From Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi, Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, and Identity (2019).
Winona Guo + Priya Vulchi state that “race and racism inescapably impact everything around us. Even the very existence of the United States demanded their presence.” (12) They go on to say “race is a cancer that impacts every part of our lives.” (13) Their inquiry + book starts from the notion that this is true and proceeds from that assumption.
- Do you agree with Winona + Priya’s assumptions or do you want to challenge some part of what they believe about the role of race? Why or why not?
- Identify 3 first-person accounts from this first chapter in the book (number them!) that says something that, in your view, is important about race and identity. Name each person you select and share with us
(a) a brief summary of what each person said and
(b) why you think it’s important/significant/noteworthy (your choice).
- IMO, among the cool things about this book are the eye-opening factoids/information details that appear in the margins, as if they are footnotes OR side-references, OR commentary. Select at least 2 of those and lift them up in the post by
(a) briefly summarizing the factoid/information and
(b) why you think more people should know about this.
- If you like or dislike this book ….so far….say so! Tell us why you feel the way you do about it.
- And...respond to at least one person whose post preceded yours. (If you are first to post, you can revisit this part later….and do a second post with your response to that other person!)
Be sure to divide your post into paragraphs (and you can incorporate any numbering (see #2 above). Paragraphs are your friend and they make your post much more readable. Thank you in advance for making this reader-friendly.