Questions for LGBTQ Worldmaking
Edited By Dustin Bradley Goltz and Jason Zingsheim
18. I Know I Am Supposed To
DUSTIN BRADLEY GOLTZ AND KIMBERLEE PÉREZ
Both performers put on thick-framed, “scholarly” glasses, with bulging/mismatched eyes taped inside. Their bodies move through a sequence of overly staged poses.
DUSTY: I know that if I speak about race, it should be as apology.
KIMBERLEE: I know I’m supposed to criticize white people. To reduce all speech and action to white privilege and mobility.
DUSTY: I know I’m supposed to cite the gay male mantra “silence equals death.”
KIMBERLEE: I know I’m supposed to mistrust white people; to assume that my presence is tokenism, to make them look less racist.
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