I'm not even Black and I'm exhausted.

Some of these I know the whole racist backstory for and some of them are just absurd. The make-up thing is just weird. I'm the lightest shade humanly possible and I can find make-up so it's not like they're not carrying the other side of the spectrum because there's not enough people to sell it to. Just law of averages, if foundation for me is sold then it is only reasonable to also sell the other extreme. Why NOT go for that market?

As for white female bosses getting after you for bright colours ... unless they intend to fire you for it I hope you can wear those colours. First off, again, super white over here and I look great in bright colours so if they're jealous they only have themselves to blame and secondly I do not buy for a damn second the thing about bright colours hurting their eyes. That's not really a thing.

And as for the rest ... just wow. It sucks that white people pull this bull**** on you and I'm sorry. As usual, I'm disappointed but not surprised.

Doctor of Palaeopathology, rage-prone optimist, stealth berserker, opera enthusiast, and insatiable consumer of academic journals.

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