Tag: Race in America
Following the Fisher v. University of Texas ruling, some call for class-based affirmative action. However, critics warn that may be the end of black and Latino representation in American colleges.
Oregon’s liberal mecca was made white by explicitly bigoted laws, and its hometown satire white-washes race relations.
Nothing could prepare me for America.
You wondered out loud what writing “multiculturally” actually meant and what kind of black man would write the word “bro” in an email.
When I heard that Rodney King had died, two details in particular stuck out to me. One was that he died in a swimming pool. The other was that, earlier that day, somebody had heard him scream.
The activist academic on the prison industrial military complex and its impact on women of color.
Jamaica Kincaid on writing as transformation, “anger” versus truth, and those who think writers of color are “only entitled to write about the hardship of racism.”
The former Black Panther on coming of age in the party, ongoing police brutality, and her recent memoir turned novel, Virgin Soul.
Race and justice in America are inextricably linked.
She’d forever be checking ethnicity boxes, emphasizing her parents’ work: farm laborer, housekeeping. Trying to prove that she was smart enough, committed enough, pleasant enough to be granted a trial period in their world.
My mother’s mother used to say that it took four generations to get the black out.
What kind of person walks over the bones of slaves? / What kind of person is a slave to bones?
Major, It’s been a hell of a ride
Remember. You are already Vietnamese.
Guernica‘s staff brings you their favorite writing on race, in America and beyond.
On being asked to speak for a whole community and region rather than yourself.
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