I’m Losing Tons of Friends Fighting Racism. And I’m Totally OK with that.
Dual-Identity, Double Conscience
As an Afro-American man in this nation called the United States, it is a known fact that at the professional level one must possess a dual-identity. I don’t know too much about everyone else, but for me in these trying times maintaining such a thing is driving me to the brink of insanity. Professional black man by day, abolitionist writer/speaker by night, there is a severe conflict within myself. All of the micro-aggressions suffered at work. All of the near-blatant racist ideas uttered by my colleagues. How am I supposed to soak up, the notion for example, that a guy that I had Christmas dinner with would plow through a set of protesters with his 2010 Mustang?
This is how racism works: you can have friends, people who hold you dear even, have outright racist ideologies towards your skin tone. You can have girlfriends, boyfriends and…
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