Posts tagged "internalized racism"
Barely Visible

Barely Visible

Illustration by Victoria Silveyra. When I was young I wanted to be everything at once. A knight, an astronaut, a writer. I realized I could use the stories I loved to become all these things and more. I soaked up stories in all their forms-in music, movies, TV shows, books-and let them become part of me....
Goodbye Whiteness

Goodbye Whiteness

  I remember the excitement and chaos that made up the fall of my senior year of high school. The college app process was in full swing. I was getting  brochures by the dozen, analyzing financial aid packages and drafting essays for all the potential schools I wanted to attend. Most of these schools had...
Setting the Example

Setting the Example

  “Yeah, Chinese people are so weird. They eat the strangest stuff.” I whipped around to see who was responsible for the offending comment and found myself looking back at the only other Chinese-American in the class. Several of our classmates surrounded him, giggling as they looked to him for reassurance before offering their own...
Growing Up Indian

Growing Up Indian

Illustration by Marie Ann Dt.   My world was 90% white, and the only colors I saw in my suburban town was eggshell, ivory and bleach. As a little brown girl undertaking the troubles of growing up, never meeting anyone like me was a certain hell.