They Pretend To Be Us While Pretending We Don’t Exist

Posted: September 10, 2016 in Welcome

a society that will never allow white people to think that because they are white, they won’t succeed.

Your pain is unexceptional and does not matter until a white man feels it too.

My imagination and my talents were framed again and again as too limited, too provincial, too tethered to my identity.

White people don’t like it when we don’t do well and they don’t like it when we do. But most of all, they don’t like it when they don’t do well.

We are all here, and we are trying to tell you something: Our pride is our survival and the white wounded ego does not get to ooze over our excellence anymore.

 

 

White poet Michael Derrick Hudson’s use of the Chinese pen name Yi-Fen Chou was an act of yellowface that is part of a long tradition of white voices drowning out those of color in the literary world.

Source: They Pretend To Be Us While Pretending We Don’t Exist

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