Brown skin isn’t a measure of my intelligence

me-in-seannaOctavia,
Dallas, TX.

I have been to over forty six job interviews since I moved to Dallas. There is a look that white people give you when they realize that the person that they thought so highly of over the phone is a black woman. I have had people tell me all the reasons why I don’t want the job. I was a perfect fix for the company when you heard my voice over the phone, but now the job is too……. As if being black inherently makes me ignorant.

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