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marthajones30
Sep 12
3

This! This! My bff is a dark skinned black woman. She looks good on a resume to them, has a great phone interview but inevitably if there’s a light skinned black woman .... In the past she’s felt like she was sour grapes and we reassure her she’s not. Colorism is the twin bastard of racism. Read more

Sep 8
3

It’s such a problem and always has been. I would cite Saldana playing Nina Simone, but why, when anyone watching Lovecraft country can see an even more damaging example play out in Ruby not trying because she pre-emptively expects to not get jobs because she’s darker than Letty?

Sep 8
3

Why the hell is there no discussion under this? NOBODY wants to talk about this? Where is everyone?

Sep 6
32

I wish this was working for me on the level of enthusiasm Joelle well expresses. But it’s just isn’t yet. I see the history and societal issues that the series is trying to address some episodes much better than others. But it’s checking boxes in my mind and feels rushed. The issues with the violence/genocide towards Read more

Aug 14
4

Who gives a fuck about Bernie Sanders? Bernie Sanders is a 78 year old man who will never be president, and who isn’t even the most prominent progressive politician anymore, having been eclipsed rather convincingly by a more charismatic 30 year old rookie Congresswoman (among others). When you bring up Bernie Sanders Read more

Aug 14
15

Thanks for writing this. You’re not alone in your thinking and I find it pretty telling that the people in the comments so quick to condemn you fail to see the parallels in their thinking and that of people who voted for Trump. Read more

Aug 12
11

The thing about needing to pick someone who will “excite” and “motivate” progressives is weird to me. Like, if you are not motivated enough by the racist, anti semitic, raping, tacky, grifting trashbag currently occupying the White House, I have no time or thought for you. That should be enough. They could pick Sunny Read more

Aug 11
28

But just cutting the police budget doesn’t really do anything unless that money is diverted to social services, mental health support etc. This is just a budget cut and not defunding the police in a meaningful way, and all it’s doing is trimming a few bodies in uniforms without making any real change to how they do Read more

Aug 7
1

First off, these are just my opinions, if you really liked the first movie for her great. I wanted a lot more then we got, and was disappointed. but lets go through your clap back a bit shall we? Read more

Aug 5
11

Thank you. Zoe Saldana wanted her coin and an Oscar but the script was trash, the prosthetic nose and shoe polish makeup was next level trash, and her inability to say less during promotion made it career ending trash.

Aug 1
4

On the same boat. She's made great music but extremely intentional is a good summary

Aug 1
21

Rastafarianism and Blackness are essentially intertwined—the tenets of the religion are close to Black supremacism—which is why I always find it funny to see white people declaring themselves adherents of the religion cuz they grew dreads and like smoking weed .

Aug 1
12

Makes sense to those of us living in former British colonies. Like Ishena says, that streak of colonialist disdain for local culture often runs deep. Read more

Aug 1
40

Middle/Upper Class West Indian have a buffer class mentality people don’t really understand if you’re not from that culture. I lost count of home many beatings I got a as kid for not speaking “The King’s English”. That shit runs deep. 

Aug 1
8

Oh there are comments, but mostly assholes. See grey comment -Racist title” and then they go on, shit like that. Read more

Jul 30
7

I just think men are programmed to like women’s high-voices breathily orgasming into a mic. You know what good singing is and you know what it ain’t.

Jul 29
10

Well, true. I’m still voting for him, but nobody can be blind to the fact that Harris suffers from the Hillary Clinton effect. She brings a tainted platform that will turn people off and will depress potential voter engagement. In an election where every vote will count, she is negative factor that ought to have been Read more

Jul 29
28

Hell, he could nominate Diamond or Silk and I’d still vote for him. Read more

Jul 29
34

I thought people were protesting against the police, not wanting them to be more unaccountable...

Jul 28
5

its tough when so many of the extreme/extra opinions used for these stories come from twitter. sure the photographer who shot violia davis missed the mark, but to make it another example of black men just not doing it right in regards to dark skinned women is tough. as an artist i dont agree with the guy’s approach, Read more