Today I had an interview for an internship position with an environmental non-profit that I’m really interested in. The interview went really well, the place seems great and I’m heaps excited about joining the team next semester. But several times during the interview the guy kept exclaiming about how articulate I was. And whenever someone calls me “articulate” or “well-spoken” I always have to wonder whether or not there is an unspoken “for a black girl” hidden just beneath their words.
And then I don’t know whether I should be flattered or offended.