Recently, I implied that the letter “How Can I Cure My White Guilt?” from “Whitey” to the New York Times’ advice columnists Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond might have been a hoax, even though the well-known authors took it extremely seriously.
But now Titania McGrath has stepped forth to state that [pronoun unspecified] is not a troll and did write Whitey’s letter, exclaiming, “Do not deny my lived experience,” and showed this photographic proof:
Other files by Titania include “I, Victim,” “Slag Badgers,” “BLM Meeting Minutes,” and “Butternut Squash Is Sexist.”
I assume that Godfrey Elfwick would weigh in on Twitter to verify Titania McGrath’s authenticity, but it turns out that Godfrey has been banned by Twitter.
My apologies to Titania, Cheryl, Steve, and the New York Times. Skepticism is a luxury we can no longer afford in these fraught times.