Look, I’m glad ‘12 Years [A Slave]’ got made and it’s wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I’m not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing.
[‘Fruitvale Station’] explains things like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the problems with stop and search, and is just more poignant. America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past: ‘We freed the slaves! It’s all good!’ But to say: ‘We are still unnecessarily killing black men’ – let’s have a conversation about that."
Samuel L. Jackson (via artyartyhadaparty)
I think in light of 12 Years a Slave winning the Oscar for Best Picture, this needs to be remembered. Because it is a very important point in terms of the palatability of 12 Years a Slave and why Fruitvale Station didn’t even get nominated when it has such acclaim outside of the Oscar world.
You all been white washing characters since the beginning of film making but make one black Annie and the world is ending.
Seriously though…and the fact that I saw a comment that said “A white Annie is more relatable to struggle.” WHAT? Nahhhhhh nigga.
Exactly I did not ask to hear that she could have kept it to herself and personally I think she deserved everything I said and more.
i think niggas on this website fibbin tbh you can’t have the confidence to take someone home from the club flip em upside down and rim their asshole but be too anxious to order pizza
sounds like you are confusing me with some beta with a lactose intolerance
are niggas still on this alpha/beta shit that’s shit is so last tuesday broe we are not on misc anymore
Him: I don’t date black women. It’s just a preference.
Me: Based on what?
Him: Nothing, it’s just how I feel.
Me: Impossible, deliberate aversions come from somewhere.
Him: Its just a preference, that’s all.
Me: No, a preference is preferring broccoli to asparagus. You can say that because asparagus will always taste the same, even when prepared differently.
Me: And we’re not always the same at all. There are hundreds of millions of us and we’re each completely different from the next. If an employer said not hiring Black people was a preference would you agree?
Him: No, but that’s based on stereotypes.
Me: … And what is yours based on, facts?"
- discussion with a classmate earlier.
Love who you want, I don’t care, but please don’t disguise legitimate issues with a relationship.