The Eleventh Book I've Read This Year.

Books If Black Panther was a window into how colonialism obliterated the artistic and scientific achievements of a whole continent (and indeed the world), Don't Touch My Hair is the whole house.  As a middle aged white man I'm well aware of my privilege and also the guilt of being part of a cultural group which subjugated others for centuries.  But at no point did I consider just how pervasive it is that society expects non-white races to conform to our cultural norms and expectations and how in appropriating elements of black culture, rather than celebrating we're further suppressing it.  Consciousness raising.

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