We're under a microscope, so, our "normal" transgressions are colored, no pun intended, and received differently.

A White person gets drunk at the happy hour after work and it's "oh, Tim was just having fun!" I know so many Black people who don't even want to go to that function but don't want to be singled out for "not being a team player" and wouldn't dare dream of being drunk at such a setting lest they face the consequences of office politics after that carefree night out.

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Garfield Hylton

Garfield Hylton

Medium Creator Fellow. Award-winning TV news journalist. Freelance writer. Mad question asker.

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