The Only Black Woman In The Office: 'I Am The Only One -- Again'


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"I am the only one. Again," the young black woman says, staring straight into the camera. And so begins a new, fictional web series about a black woman named Racey Jones working in an all-white office in corporate America, circa 2012.

The first episode of the "The Unwritten Rules" shows Jones trying to shrug off race-tinged comments from blonde co-workers: "I love your hair. It's....so whimsical," one says. Another, upon learning that Jones attended Brown University, declares how nice it is that she received a scholarship.

While TV shows like "The Office" and "30 Rock" will sometimes poke light-hearted fun at white people's ignorance and insensitivity to black co-workers, it's still rare on television to see such scenes depicted so candidly from the black person's point of view. Indeed, this season's hit series, HBO's "Girls," has come in for heavy criticism for failing to include a black character.