An excerpt from Issa Rae's definitely not new book has some people upset.
Recently, selected text from the Insecure creator's 2015 publication The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl—specifically, a passage about Black women and Asian men—started making its way across social media:
Though some have been quick to criticize the writing, others have noted the importance of context:
At the time of this writing, Rae had not addressed the resurgence of the book excerpt.
The book in question, a New York Times bestseller that shares a name with Rae's pre-Insecure web series, included an assortment of humor-driven essays and was widely praised by critics. Per the Los Angeles Times, the book showed why Rae is "the queen of media."