Racism has been seared into my psyche, like the shame that filled me when a white boy spat on me as he screamed “Go back to where you belong!” It sounded like the laughter of the crowd of middle school kids, that surrounded me and called me chink and gook. It looked like the jeers and smirks on the faces that pressed close, like nightmare images I could…
Ellen C. Oh
Superb stuff, Ellen.
Right on the button and taking no prisoners! Love how feisty, urgent and powerful your writing is. Keep at it!
As an Indian residing in Ireland for the last decade, I totally empathise with your frustrations & fear.
My article on race, based on Angela Saini's excellent "Superior" complements your writing, IMO.
Key points: Race isn't real. There is no scientific consensus that it exists. Or how many there are. Or how to classify them. Racial categories we use are arbitrary. Moulded by social and cultural constructs. I genuinely think this book is the only origin story of our species we need.
Would really appreciate your feedback if you can spare the time!