As a White, Conservative, Male writer I found this article ON POINT!
Yale is a bellwether of sorts. Four years ago faculty and students made international headlines complaining about how White, Male – and of course Dead – all the poets in “Major English Poets” were, not to mention in the English Department as a whole. Time to “de-colonize.” Now they’re doing the same, more or less, with their ubiquitous Art History “survey” course.
So today, what to my wondering eyes should appear? An L.A. Times article proving that even having the normally magical girly-genitalia (plus endorsements from even more magical Brown ladies named Oprah and Salma) wasn’t enough to immunize the White gal who wrote “American Dirt.”
It wasn’t that many years ago when White authors were chastised for their stories’ lack of…
and Gay characters and cultural dilemmas -slash-settings.
Soon thereafter we were further whipped for our lack of…
and XYZ folk…
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