A teacher. Top writer in BlackLivesMatter, Racism. Writing mainly about covert racism that doesn’t always march down the street. https://banchiinspirations.com.

Here’s a list of reasons.

Racial microaggressions
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I was having a good day teaching my white clients, and bam — I’d been hit with microaggressions that would remind me I’m a black woman working in predominantly white institutions.

  • Is that your real hair?
  • Wow! You’re an amazing teacher. Are you sure you’re from Ethiopia?
  • Your name is…

Black people are looking for the same progression opportunities as our white peers.

A letter to my white boss
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He made me feel guilty for asking for a pay rise.

Worse, he said, “I’ve given you everything you’ve ever wanted”.

I gave classes to his company’s clients for 5 years. I sweated and worked like hell without complaining about the kajillion classes he dumped on my table. I was…

We want to be paid equally as our white peers, doing the same job.

Race and gender pay gaps
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I wailed in a supermarket.

I walked around pushing an almost empty cart, doing the mental calculation of what’s in my basket versus my bank account and what I needed to be able to support my family.

I worked hard. More than my white peers. I spent nights preparing tutorials…

Black women want to be afforded the luxury of being a black woman.

Black women
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I’m tired of not being afforded the luxury of being a black woman.

This happened a week ago:

I was starting a new class in Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates. A few new coworkers and clients were talking about our respective hometowns, our families, and our excitement over our…

Banchiwosen Woldeyesus: Ethiopian Blogger

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