Tag: Intersectionality

Dear White Women-Get Your Friends

Once again, I awake to yet another social media post about a White woman calling the police on a Black person for doing everyday things. This time a White woman was filmed calling the police on a group of Black people that were barbecuing in the park. I will post the video below so that you can watch the incident unfold for yourself.

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After calling the police and they arrive, almost as if on cue, this White woman, has an emotional  breakdown, weaponizing her tears because White women are always allowed to be the victim. 

 

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From Collision To Collaboration-From White Feminism To True Intersectionality

The Merriam- Webster Dictionary defines the word collision as the coming together of two or more things with such force that both or all are damaged, or their progress is severely impeded.

On the E! Entertainment Golden Globes red carpet Tarana Burke responded about the #metoo movement as she stood next to Michelle Williams, “This moment is so powerful because we’re seeing a collision of these two worlds,” Then, Burke paused and said, “Collision’s probably not the best word. A collaboration between these two worlds that people don’t usually see put together and would most likely have us pitted against each other. So, it’s really powerful to be on the red carpet tonight.”

I believe that Burke actually said the correct word when she said collision. The outcome of the November 2016 election coupled with the sexual harassment epidemic of Hollywood has caused a collision of two or more things colliding with such force that both or all are damaged or their progress severely impeded. Continue reading “From Collision To Collaboration-From White Feminism To True Intersectionality”

All It Takes Is For ONE White Woman To Pass The Mic

In 1940, Hattie Mae McDaniel received an Oscar for her role as Mammy in Gone With The Wind. The Los Angeles Times praised McDaniel’s work as “worthy of Academy supporting awards,” and indeed McDaniel went on to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Many people viewed this as a turning point for the Oscars. However, they fail to mention that McDaniel was not allowed to sit at the table with cast members, Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable but had to sit at a table near a far way wall because the Ambassador Hotel, where the ceremony was held, had a strict No Blacks policy. The film’s director, David O. Selznick, called in a favor just to have McDaniel allowed into the building. Her final wish, to be buried in the Hollywood Cemetery was denied because “the cemetery practiced racial segregation and would not accept the remains of Black people for burial.” Continue reading “All It Takes Is For ONE White Woman To Pass The Mic”

How NOT To Do Feminism and Intersectionality. I Brought Receipts.

I am going to present this conversation as much as I can in its entirety, periodically drop in commentary and then follow up.

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