What Shipping Richonne Taught Me About Racism

 

So if you haven’t watched last night’s episode of The Walking Dead and don’t want to be spoiled, consider this your warning. SPOILERS. SPOILERS EVERYWHERE.

Now that that’s out of the way…

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Here’s Why I’m Forsaking All That’s Mainstream and Submerging Myself in Black Media Instead

I’ve had enough. I’m tired of TV shows set in fantasy lands where no black people exist and seeing it played off as if that’s somehow realistic. I’ve had enough of the token black person (usually a handsome, “respectable-looking” black man) thrown in at the edge of cast photo as an obvious ploy for diversity. I’ve had enough of a film industry where the most popular black female characters were men in dresses, because the only big black woman popular society will accept is one who’s a joke.

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Why I Blog About Race

I don’t remember what we were talking about, or how we got around to the topic. I don’t remember how I ended up pulling out my phone, or what prompted me to start reading internet comments aloud, my voice getting faster and faster as my repulsion grew. Continue reading “Why I Blog About Race”