Yes! I do have some essays planned re: NBPOC and our advantages as nonblack peoples. I think most NBPOC see their own non-whiteness because we are constantly reminded of it: as a person whose name is very Middle Eastern (first and last), I am often automatically classified as inferior. This is a very real experience for a wide range of nonwhite peoples, even if the particulars are different.

But for African Americans and people of African descent, the fact taht society operates as anti-black in addition to pro-white is very real. In this context, NBPOC have an advantage because we are not black. This is rarely perceived by NBPOC because we are dealing with our own s*** (not an excuse) AND because the white population as a group uses us as a buffer to maintain anti-blackness. It’s our responsibility to perceive this and, at the very least, try not to participate.

I do think that Native Americans/Indigenous and their particular sort of oppression requires more attention than it’s getting. It’s different from the TAST but is a profound subordination regardless.

All Americans are obligated to examine these particular American crimes: TAST and Native American theft of land and life, and the very real, current, ongoing forms of oppression that persist.

Thanks so much for reading. I appreciate your compliments given your own excellent writing….

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