24 Apr I once worked for a company as the only black woman in the office. I was sitting in my cubicle while two of my white female colleagues stood by my desk and one of them said with a hint of disgust, "I heard about that story on the news. White people don't do stuff like that. Only they do." REALLY?. 22 Apr I was the only black woman – the only black person – in this office. There was an immediate reaction to me saying the word “black”. The office instantly felt awkward, uncomfortable even. As if I had said a racist slur. And I get it: racial terminology can be daunting for white people. But just so we're clear, I am. 28 Apr "The customers are eating and they happen to be white customers only, and I am an African-American.”.