Introduction and Children Passing in the Streets: The Roots of Our Radicalism
• "When I was Growing Up"- Nellie Wong. This poem explains how Wong felt while growing up. She longed to be white. Also, the issues she faced from not growing up white are related.
• "on not being"- Mary Hope Lee. This poem depicts the life of a young girl who desires to be darker skinned. She feels that her light skin excludes her from the things that she wishes to be/do.
• "For the Color of My Mother"- Cherrie Moraga. This poem details the life of a girl whose mother's life has made her "darker" skinned by way of having to speak for her mother.
• "I Am What I Am"- Rosario Morales. This short essay describes the author's details of who she is in life, how she came to be that person...
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