This piece was generated in response to Helen Rubinstein's January 2017 Workshop. Explore the workshop here.
Tell her what’s what.
That becoming a doctor is no guarantee of gaining white respect.
That first they’ll see skin and not the white jacket.
To pursue the things that matter to her, not white approval.
To dream beyond the typecast of white aspirations.
the failings of your race.
Set her down a truer life path,
one that’s free of your white reference points.