Talking Race: A Digital Dialogue invites graphic and literary artists to discuss work which touches on the topic of race relations in the 21st Century. My post “The Politics of Beauty” comments on the process of creating a poem about racism disguised as a compliment.

“In 2006, I wrote the poem ‘The Politics of Beauty’ in response to a Filipino friend’s lament that her young daughter had been told she was lucky because of her light skin and hair.”

Feature photo by Erik’s iMirror Photograpy Studio. Creative Commons.