by Janani Balasubramanian, ’12
I think I am supposed to be excited. Because Obama being President means Obama is President means we have a biracial man sending drones to murder my Yemeni and Pakistani siblings instead of a white man–because what would the world think of us then? Because fewer undocumented folks will be deported, maybe. Because Obama being President means that Romney isn’t President means that the violence that ensues will look different; because at least he isn’t Mormon. Because Obama being President means that brown boys can now dream of being President instead of dreaming that they can live without the State. Tell me boys, what does your pride taste like?
You are being ungrateful.
I am grateful for a list of things
as long as time
(most of them are femmes of color).
That list does not include a government
that funds the occupation of Palestine.