Epistemic Privilege

Often when people of color talk about race we are made to feel crazy. We’ll feel like we’re being told: “It’s all in your head” “You’re just another angry Black woman” “You’re a reverse racist” “Race isn’t a problem, you’re making it one.” Sometimes we’re actually told these things directly. Sometimes I feel like IContinue reading “Epistemic Privilege”

This is Not a Test

“At times I’m impatient with younger blacks who insist they were or would have been better off in black schools, at least from pre-K through middle school. They had, or would have had, a stronger racial and social identity, an identity cleansed of suspicion, subterfuge, confusion, euphemism, presumption, patronization, and disdain. I have no groundsContinue reading “This is Not a Test”