Here And Now: The 100th Post

Ladies and gentlemen, this is my 100th post here at the Nerds of Color.

To say I’ve been ecstatic about hitting this milestone would be a vast understatement, as my colleagues will tell you.

So for this special edition post, I wanted to do something special. I’m going to answer some FAQs, share some memories and some behind the scenes shenanigans.

But before I do anything else, I want to take this opportunity to thank the person who all of this possible, Fearless Leader. Though he’s known to some of you as Keith Chow. None of us would be here if it wasn’t for him. He works tirelessly to make the NoC the special place it is. More than that he’s been an amazing leader, friend, mentor and brother and I will forever be grateful for him taking a chance on me and giving me this opportunity.

Also mad love to the rest of the NOC team that welcomed me and made me feel like I joined a family.

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Black Is The New Black

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As someone else stated, the following quote adequately sums up the Trayvon Martin tragedy, “Only in America can a dead black boy go on trial for his own murder.”

It pains me to say this but stories like Trayvon’s are nothing new and I hear about them and have witnessed them my entire life growing up in the South. But when I first read about Trayvon’s murder, there was something about the story that hit me to the core. For the life of me I couldn’t understand why. When I learned about the verdict and recoiled in horror and disgust along with other people of color, that’s when it hit me. For all intents and purposes, when I was 17, I was Trayvon and I’m lucky because in many respects, I should also be dead.

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The 100

 

I cannot believe this is my 100th post. I guess even on the internet time flies when you’re having fun.

Thanks to everyone who has commented and has made this website a success. I look forward to many more posts.

 

-Denny