Dear Latinx people who use the term “White-Passing” to describe themselves: White-Passing is not a race.

We “Latinx” people need to get clear about our personal racial identity. We also need to understand the difference between our individual racial identities and the political utility of our collective identity: Latinx. Otherwise, we’re going to perpetuate lateral oppression in addition to the harmful fragility of not having a solid understanding of our race.

I understand refusing to be identified as part of the oppressive racial group, but as the brilliant Black feminist Lutze Segu says, “How can you be my ally when you’re…

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Race & Class researcher, scholar, writer, and amateur astronomer. Unearthing myself from white supremacy and planting myself in Black Liberation.

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Joey Pierre

Race & Class researcher, scholar, writer, and amateur astronomer. Unearthing myself from white supremacy and planting myself in Black Liberation.