After reading (and talking to you about ) this blog post, Maha, I was reminded of it on my way into the office this morning, when I heard an NPR radio interview with the American poet, Nicki Giovanni, who read her poem, “Nikki-Rosa” which ends with these lines:

“and I really hope no white person ever has cause

to write about me

because they never understand

Black love is Black wealth and they’ll

probably talk about my hard childhood

and never understand that

all the while I was quite happy”

I’m not finding the podcast at NRP to link you (all) to, unfortunately, because in the interview Giovanni speaks directly to the Maha (your) idea of acceptance (as alternative to what Giovanni terms “revenge.”)