As a Black woman, I am not allowed to fail.

Or….I am not allowed the opportunity to make mistakes. For example, when the new nominee for the Supreme court, Kentaji Brown Jackson was revealed, her OUTSTANDING qualifications were jeered at or minimized. She has outperformed her peers and she STILL wasn’t perceived as “enough” or “qualified. White men on the other hand receive an automatic grace period to prove themselves. They receive the benefit of the doubt. A synopsis of my feelings can be summed up from this guy on TikTok. Sometimes, our extraordinariness is perceived as threatening or our ordinariness is seen as failure…

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