And let me also say that being the only black person in the room is a lonely thing. When you are in a meeting with only white people, they can feel comfortable because wherever they look, they see themselves represented. When you are the lone black person in the room, you don’t have that same comfort. It can sometimes feel overwhelming to be in the minority, to be the only person that sticks out, the only person that is different. And while I may have accepted to be the only black person in the room in the past, now I can no longer do so.
Rebecca Stevens A.