Another great piece. I am never afraid to be the only, it’s tiring and uncomfortable though. I can handle anything, but we are left to figure out who are allies in a room. It’s hard. Especially living in today’s landscape. Black people are always expected to “ come” to white spaces where they are comfortable. Many White people never give any consideration of us being the only one in a room. Nor do they give any thoughts to crossing the color line and making themselves uncomfortable in an effort to experience our world.
As long as White people maintain power and Supremacy, we will be uncomfortable in White spaces. It’s a form of power they have yet to come to terms with. Your self awareness is key Sam. Great job. Be comfortable.