An Anti-Racism Inflection Point

Reflecting on the origin of my stance on discrimination

Hello friends,

As a Black woman there have been several inflection points in my anti-racism and anti-discrimination journey. I was reminded of this recently when a friend said her child had experienced racism and wanted to hide from the world. I remember my own early experience and I can see why the child felt that way.

But it made me reflect on a more enduring iteration of race based trauma when I was faced with racism day in, day out. It happened to me when I was living in France. And having just left the Caribbean, where most people looked like me, I was totally unprepared for it.

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