I have been making some keen observations since embarking on my quest to conquer the corporate world and the reality is that every day as I drop into meetings like a ‘black pepper among a bed of salt’. While the perception may exist that the peppers in societies are making it up the corporate food chain, the reality is that darkies work twice as hard to half the distance. The most distressing thing that I've found is that once the "Other" manages to see you for the asset that you are (capable etc) it doesn't change their perceptions of darkies at all. To them, we are exceptions to darkidom and not representative of the rest of our people. What are your experiences?