Racial tension has intensified in recent years, both online and in the real world. Articles bearing headlines about police brutality and immigration have become commonplace. How do journalists of color (JOC) choose between maintaining their humanity while also making a living in predominately white newsrooms? This dilemma comes to the forefront when JOCs are assigned to cover traumatic stories that occur in their cultural communities. How does this impact the mental health of JOCs and to what extent? Tyler Tynes, a staff writer at SB Nation covering the intersection of race and politics in the world of sports, shares his thoughts on this very issue.