The fact that the people in charge are Black.
The fact that Black people are the standard for beauty, while white people are considered to be ugly.
I only got to page 9, and already, there’s the contempt. The Black people are referred to in a bitter, angry, hateful tone as “them”. With italics.
The main character is wistful for a time when white people were considered to be beautiful, aka the past, aka… presumably this time period and the ones before this.
The “terrifying future” that the reviewer from L.A. Times is referring to? Is the fact that PoC run the world. The fact that white people aren’t on top. The fact that white people are now getting treated the way PoC do.
Can we talk about the fact that the author hasn’t the first clue how PoC are treated, considering her idea of it is white people being forbidden from working jobs?
Can we talk about how her idea of racism is the overt discrimination that went down in the 1950s, which speaks to the fact that she has NO FUCKING IDEA HOW POC ARE TREATED TODAY? Can we talk about how she’s totally unaware of the subtle and complex institutionalized racism that bars PoC from opportunities? SHE HASN’T THE FIRST FUCKING CLUE ABOUT RACISM YET TRIED TO WRITE A BOOK WHERE WHITE PEOPLE GO THROUGH WHAT WE GO THROUGH.
Not only did she do it wrong but SHE STILL managed to write a book where Black people are HATEABLE.
PoC are considered to be beautiful, they have better jobs, and they are in governing positions and considered to be better. HOW. FUCKING. TERRIFYING.
Let someone write a book like this with white people in charge and PoC at the bottom, which is truer to life, and white folks will be in an outrage.
How many white people do you think we’re going to see getting angry about this book?
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