How To Become A Token

“The whole point of being a token is that you exchange your rage at inequality for the respect and admiration of your peers.” ― Jacob Tobia

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You hold the most dangerous contagion known to modern man — the belief that things can change.

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“We can’t just find a token black can we?”

They will say: Assimilation is the assignment. Be realistic. Find a way and tough it out.

And then you will know how they survived. Not by confronting injustice, but by putting a ring on it.

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The easiest way to tell the difference between a token and a treasure is not how they look but where they are used. Tokens always have conditional acceptance.

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Learning, leading & writing about courageous transformation while undergoing one of my own. Believer. Father. Husband.

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Adrian D. Parker

Learning, leading & writing about courageous transformation while undergoing one of my own. Believer. Father. Husband.