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This post is all about granny panties. You’ve been warned.
“There is a long history of asking African-Americans to endure racism silently; it’s characterized as grace, as strength.” @lesellele (on Twitter). The grace thing is being over- and mis- used. When I worked at EVEREVE (the most racist and abusive work environment I’ve ever experienced), the leadership there kept asking me to be gracious. Melanie Koup (Chief of Stores), Megan Callan (Regional Director), and Megan Tamte (co-CEO) repeatedly placed the grace and patience request on the table. Once, after a customer hit me in the face and knocked my glasses off my body and onto the floor, I reported it…