My brother is dating a black girl
My mom is not surprised, nor is she is in disbelief.
She frowns as though I’ve spilled coffee on an all-white church outfit. I feel like I’m 13 again and my mother is yanking up the sleeves of my long-sleeved shirt, exposing my collection of jagged scars and old cuts on my forearm.
It’s a simple enough question, but I feel as though she wants a new answer, an affirmation of my purpose, the assurance that I’m following the path of the workaholic model minority.
The success of the model minority acts as indisputable evidence for nationalists and bigots: The American Dream is not broken, but reserved for the obedient.
There is a sense of incomparable freedom in the decision to put faith in your autonomy.
To say: I will not lie down in the darkness of defeat.
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Originally from a small town outside of Paris, Marieme decides to drop out of school and join a gang. Her mother constantly works, which means her abusive brother is head of the house.
, where main character Marieme and her friends sing along to “Diamonds” by Rihanna.
The girls are in a hotel room, and the scene is dipped in a moody blue sheen.
I’m so excited for you to see LIGHT IN THE WATER: a documentary on West Hollywood Aquatics (my swim team!
) that chronicles the LGBT rights movement through the story of a queer friendly team.
When existing in this state of wokeness around white people, some may call you “crazy” or “too sensitive,” and argue that your lived experiences are exaggerated, a lie, irrelevant.