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American newspapers just seizing the opportunity to have a little fun with slavery. Totally accidental and/or harmless.
In other news: microaggressions are common verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile or negative slights to marginalized groups. (via Donovon X Ramsey)
What do you think? Catchy headlines or microaggressions?
The last two I could write off as just lazy editing
The first two? Motherfuckers playing games
All of them are intended to demean. You could shorten the film title to “12 Years” just as easily and actually more descriptively, but throwing the word “Slave” around with “master” and pictures of Lupita Nyong’o is a way of re-emphasizing how US society views Black people.
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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.
But 12 Years A Slave DOES deal with why Trayvon Martin, and the prison industrial complex that affects not only black men but black women!
The after life of slavery is something that has to be dealt with before a conversation on the killings of Oscar Grant and so many others would even make sense. I get it. Slavery..big word. Big topic. But i think many people are overlooking slavery as something bygone when its very much alive and well.(via howtobeterrell)
Amazing how little we, as women, value ourselves when it comes to men (or women) out here. I think that everybody on all stretches of social media has had their moments of stupid. Being stupid once? You should learn your lesson. Making the same mistakes in the same type of scenario over and over again only tells me that you’re either extremely insecure or a glutton for punishment. Either or, know your worth folks and never let anyone who’s your equal be the assessor of your value. If God has already anointed you as a queen, who are we to go against that for the sake of having a half of a third of a PIECE of somebody? It’s people out here who prey on the feeble and weak minded. You don’t HAVE to be that girl. YOU determine how you’re treated and if you continuously put it out there that you lack self worth in choosing, you’ll continue getting “chose” by folks who don’t always mean well. Make good choices. Control your space. Accept nothing less than respect. Know your worth. Don’t be “Mary Jane.”
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