Carlos Andrés Gómez – “Where are You Really From?”

Performing at Storytellers VIII.

“The question, ‘Where are you from?’ in our current America is a slur disguised with a question mark, a passive-aggressive microaggression saying you are other, saying you are not from here, saying you are not nor will ever be one of us, saying go back to where you came from.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Carlos Andrés Gómez, performing at Storytellers VIII.

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