What Did You Say?

First… that she refers to this moving essay’s author repeatedly as “The African American Writer” says plenty to me.

Also, she mentioned Vanessa Martir who wrote this in response to this piece and this white writer’s erasure of her.


And as for Jews… she also falls into very easy stereotypes and makes huge assumptions about what this other woman was thinking, who she is, why she has the response she has.

I’ve read some very good pieces on Electric Literature that bring up excellent points about race, gender, religion and discrimination. This is not one of them.

And yes, I think Vanessa Martir’s observation that this is an essay of erasure is dead on.

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