I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”
- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun(2009), dir. Neil Diamond.
This is perfect. I hate it when people pretend we’re all the same instead of celebrating our differences and being proud of who we are—with a touch of with grace and humility, of course.
When I was a kid, I thought of skin color being the same as eye color and hair color. We all look different in different ways, and that was totally normal to me. I literally would have had no idea what racism was if it wasn’t for adults. It’s kinda depressing, but also makes you hopeful for new generations.