Does the writer’s race matter when the narrative deals with issues of race? 

In  “Desiree’s baby”  short story her baby was born with dark skin and her husband said “ it means ” he answered lightly, “that the child is not white; it means that you are not white.”(3). Why did he blame her for the skin color of their baby ? only because she was a woman, so it was supposed to be her fault. I think he already knew that his mother was black, but he didn’t accept that fact. 

 For me the writer’s race does not matter at all nowadays. For me almost every minority group is experiencing any form of racial discriminacion in America. We can see that all the time in the news, newspaper or social media. We can see different kind of discriminacion against black, latinos, women, gays, etc, no only for their skin color also for their belief, language or even their accent. 

Last semester I read an article called  “ Accent bias: A Barrier to Black African-Born Nurses Seeking Managerial and Faculty positions in the United States” By Michigan University, the study shows the challenges that  immigrants face in America for their foreign accents. This study shows the discriminacion that many nurses have to face for not sounding American, so discriminacion is a huge problem right now. 

4 thoughts on “Does the writer’s race matter when the narrative deals with issues of race? 

  1. Hi Carolina! I really liked your post and how you thought that the mother was found easiest to blame because she was a woman! I also agree that there’s discrimination found everywhere unfortunately.

  2. I agree with your point of view about all minority groups going through some kind of racial discrimination. Even though some groups get more hate than others it’s still an issue that affects POC overall and it should not be something that gets overlooked.

  3. Hey Carolina, was reading your post and I completely agree with everything you described were definitely living in a world where many groups experience discrimination. To me it comes down to understanding we tend to judge because we cant understand the person though process and that pushes to condemn and show many signs of hate.

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