Gazzmine Wilkins received a BA in English and History from Houston Baptist University and is currently pursuing an MFA at Texas State University. Her writing focuses on racial and cultural dynamics and is usually set in her hometown, Houston, Texas.
Content by Gazzmine Wilkins
MFA So White: Racial Bias in the Arts
BY Gazzmine Wilkins
MFA so white they say “I love him” when you talk about Toni Morrison. MFA so white they think AAVE is an acronym for an artisan beer. MFA so white they think code switching is a Call of Duty move. MFA so white that you are the only black student in a program of sixty; you think there may be a black faculty member, because someone mentioned it once in passing, but you’ve never actually seen them and are still unsure.