Hi Meltingpot Readers,
I'm still grading papers, but I couldn't let this one slip by. And by this one, I mean Alice Randall's cringe worthy op-ed piece that ran in last Sunday's New York Times where she declared that "many Black women are fat because we want to be." Ouch. That wasn't the point of the article, but it's the message that people are sure to walk away with.
I don't have time to write out why I think Randall was wrong on this one, but that's okay because many others have done the work for me. Over at Madam Noire, there is a well-worded response that sums up my feelings exactly. For the record, I am a big fan of Randall's fiction, but I don't know what she was thinking when she sat down to write this piece. (sigh)
I'm listening if you want to share.