Reference The Writers’ Block Podcast Episode 95, published on February 23, 2023.
As one who happily identifies as a Black writer, language is both color, tool and canvas. There are certain things I as a Black writer will say, do, and use which go along with that experience. Moreover, people whom are non-Black will not get away with those same vehicles.
For this second miniseries of this year, I am going to break down what this phrase means, and why (in certain instances), this a farce.
Part 1: March 4
“You Can’t Say That”
Part 2: March 11
“Why I Say That”
Part 3: March 18
“You Can’t Get Like Me”
Part 4: March 25
“Anything You Can Do, I Can Write Better”
Language is power, and power is language.
Here we go.