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Mostly I have remained quiet about #twitter verification and (what I like to call) Black physician #verifygate.

Partly because I'd like to believe that verification starts with how we feel about ourselves.

But I'll also admit it's a form of self-protection.

You know? Image
I also think of how, historically, there are so many examples of successful people who look like me who do or don't get the metaphorical blue check for their work.

So you say the thing we always say:

"You don't verify me. My community verifies me."

Right? Right.
But then, if you have enough time, it creeps into your thoughts. And, even if it doesn't really mean anything, you think about it.

You know?

And listen. Since I'm generally not a person who likes to be upset, I will instead shape this into a case.

Okay? Cool.
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