The Holy Spirit of My Uncle's Cojones, a novel by Marcos McPeek Villatoro

The Holy Spirit of My Uncle’s Cojones, Part 3

In this part of the novel, you get a real taste of what some of us call “internalized racism.” This is when a non-white person starts to believe, on a subconscious level, what the racist world says of him: in young, sixteen-year-old’s Tony case, he’s seen as a mongrel, the mix of a white man and a Salvadoran woman, someone who is despised in Appalachian Tennessee.

His mother sends him away from their racist small town to attend a private school in nearby Knoxville (which, to Tony, coming from the mountains, looks like a metropolis, which, by the way, it’s not). He lives with families. And in one of those families, horrible, horrible things happen.

Enjoy!

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