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Letter to my nephew

By jenna karr

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My name is Jenna Karr. I’m a senior majoring in Writing Studies. I originally wrote this letter for an assignment for my Literature of Witness class two years ago. We had to write a letter to any person of our choice like how James Baldwin wrote to his nephew warning him about racism towards African Americans in America. I decided to write to my (then future) nephew, who is half white and half Dominican. A lot can change in two years, and he has certainly made them eventful. I decided to update the letter to accommodate his current life and how I feel about him now that he’s born.

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