a digital inquiry

I never thought my biggest internal dilemma would be differentiating humility, not from arrogance, but impostor Syndrome. Instilled in our being as brown skinned, black skinned individuals in a white country which provides us far from equality, we are met with spaces of work, academia, and overall existence which are commonly foreign to us. It is not very often that we are provided support to thrive; speak up, and be the geniuses we very well may be, or in fact are. I never anticipated that this would be an issue I would come to face. My immigrant parents cannot comprehend the fact that I suffer from it, claiming that I shouldn’thave it, just because I was born here. Yeah… and Black Americans were born here as well, so why do I get to get off of the hook? I look just like them.