“There was a meeting and we were talking about the interdependence of systems and one of the men on the video call said, ‘Oh, it’s like a master and a slave.’
And I looked up—often times I’m the only Black woman in these rooms.
And that day, I was not only the only Black person but the only Black woman.
People thought it was the funniest thing because the man who initially said it turned red.
The intent is to identify the comfort level at which White men traverse life that they can say something and don’t think that it has consequences.”