A short essay on telling Whiteness no from the perspective of a pained Black woman. Specifically about how White people talk about young people of color in the news, Trayvon Martin, Rachel Jeantal and Kiera Wilmot. Warning there is racialized language in this piece.
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on June 4, 2014 :
An honest and astute critique of some people's tendency to devalue painful experiences that have never been and will never be theirs. I am in awe of Shannon Barber's ability to convey exasperation, restrained rage, and nerves worn raw by a worsening world, with such precision.