Race, racism and marginalisation

Nim Njuguna reflects on the question: ‘How does it feel to be the only Black person at a weekend event?’

We were standing at the platform waiting for a train after a weekend workshop when a Friend posed this question. ‘I am used to it’, I assured her and added: ‘It happens so frequently that I have come to expect it’. As the train was fast approaching and we were not sharing a compartment, we left it at that. I would have liked to further explain that when I said ‘I was used to it’ this was in a manner of resignation and the acceptance of something that was undesirable but inevitable.

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