This piece is my way of responding to the accusations that a lot of minoritized peoples receive. Too often, they are asked to explain why they are offered an amazing opportunity. They do not owe anyone an explanation as to why they were chosen any more than their white counterparts would. It takes away from the joy of their success and can motivate them to avoid opportunities for success in the future.
"It’s Not Because I’m Black,"
New and Dangerous Ideas: Vol. 1
, Article 14.
Available at: https://docs.rwu.edu/nadi/vol1/iss1/14