Re: [blacktechies] Pattern Matching, the New Jim Crow
Friday, July 11, 2014 4:10 PM
Great article. Your experience sounds like what it is to swim upstream and it can be very dispiriting. However, by sharing it and your successes you not only acknowledge and enlighten but also inspire. It is refreshing to see and hear you in this article and I feel I got to know you more from reading it than from any of our prior encounters.
Recognition and appreciation for genuine talent should be colorblind but I imagine we can let ourselves get too distracted by this not being the case to not keep our eyes on the prize. I need to gratefully stand on the shoulders of those who have had it worse and I think of my parents in this regard. May this remind us that we are not alone and that we should reach out to our allies no matter who they are. Thank you for reaching out and sharing a piece of yourself in this way. I really do appreciate it.