He recounts that he himself faced many admonitions as a child for using Creole French instead of “real French,” or “French French,” that is, “white” French. Ultimately, he concludes that “mastery of language [of the white/colonizer] for the sake of recognition as white reflects a dependency that subordinates the black’s humanity”.

– Frantz Fanon (Black Skins, White Masks)

I was reading Fanon’s Wikipedia page and this sentence resonates with me, particularly in an environment where some people find a need to speak in a fake foreign accent.

If there was unlimited time in the world, and if I had limitless energy, I would totally want to read this book. (As well as all the other MST books that I have not yet read)


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