Who were those brown Americans at the end of the 21st Century? The power of the dollar is how we cast our vote for the kind of story we want to hear. So every time you buy a ticket, you’re saying, please give me more of this. If you don’t like the story being told or the conversation being had, change it. Create your own. That’s a lot harder to do than to complain about the attempts of others to tell their story.
Who were those brown Americans at the end of the 21st century? The person who writes it down, creates memory, creates civilization, creates the reality that becomes history. And while an oral tradition is great, in the 21st century, the power of the written word is far greater and far more accessible to everyone.
So if you don’t like the story being told, learn how to tell a different one and write yourself into being.
—-April Yvette Thompson