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Black Guy In The Office

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The Only Black Guy in the Office

Stimmy envy is too real

Illustration of a man working at a computer daydreaming of being a rich man lying on a big check.
Illustration of a man working at a computer daydreaming of being a rich man lying on a big check.
Illustration: Michael Kennedy for LEVEL


The Only Black Guy in the Office

Once upon a time, I wasn’t the only Black guy in the office

A Black person with very short hair standing with their back to us with their hands on their hips. They’re facing an office populated with all Black coworkers. Large glass windows show a partly cloudy sky.
A Black person with very short hair standing with their back to us with their hands on their hips. They’re facing an office populated with all Black coworkers. Large glass windows show a partly cloudy sky.
Illustrated by Michael Kennedy for Level


LEVEL’s own The Only Black Guy in the Office sounds off on the latest in corporate America–related news in a brand-new column


THE ONLY BLACK GUY IN THE OFFICE

Yes, they’re basically indentured servitude, but that doesn’t mean we should shame students who pursue them

Illustration: Michael Kennedy for LEVEL


THE ONLY BLACK GUY IN THE OFFICE

Sure, you wish them well—but navigating the aftershocks is tricky at non-diverse companies

Illustration: Michael Kennedy


THE ONLY BLACK GUY IN THE OFFICE

My interviews these days have a few more curveballs

Illustration: Michael Kennedy


The Only Black Guy in the Office

When keeping it real goes right

Illustration by Michael Kennedy for LEVEL


The Only Black Guy in the Office

You may not be in person, but you’ve still gotta come correct

Illustration by Michael Kennedy for LEVEL


THE ONLY BLACK GUY IN THE OFFICE

And forward this to the whole damn company while you’re at it

Illustration: Michael Kennedy


THE ONLY BLACK GUY IN THE OFFICE

Kamala Harris’ appointment to Madam Vice President hits differently for Black college grads like me

Illustration: Michael Kennedy

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