- don’t ever feel bad for asking me to tag a trigger
- i do not care what the trigger is
- i will tag it for you
- you have legitimate reasons to be triggered by it
- and i am not one to question those reasons
- so just send me an ask
- anonymous if you’re scared
- and i will tag it all the time in future
- your wellbeing is worth twenty extra seconds of my time at least
white boys who respond to criticism of racism and sexism by ominously saying that there are ‘bigger problems’ scare me. like what is this big secret problem and why won’t anyone tell me about it? are we going to be eaten alive by mutant sharks? are oranges secretly poisoning us? who knows. the white boys, apparently.
Anonymous asked: Last week, my professor told me that since Black people make up 13% of the population, and 15% of the roles cast in movies and TV, then Black people are represented fairly in media. Something about this doesn't add up to me - can you help me figure out what it is?
Black people are unique in that unlike non-Black POC we’re not invisible in the media. In fact, you can see Black people on television all the time. We’re usually in very degraded positions: criminals, the silly/ weird side-kick, the goofy “token,” the sassy and fierce Black woman, the maid/ customer service worker/ etc etc
so we’re PRESENT on television in a way that supports and upholds white supremacy. we’re not the leads and the heroes/ heroines and the complex humans that whites get to be on TV. and that is the problem.
sometimes i think it would be better for us to be under-represented like other non-Black POC because then at least we wouldn’t have to constantly see ourselves in stereotypical and degraded roles. which of course ups anti-Blackness (and even internalized anti-Blackness especially for young Black kids watching all kinds of TV)
so basically your professor proves that getting a PhD doesn’t make one able to critically think/ make them less racist