It can be a sticky situation when you find yourself being the only black person. It’s a big responsibility because all of the sudden not only are you representing yourself, but YOU ARE REPRESENTING BLACK PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD! I've wondered what experiences others were navigating) being the only black person? How did they approach a white person calling them the N word or if a white woman wanted to touch their hair and all eyes are on you and all the other subtle stories that happen in between?
“The Black Kid Table” is a series where black people share their experiences of being the only black person, as well as tips and reflections to other blacks on navigating blackness within social and work environments. I invited subjects into my home to share their stories as well as allow others to record themselves, and submit videos to me through file sharing sites.
BTW If you are interested in sharing your only black person story please send me an email, I would love to include you!