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I Don’t Look Black, but I’m 100% Black Excellence. Any Questions?

You can question my Blackness, but I know where I come from

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II wear a “Black excellence” wristband most days, and if I got a dollar every time someone asked me one grating question, I wouldn’t need to work two jobs right now: “But are you Black?”

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Jonathan Fisk

Jonathan Fisk

Boricua/Taíno via LBC | PhD student in NREM, UH Manoa | B.S. & M.S. in Earth Systems, Stanford ’17 | financially support at https://cash.me/$Fisky