June Jordan

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What Would I Do White?

Jordan, June

Last Updated: Nov-30-2006
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Aull, Felice

Primary Category: Literature / Poetry

Genre: Poem


The speaker conjectures on what it would be like to be white. Her question is a challenge and her examples are not flattering to whites. "I would forget my furs on any chair. / I would ignore the doormen at the knob . . . " and, finally, "I would do nothing. / That would be enough."

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