Shauna Cole for EDIT magazine, Volume 15
The Intersection Of Black & White
by Shauna Cole
It is a Monday morning in the lunchroom. Carol has just returned from her tropical vacation. She is tanned, looking relaxed, as she reminisces about the trip. Carol is in her mid-thirties. She’s a beautiful, fair-skinned white woman with long blonde hair. I look nothing like her. My skin is darker and so is my hair. Carol is smart, keen and ambitious. She runs an entire department of this company. I like her, respect her and look up to her.
In the midst of our weekday-morning coffee ritual, Carol says something that makes me want to pour my hot, dark roast coffee onto her crisp, light-pink blouse.