UURRGGH. Writing the essays for this class makes me so uncomfortable..
I don’t know how to unpack my privilege and write a meaningful (or in any way real, for that matter) essay based only on fictional books (by Native authors and also about Native characters, but still, FICTIONAL) and the personal anecdotes of one Native person. It doesn’t help that he is also not a very good teacher. We’ve had to write these essays since August and STILL every time one is due everyone in the class asks him what we’re supposed to be writing because nothing he says makes sense.
I ordered something at 2:45 this morning and got free shipping with my Amazon Prime membership. It usually takes two days, but the product I ordered was available locally, so it was delivered at 8:00 this morning.
My professor is having us write essays on Native Americans.
Which would actually be a really interesting assignment, except his lectures are LITERALLY 3 straight hours of personal anecdotes/opinion (on the up side, I guess, I now know how to say “white man” in the Acoma language) and the books for the class are fiction.