This is what Oh No a WoC PhD has to say about those rare circles. She's a black person and we are hispanics, you know what I mean:
I learned this week while doing the academic rounds, that I have finally learned to be quiet far too late in life, that I unlearned bravado just when I needed it most, and that if I do not put the books and the writing down regularly from now and repractice academese . . . Oh and of course, I also learned that no amount of sinking myself into my work makes me any less ready to bond with disenfranchised students and support them in an effort to get the revolutionary act of being respected as scholars of color accomplished.