Snapshots in Black and White by Shara McCallum
Please write a two-page, double spaced response to following prompt:
McCallum beautifully blurs the boundaries of race and identity in this essay. She details her time as a child in Jamaica where race was a giant constellation of potential. In the essay, she laments that only when she came to America, did race and identity become a forced binary black or white. Given recent events Black Lives Matter, Freddie Gray, Ferguson, Jamar Clark and increased public attention on issues of race in America, how does McCallums essay contribute to the discussion?