Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.
Sample Book Insights:
#1 I remember being seven years old, checking out books with my mother, and having the librarian ask me if my name was really Austin. I realized that white people thought my name was strange.
#2 I had gotten used to white people assuming that I was male. They would always call me by my male name, and when I answered the librarian’s question about my little library card, she didn’t believe me.
#3 It can be comical how white people seem to be shocked and excited to hire a black person, only to be disappointed when they realize the black person will not fit in with their culture.
#4 It is exhausting being the only person of color in an organization, bearing the weight of all your white co-workers’ questions about Blackness. It is exhausting to constantly be hypervisible because of your skin, but for your needs to be completely invisible to those around you.