Sometimes, the impact of racism is difficult to be put into words. But spoken word artist Bao Phi teamed up with video producer Ash Hsie to create a powerful animated account of just how deeply seemingly innocuous, interpersonal interactions can sting. The poem is called “No Question” and offers up a scathing indictment of a white child’s suggestion that “these gooks are surrounding us.” 

The work is part of the new Asian American Literary Review .

Below are a few screen shots of the illustrations. Watch the whole thing up top.