In an opinion piece for the NY Instances, Caroline Randall Williams writes You Desire a Accomplice Monument? My Physique Is a Accomplice Monument. I’ve by no means learn a gap like this; I may barely proceed:
I’ve rape-colored pores and skin. My light-brown-blackness is a residing testomony to the principles, the practices, the causes of the Previous South.
If there are those that wish to keep in mind the legacy of the Confederacy, if they need monuments, nicely, then, my physique is a monument. My pores and skin is a monument.
Solely the reality is so devastating. Please learn your entire essay. Williams will probably be studying this essay on Instagram on Tuesday, June 30 at 7pm ET — I’ll be there. And I simply purchased her guide, Lucy Negro, Redux: The Bard, a Guide, and a Ballet.
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