In the midst of the emotional crucible that was the Kavanaugh hearing when I was just about sick to my stomach I said to my husband, “How do people of color manage? How do they survive in a world that constantly dismisses and demeans them, refuses to see them and disregards their pain?” I don’t know if you have the answer, but I do bow to those who are resilient and keep on plugging in the face of this unrelenting dynamic. I can’t even begin to imagine, and I am sorry!

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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