Writing a story/counterstory/counternarrative

from handout in CRT on July 16, 2008

  • To illustrate or emphasize a point/achieve a goal
  • To contradict and challenge mainstream discourse/status quo (public transcript)
  • To provide an intervention in the reproduction of racism
  • To create an alternative scenario or interpretation of a racial experience
  • To name and reclaim a reality we are taught and encouraged to ignore