In Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine exposes the racial prejudices that perverse daily American life. Each prose poem sheds light on the average day of a non-white American citizen by describing various interactions that have occurred to non-white individualst Each narrative depicts different forms of racial micro—aggressions which are small offensive expressions of racist viewst These micro-aggressions are a subcategory to the division of racism which Ta-Nehisi Coates coins as “elegant racismi” “The elegant racist knows how to injure…...
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