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So, no one thought I was capable of writing a 10K cover story...until someone gave me the opportunity to do it. And until someone gave me the opportunity to do it, I had never written a 10K cover story. No matter WHO'S writing these they take A LOT of work, editing, rewriting.
It is not, clearly, that white men are disproportionately the ones who can write a 10K cover, but it is certainly true that far too many people always assume white men are the most capable even when they write shitty-ass 10K cover stories.
Literally, the difference between Nikole Hannah-Jones the beat reporter who could barely get on the front-page of a regional newspaper and the Nikole Hannah-Jones who could write a 10K-word story for a national magazine was about 12 months and someone believing I was capable.
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