John Doe 1991
Ijeoma Oluo

People in almost every place on earth — except those people who are above it due to good education, cross-cultural learning, and other such influences — are racial in nature. It is inherent in our system that we support people of our identities. Sociologically speaking, it’s OK but when we hurt people of other identities, it’s either because there is some economic (survival?) interest involved or we are in a dominant position, or both.

Why did I say what I said above? Just to rub the point that things are likely to be the way they are however much we write about them or fight them. To feel the pain and yet to be conscious of the reality.

The piece is outstanding, deeply moving. Keep writing, Ijeoma.