As a person of color
, you may relate to these factors in some way, but you can never fully inhabit that culture unless you benefit from being class-privileged and white at the same time.
He asks White participants to reach out to a person of color
and have a conversation on a prompt related to issues of race.
While this antiessentialist critique of the race-sexuality analogies follows from critical theory, the antiracist and person of color
retorts impede progressive projects because they often reinforce heterosexism and, like the comparative approach to race and sexuality used by pro- and anti-gay forces, further marginalize gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people of color.(94)
At Wake Forest University last fall, one of the few events designated as "mandatory" for freshman orientation was attendance at Blue Eyed, a filmed racism awareness workshop in which whites are abused, ridiculed, made to fail, and taught helpless passivity so that they can identify with "a person of color
for a day." In Swarthmore College's dormitories, in the fall of 1998, first-year students were asked to line up by skin color, from lightest to darkest, and to step forward and talk about how they felt concerning their place in that line.
As the American Civil Liberties Union has written, "No person of color
is safe from this treatment anywhere, regardless of their obedience to the law."
Maybe no one really notices when I am the only black person attending an MS support group meeting or when I am the only person of color
sitting in a neurologist's waiting room.
Not a single person of color
can be found in this frozen city of (Anglo) dreams, this architectural utopia.
It means we need to hire many more than one person of color
in our newsrooms.
It's just being a person of color
and we're in a different country.'
She was a freed person of color
who witnessed firsthand accounts of the Lincoln presidency.
This year's nominees marked the second year in a row no person of color
was nominated to any of the major acting categories. Mexican director Alejandro G.
Perhaps even worse, the diversity of the corps of editors is in question since the Times' executive editor, Dean Baquet, is the only person of color
on the news-side masthead.
Michelle LeBeau, a biracial tomboy raised by her grandparents in rural Wisconsin in 1974, is subjected to taunts and assaults as the only person of color
in town--that is, until a black couple moves in, and Michelle becomes witness to ignorance and savagery.
I conclude that my accomplishments got me in the door, but the position I was seeking de facto is for a person of color
. This is not an issue of not being good enough.
Much of what is available to young readers follows the cliche of a young person of color
dealing with an identity crisis because of their race.