Before I get started – Just wann a say RIP Maya Angelou!! Truly a brave and talented woman who will be missed!
I was driving down the street in Studio City. Its a pretty good middle upper city with A LOT of traffic on this particular one street. The traffic tends to back up pretty badly, thus giving you time to take in all of your surroundings. Studio City is a nice area with lots of little boutiquey restaurants and stores, yoga and pilate studios etc.
So as I am at the stop light I look over at the bus stop and I see this BIG ASSED poster advertisement for a TV show called “Orange is the new Black” staring me and everyone else in traffic in the face.
I swear on my LIFE this poster was on the bus stop in STUDIO CITY of all places in one of the busiest highly traffic areas.
Yes I felt some type of way. But what was it?
I was sad. I was mad. I was embarrassed. I was ashamed. I was not shocked but shocked at the same time. I was SAD….then I was MAD again, cause at some point she said “SURE!!”.
Then I asked myself – should I be feeling these things? Am I overreacting? Is this just CIONCIDENCE? Because its just… I can’t explain it.
So I came home to look up the poster on google to share with you what I saw. And I came across the cast photo and this was what i saw:
— Yes that one Black girl at the top has tampons used as curlers in her hair
— Yes the Black woman on the far bottom right has a maxi pad covering her eye.
— Yes the White girls *MANAGED* to look pretty decent and attractive while everybody else kinds didn’t *MANAGE* to do that.
At what point do you just turn down a job? Or do you just not turn down a job? Or do you just say I am not representative of my gender and race so I’m doing me? Or do I, Neecy, A Black woman disconnect from this image and not take it personally?
Can this be done? I dunno. Cause I was feeling some sort of way about that BIG BRIGHT poster of that Black woman at the Bus stop.
And then when I thought I had seen the worse of it; I discovered THIS:
(Yes that is Julianne Hough of Dancing With The Stars apparently on Halloween)
— Uhm there were like TWO other White girls she could have dressed up as, but….
I’m going to stick the shiv in just a little deeper just in case you’re like “NAH!! That’s just a coincidence!”
Are y’all seeing what I’m seeing? I’m not seeing that coincidence thingy some of y’all are probably saying is happening.
I mean are we that THREATENING they gotta just do us like that???
I don’t understand. I mean shouldn’t Asian women be getting this brundt since they are the biggest threat right now?
The Revolution *IS* being televised ladies. Turn off your TV BW cause this stuff will raise your blood pressure!