Who Counts as a Person of Color? | Inside Higher Ed
What portrayals of people of color become representative? Who has the power to do the representing?
There are more stories than just the marginalization story. Very smart piece from Eboo Patel, with a gracious finale.
“The dominant narrative about people of color in certain circles is the narrative of marginalization. Stories about black, native or immigrant life that emphasize,say, strength, gratitude or faith are often scoffed at as counterfeit”
This is the fundamental error of all post 1970 racial discourse: the congeries of organizations and academics that formulate racial ideology in the United States are radically unrepresentative of the groups on whose behalf they claim to speak:
Nice mention of my
piece in this interesting article by Eboo Patel