Black Imagination: The World and Me
In analyzing these poems, as well as the countless other narratives explored in this class, I’ve learned the sheer power of owning your stories. I have been introduced to different perspectives of viewing the world, opening my eyes to how deeply ingrained racism and bigotry is in this country. We as a people are so entrenched in this that we fail to notice what is offensive language or rooted in discrimination. I have learned of my privilege, but also of the need to gain an awareness of life and history beyond what I see as a white individual.