It looks like there are four replies but no ‘discussion’? It’s been 13 hours and no one wants to talk about WOC being routinely sexually assaulted? Black children get ‘the talk’ but are Black girls getting ‘the TALK’? Where I’m sitting is warm enough but I’m shivering anyway. Thank you for sharing this, Ms. Garza.… Read more
Thank you for being a voice for those of us who were silenced. The mixed messages boys and girls receive about sex and sexuality in our communities ensures that the silencing of black women will continue. Only in teaching our men and boys how to respect consent and teaching our young women and girls to have a voice… Read more
I’ve been seeing videos coming out of Nigeria and it’s just shocking and horrifying what’s happening over there. I’m praying for you all to get through this safely and succeed in your goals of getting the government to make this right (or as right as can possibly happen after all they’ve just done). One image from a… Read more
First of all, the fact that my comment says I am addressing Wole Soyinka is completely tripping me out. Well done to The Root! It’s articles like this that remind me that this website is so much more than just another news blog. Like the Jim Crow-era Chicago Defender or the apartheid-era Drum magazine, The Root is… Read more
Brilliant man. Great writer.
Reading your story was so upsetting I actually broke out in a sweat! Thank you for sharing this with us, and being strong enough to stand up to some real bullshit.
I am proud of you sister. The ancestors are smiling. They survived the genocide so you could be here.
Thank you for writing this. My spouse obtained a graduate degree from USC, and if there is one thing that school cares about it is money. It is a school for wealthy California conservatives to send their kids to. I find your experience to be utterly in keeping with the culture of a school that shows little interest… Read more
USC has a horrible RECENT history with immigrant or exchange students being targeted by this perverted doctor. It doesn’t surprise me that the staff is unwilling to take a stand.
You are not crazy ma'am. I greatly admire your courage.
You literally took the words right out of my head and off of my computer. I am usually a proponent of the binge as well as a magnificent prognosticator of all things movie and tv related. However, if this had been such, I wouldn’t have taken the opportunity to re-watch the episodes 4-5 times during the week to… Read more
Misha’s accomplishments being underhyped remind me of online discourse earlier this year that asserted the new Candyman movie as Nia DeCosta’s Candyman, as opposed to “Jordan Peele’s Candyman” as it was depicted in promotional material. Like, what does a black woman have to do to get some frickin recognition around… Read more
So wait, I am just supposed to finish out 2020 without more Lovecraft Country and critical thought from Ms. Brooks?! Dear Root, do what you need to do to keep both going, growing, and glowing. HBO, I know you are listening, and I know that there is no sequel to Lovecraft Country the novel, but that territory belongs… Read more
I think some of that is clear in the structure of the magic in LC.
It’s that “fear of entropy / power over life and death” language that is so antithetical to any spiritual truth or non-oppression based living that gives it away. And the purity of Hippolyta’s experience shows an alternative path to “naming magic.”
The… Read more