“Despite getting almost failing grades in most of my honors/AP classes in high school, I was never kicked out of the honors program. And when I suggested (BEGGED) to be dropped down a level, I was told I just wasn’t "living up to my potential.” Meanwhile, friends (people of color) of mine who were in those classes had to advocate for themselves to stay in those classes if they got anything lower than a B, essentially. Seriously fucked up.“ - D.I.
“I am free to create art without my work being judged against the color of my skin or my heritage. If I was black, to someone in some workshop class, I would be a "black writer,” but no one would call me a “white writer.” - K.S.