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What I’m continuing to learn is that knowledge truly is power. White folks hoard knowledge within their circles, rewarding themselves for the goals they manufacture and punish us for not knowing what we don’t know. This is to say, you not knowing what you don’t know isn’t your fault. Keep pushing and looking for folks who are willing to share information. Knowledge is power.

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Amen! Black people do the exact opposite of this. We get knowledge and keep it to ourselves because we don’t want everyone to know. That, or the new trend of trying to sell “expertise” on the shade room. Your network is your net worth. Get friends that have sense, learn from them and teach them too.

If you find yourself not wanting to share how you make extra cash with your friends, where you got clothing items from, how you got your job, or other tips on how to level up.

Look in the mirror

Point at yourself

And say, I am a demon from the pits of hell sent here to oppress others, inspire jealousy and envy, and to ultimately only reach a maximum ceiling in my life

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I feel like I have been blackballed for being “uppetity negro” to silence everyone else... so I am on the marker for new opportunities. My experience and expertise is unparalleled.

This is one of the truest lessons I've learned in corporate America. There's a different language you must speak but no one has ever taught it to you.

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Exactly; I highly encourage black people who’ve gotten to management positions to seek out black talent that is purposely being left behind. Yes, it’s more work than your white peers have to do but to advance our people we need to consciously look out for them on a daily basis. I know I will.

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I talk about this non-stop! Had this convo with my mother and she tired to argue AGAINST me about my point that we are truly victims of not knowing what we don’t know. Had me furious and made me want to slap my own damn mama haha. But she doesn’t get it b/c she was not in these spaces

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