|—||Langston Hughes (via vicious-resilience)|
|—||bell hooks. (via womentoadmire)|
|—||David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas p. 461 (via austere-state-of-mind)|
This always gets me.
"Mommy, Guinevere looks like me!"
Uhh, yeah a bit.
this is why all sorts of representation is important. i dont know this little girl, but i want this little girl to be psyched to jump into entertainment as escapism.
Imagine a world of inclusive escapism.
It’s almost like propaganda. The majority of the time you barely see a brown face on TV or a group of brown faces on TV being successful, getting along well, or in love—and if you do see brown faces in mainstream shows too often we’re either submissive, stereotypical tokens in an all white cast or we’re never in romantic relationships, in good or even existing at all relations with our own people. These reoccurring images viewed by blacks and many other minorities every day of our lives through the media effect the mind into thinking we have to incorporate strictly white American culture into a good portion of our lives in some shape or form whether through relationships, standards of beauty, etc. And if we don’t we’re seen as not good enough to represent ourselves in an acceptable light within the white gaze.
I’m not saying we should avoid all ethnicities getting along equally with one another—but even with that statement that’s not even the case as of now which means we’re even farther backwards with development. Above all else I believe that the foundation lies between displaying black and other poc love and success with one another. After successfully doing so a second best step is to have equal representation for all ethnicities getting along rather than the white majority constantly rescuing us and always being displayed as “the top dogs” or “the good guys”, when it comes to social situations.
|—||Self love amongst ourselves as blacks and many other minorities in the media is needed above all else (via bravebrowngal)|
|—||Janet Mock, Redefining Realness (via riseabovethemadness)|
|—||moniquill (on red face & cultural appropriation)|
the reason oppressed groups say “___ are awful” instead of “some ___ are awful” is because including the word “some” allows individuals of that group to detach themselves from the problem and shuck the blame off and say “well they arent really talking about me so i can ignore their opinions”, whereas stating that an entire group of oppressors is awful makes the individual think whether or not theyre included in the awfulness of that group and makes them consider their actions so thats why people say “men are awful” or “white people are awful” and if you take it personally you’re getting angry at the wrong people
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