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Do You Need to Make a Grand Announcement About Your Race?

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SO…Recently, I brought up the fact that I am Black when I was speaking with Penelope Trunk and that I had taken all racially identifying items off my resume to make sure I had a level playing field. She was a little speechless but awesome about it. I just shocked her world a little because she had to change her mental picture of me in her head. She didn’t realize I am Black. She even started a discussion on Brazen Careerist about it and this comment comes up:

“This girl is so convinced that race will cut her chances that she didn’t even let Penelope, her mentor, know that she’s black.”

I guess I don’t understand WHY I should be forced to have some grand “announcement” that I’m Black. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Regina

April 18th, 2010 at 8:09 pm