The Frustrating, Awkward Dance of Being the Only Brown Person in the Office

When you weren’t looking your co-workers made ‘Encylopedia Latinica’ part of your job description

Omar L. Gallaga
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6 min readDec 12, 2019

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One of my proudest life achievements was not getting fired in my 21 years as a journalist.

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Omar L. Gallaga
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Tech culture writer and podcaster, now freelancing in Texas. Bylines: Washington Post, WSJ, CNN, NPR, Wired, Texas Monthly. Here for all your wordy needs.