, we get chastised for opting out of “the only-ism”. We are shoved into the situation and almost always learn and grow from all of the challenges we face, but I’m not certain the same can be said for those in the majority who see us come and go and wonder only if they can have my stapler.

Great piece of writing — thanks.