I Am Not Your Minority
I am not your minority. Brown people, black people, Asians, we outnumber white people by the billions. We are in fact the majority, and y’all need to get used to it.
You might think I’m a brown writer in a white world, but this ignores the fact the THE WORLD is not white at all. There are nearly 2 billion people that look like me. It’s a wonder that you’re not seeing more. There’s a sense that I’m a minority perspective on your world, and I’m not. I’m just from the world.
What you are seeing is a much bigger majority culture poking into your provincial world, and you call us minorities. Lol no.
We are not minorities. We are the world. This might take a minute to get used to, but it’s coming more and more. As Aladdin could tell you, it’s a whole new world. A new fantastic point of view. No one to tell us “no”, or where to go. Or say we’re only dreaming.
Now you’re in a whole new world with me.
A World Of Minorities
Growing up in Columbus, Ohio I definitely felt like a minority. When I went to the public pool I felt like you could see my brown body from space. My old school has now gone from 99% white to, well, a bit more Asian. But it’s more than that. It’s more than just accommodating a few people into your world. The world has grown up around you, and grown closer.
Places that were shitholes have come up. The west has fallen in a shithole. COVID-19 came and accelerated everything. Within 20 years, the wealthiest 20% will be mostly Asian. The United Kingdom won’t exist. The ‘United’ States is looking dicey. Things change.
The very idea of a minority is based on a power relationship, but that power relationship is changing. The western world has shat itself on COVID (among other things) and everyone else is rising fast. We’re looking at a multi-polar world, where majority/minority perspectives make less sense. Everyone will be a minority. White people most of all.