Stop Fetishizing Minority Students As Superhuman Poverty Survivors

As a minority lady of tone of Bengali skirmish in this world, a first-generation American, and as a first-generation low-income college tyro during an chosen establishment like Columbia University, we am sleepy of saying my associate POC peers being essentially valued, reputable and even fetishized for their “superhuman” abilities of resilience, grit, strength, resistance, presence and thrival. we am sleepy of a particular and common value being contingent on a ability to tarry when constantly and evenly being pushed to a limits, inner and external, all a darned fucking time, even once we “miraculously” make it to college, and generally to these chosen institutions like Columbia University, a Ivy League and other chosen comparables. We merit most improved than that as tellurian beings.

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