The Fragility of Whiteness: White Feelings Matter More Than Reality and Morality


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First off, I want to say that this post is NOT about all white people. I repeat; this post is NOT in any way about all white people. This topic is about SOME white people.

Now, that I got that out of the way, to the white folks who felt emotionally threatened by the title of this article, are you okay? Are you no longer nervous or scared? Are you, at least, a little bit relieved that the quantitative word ‘some’ is used, in caps no less, and that you’ve gotten some confirmation that the post is not about you?

If so, guess what? This is post IS about you and all your white brethren who crumble when reality bites you in the ass. And your nervousness and instant compulsion to defend the white race which will likely include racist rhetoric only drives the point home.

I don’t have the patience to deal with your crying. And there were a lot of rivers flooded with white tears for the past few days.

America is still dealing with the fallout from the Olympic robbery scandal. (Well, actually, there was no robbery. But there was a scandal.) U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte lied about being held up at bun point and robbed. The nation pretty much felt humiliated, and it was weatherman Al Roker who voiced his and the nation’s anger on an episode of NBC’s Today.

But not everyone shared his fury. Even though what he said was true about Lochte lying to everyone, NBC’s staff, most likely white, felt embarrassed, not at the swimmer, but at Roker’s quick rant!

You’ve read that right. NBC’s less embarrassed that an athlete representing this country destroyed property and covered it up by lying about getting robbed but is miffed about someone telling the truth about it. “How dare that n*gger talk about that talented swimmer!? He made a gotdamn mistake! It’s no big deal! That n*gger humiliated our network! He should be punished!”

That’s how it’s probably played out in their heads.

In other news, San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the National Anthem before a recent contest against the Green Bay Packers. Yep, he took a stand on behalf of black people’s lives by remain seated:

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game against Green Bay. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Admiral, right? Not to some (white) folks. To them, Kaepernick’s defiance infuriated them to KKK levels. He was no longer their idol or a respectful football star. The n-word started to appear all over Twitter by a mass of pissed off white people.

“How dare that n*gger not stand for the National Anthem! And his excuse why is bullshit! There’s no racism! Black people are their own damn problems! All lives matter! Stop blaming white people! I don’t like him anymore. Etc. Etc. Etc.” His former fans are probably saying something like that while burning his jersey.

Welp, here’s some more truths that will further crush their lily white worlds into dust. The National Anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner as it’s famously known, is really about celebrating slavery. If they were to do some research, and I know some of them refuse to because…thinking and feelings, they would know that the anthem is only one verse out of the entire song.

Here’s what’s known:

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Here’s what’s NOT known:

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream,
’Tis the star-spangled banner – O long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict’ry and peace may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto – “In God is our trust,”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

There it is in bold print.

So yeah, if you’re one of those fragile, sheltered whites, go ahead and lose your minds. Go ahead and continue to deny the realities all for the sake of not trying to feel or think. Your white tears are the enemies of moral reasoning. And those who know, which include awaken white folks who are also sick of your whiny bullshit, and aren’t afraid of dark truths could care less how hurt your precious morally bankrupt feelings are.

In the meantime, I have to deal with the sad fact that your tears are helping to drown black people.

Leslie Jones Attacked Online Again, Website Hacked By Trolls


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I’m sickened at the levels people sink to tear someone to pieces for hate sake. But I’m not surprised as that’s how this country does certain people who’s only ‘sins’ were not being born with white skin, a dick or a preference for the opposite sex, among other things. And in the cyber age, the attacks can come from lowly punks hiding behind computers and smart devices which can lead to real world pain and misery.

The Ghostbusters actress was targeted and harassed viciously online on Twitter by racist, misogynist trolls led by the urgings of alt-right ‘journalist’ and self-proclaimed ‘professional troll’ Milo Yiannopoulos who, among others, seemingly hated the all-female remake the most, and centered most of the hate towards Jones out of all the actors and personnel of the film for one obvious reason. I’ll let you guess what that is.

They did everything within the power of the social media site to dehumanize her, even posting doctored tweets to try to ruin her image. Even though many people saw through that, the damage was done.

Jones left Twitter, but returned shortly after. And the site permanently banned Yiannopoulos. But the trolls apparently still wanted to bring down the actress to satisfy their evilness. (Yes, I call it evil.)

Jones’ website was hacked. Nude photos, personal info were exposured. It was severe enough to shut down the site altogether.

No one should have to deal with this. Leslie Jones doesn’t deserve this. She did nothing wrong. She did nothing wrong to anyone. She’s a talented, admired black actress who starred in a re-imagined version of a beloved movie. And that was the reason racist dickheads want to bury her online through the use of misogynoir, the type of hatred directed at black women.

I honestly don’t have the words necessary to convey my feelings or thoughts on this latest attack on a talented black actress. Sure, you can say that this is just the internet and not reality. But being attacked on the internet can do real world harm. This shows that, without a shadow of a doubt, that racism and sexism are still serious contemporary problems.

For those who argue about the freedom to say whatever they want, you can save your breath, because with freedoms comes responsibility. And if you abuse your freedoms by being a total prick, expect consequences to follow, one way or another. And in the end, you will only have yourself to blame.

Quick Thoughts: The Olympic Robbery Scandal, A Cop Hits Man’s Daughter With His Motorcycle, Then Kills Man and More


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White privilege exists. There’s mounds of examples and evidence to prove that it. And yet, there are people, mostly white, who will deny it with a straight face. The need to deny that white privilege exists is as powerful as the urgency to proclaim that racism is no longer a problem in America. Even if and when evidence is presented, they will still rebuff until veins start popping. Yours and theirs. And yet, they would rather believe in the existence of Bigfoot, the Lock Ness Monster and angels.

The most obvious case of white privilege comes from a big story involving athletes at the Olympics, particularly one named Ryan Lochte who competed in the swimming event. Several days ago, Lochte reported that he and his friends, also swimmers, had been robbed at gunpoint by faceless men who spoke in a foreign language. Since the Olympics took place in Rio this year, people jumped to conclusions that the robbers were natives of the city. So, that meant that the suspects were likely men of color.

Only an investigation by Brazilian police concluded that the robbery was a lie. Lochte was actually involved with an altercation with a security guard after he damaged property at a petrol station. He has ‘apologized’ after the revelation came out and, along with the other swimmers involved, will face a disciplinary committee. But they already sparked (yet another) fiery conversation about white male privilege, especially comparing reactions between this and how they treated Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas who was vilified for not “showing proper patriotism” during the National Anthem while Lochte and his thugs were “just kids who were having fun and made a mistake“.

Never mind that those dudes were grown-ass men. A 12 year-old black child with a toy gun is viewed more as an adult while white men who vandalized property were “just kids”.

So, to any trolls lurking around this blog, tell me how this is anything but a full-on case of white privilege. Better yet, tell me how we need to “wait for more evidence”. Go ahead, I dare ya.

Tell me how we need to wait for until we know the whole story about the cop who ran down a little girl with his motorcycle and then murdered the girl’s father when he got upset and tried to help. Luckily, I heard that the girl is expected to survive. But not much is known about the incident. And I’m still searching for more about it.

But if anyone has more info, that’s NOT excerpted from a right wing news site vilifying the victims, please feel free to share it.

In news pertaining to white racists gone wild, a drunk white woman in a bikini was caught on video screaming racist obscenities at a group of black folks yelling, among several things, that Dr. Martin Luther King was a slut. (I guess it’s true that alcohol reveals one’s true self after all.) A white supremacist stabs a black man to supposedly defend police from the likes of Black Lives Matter. (Guess who he supports in the upcoming Presidential election. Go on. Guess.) And White Lives Matter activists protested outside the headquarters of the NAACP, Confederate flags in tow.

Yes, folks. We know white people loathe black folks enough to risk everything for the mere sake of letting the world know how much they hate black people one way or another. Whether it’s being caught on camera, sending a barrage of hate tweets and(or) leaving status messages which contain racist memes with the n-word appearing at least once usually grunting about how much they hate President Obama, in the age of social media, there are white folks who will vent their rage to the world even if it costs them their jobs, careers, families, friends and their very lives.

No Blog Post For Today, WordPress Didn’t Save It (UPDATE!)

I apologize for the absence of a blog post for Monday. I wrote an edition to my ‘Quick Thoughts’ series about the Olympic Robbery Scandal and the cop who ran into a girl and then murdered her father when he tried to help her. I thought WordPress automatically saved it as a draft like it always does. But it’s nowhere to be found.

Again, I apologize for any inconvenience.

UPDATE: I managed to find that blog post after all! And the funny thing is that I saved it as a page and not as a blog post. So, the article will be uploaded Tuesday evening.


Black Adversity When Dealing With Police


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I know that I will be seen as ‘suspicious’, especially in certain neighborhoods where my people don’t dwell in.

I know that my neighborhoods will be over-policed due to us, again, ‘looking suspicious ‘ to police.

I often fear for my life from police, even if and when I’ve done nothing wrong.

I know that even if I wear clothing that’s not deemed as signs of suspicious behavior, I can still be stopped, frisked, harassed and even murdered.

I face the possibility of being stopped and frisked by police due to persistent racist stereotypes.

I face the possibility of being arrested, even when I’m innocent of any crime.

I face the possibility of being harassed or brutalized by police due to racist fears of black people.

I face the possibility of being killed by police due to racist fears of black people or due to them seeing guns on my person even when I’m unarmed.

I know racist fears against black people will be defended by police and their supporters.

I know my fears of police will be essentially laughed at. I will be considered delusional with no rational reason to be afraid of cops.

I know that if and when I’m killed by police, my death will be seen by other people as something I deserved.

I know that my death at the hands of police will invite the news media to scrounge for any and all misdeeds no matter how minor and report them to the public. Thus, the media will make it seem as if I deserved to die.

I know the cop or cops who killed me will likely get either an outrageously light sentence or will walk away free.

I face the realization that an armed white person will likely get arrested alive and unharmed in some instances while an unarmed black person will get beaten and killed.

I know my death at the hands of police will be overshadowed by arguments pertaining to ‘black-on-black crime’.

I know that if a white person is harmed or murdered by a black person, it will likely prompt police and politicians to demand for more police to patrol neighborhoods like mine.

I know that protesting against police violence will be purposely misconstrued as being anti-police by cops, their friends and supporters or both.

I know that advocating for black lives will be met with scorn, saturated with a list of excuses that not only suggest but demand that my life and the lives of all blacks don’t matter.

Quick Thoughts: Black Girls Rocked the Olympics, Another Brock Turner-Like Scenario, the Milwaukee Unrest and More


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Black girl magic is in full effect during the 2016 Summer Olympics as several queens won the gold.

We had Michelle Carter who won the gold medal in shot put, Simone Biles who became the first black gymnast to the world all-around title, Simone Manuel who became the first black woman to win a gold medal in swimming and Gabby Douglas who went gold in the women’s team all-around. Wow!

I, personally, am not going to worry about the haters. This is a monumental moment for black women everywhere. And I – for one – think we should be damn proud of their accomplishments.

We also must acknowledge other black athletes who dominated the games, especially in events most people don’t associate black people with. We have Daryl D. Homer who won the silver medal in fencing. And we have Rafaela Silva who won the gold medal in women’s judo.

When individual black people make moves and succeed, we share the feeling of success. We feel like we all have succeeded. When one of us makes history in a positive way, we feel we are one step closer out of the abyss of oppression and that we’re proving our haters wrong.”See? We’re not as bad as you think.”

But some people would prefer to ignore black achievements for something else. Anything else. Such was the case with NBC when it overshadowed Simone Manuel’s historical win in favor of taped footage of the Russian Olympic team. Naturally, the internet – Deadspin in particular – wasn’t going to let the media giant get away with it and clapped back.

By now, you should know that the Western media is not immune to racism in America. This is but one example of white supremacy. But there’s another, one that reminds us how being a white male is to be immune to harsh consequences for his actions, no matter how devastating.

You all remember the Brock Turner case? A former Stanford University student was arrested for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman after a campus party, but was given only six months in jail. Well, something similar happened with another student thanks to another lenient judge.

In Boulder, Colorado, former University of Colorado student Austin Wilkerson was arrested for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman after a St. Patrick’s Day party. Judge Patrick Butler sentenced Wilkerson to two years on work or school release and 20 years probation. He will spend his nights in jail and must register as a sex offender. The initial sentence is usually four to 12 years in prison.

Both Wilkerson and Turner are white males.

As expected, and rightfully so, this sparked outrage from the community of Boulder City and social media. The story gained national attention from mainstream and internet news outlets.

It doesn’t take much to theorize how drastically different the outcome would be if Wilkerson was black. Hell, if he was black and innocent, but still accused of rape, he would still be railroaded straight to prison. Don’t believe me? Ask Brian Banks.

In more news that will further make you distrust the American “justice” system, everyone’s witnessing the unrest in Milwaukee after an black man was gunned down by police during a traffic stop. Police said that the victim and another man ran from police. The victim was armed and was threatening the cops before he was murdered. The other man was arrested.

After news broke out about the incident, protesters gathered. The police responded, in some time later, fires broke out.

We all know the score. There will be folks that will defend the cop. The news media will dig up the victim’s past. In this case, it’s almost a certainty as the man was strapped with a gun. And the topics that will be purposely ignored are the conditions black people in the city face daily. Why a young black male would need to carry a gun will be answered with talks of a black criminal culture and the need for more cops to patrol black communities, never mentioning solutions to address the overlooked systematic racism that goes on in Milwaukee. Such is needed to maintain white supremacy as recently evidenced in Baltimore.

A recent report by the Department of Justice on the activities of the Baltimore Police Department revealed what the city’s black residents have known all along, that the policing in black communities was brewing with racism.

Of course, on the flip side, Baltimore’s rich white residents were treated with respect by cops. Imagine that.

The racism is on full display. But as you know, there will always be those that will deny and even defend it.

The Shooting of Kouren Thomas, What We Know and What To Expect


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A white man shot a black man to death, because he saw “hoodlums” outside. It’s sadly reminiscent to the death of Trayvon Martin four years ago.

39 year-old Chad Copley of Raleigh, North Carolina called the police to report that there were “hoodlums” outside in his neighborhood. The man he killed was Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas, a 20 year-old black male attending a party in the same neighborhood.

Prior to the shooting, during his 911 call, Copley said the following to the dispatcher:

“I’m on neighborhood watch. I am going to have the neighborhood meet these hoodlums out here racing up and down the street. It’s 1 in the morning. There’s some devil in them. They have firearms and we’re going to secure our neighborhood. If I was you, I would send PD out here as quickly as possible.”

But neighbors argue that Copley was never part of any neighborhood watch group. Some say there wasn’t even a neighborhood watch group to begin with. Yet, Copley took matters into his own hands and murdered Thomas.

It was reported by police that after the call was made, Copley went outside and shot Thomas. After the shooting, he made another call to authorities:

“We have a lot of people outside our house, yelling and shouting profanities. I yelled at them, ‘Please leave the premises.’ They were showing a firearm, so I fired a warning shot and, uh, we got somebody that got hit.”

The dispatcher then asked him if someone was shot.

“Well, I don’t know if they were shot or not, ma’am,” he told her. “I fired my warning shot like I’m supposed to by law. They do have firearms, and I’m trying to protect myself and my family. … Ma’am, I don’t know who they are. There’s frigging black males outside my frigging house with firearms. Please send PD.”

Copley then hung up.

Copley is currently facing murder charges and will probably get the death penalty if convicted.

Here’s what to expect to come from this latest chapter of gun-possessing white fear leading to the deaths of black lives. Though it’s not written in stone:

One, people will see similarities to Trayvon Martin’s shooting in 2012. If you recall, Martin, an unarmed black teen, was murdered by George Zimmerman after he was spotted by the neighborhood watch leader in a gated community in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman called 911 prior to the shooting to say that he spotted Trayvon and that “he’s up to no good“, among other racially charged statements.

Eventually, after chasing down Martin and wrestling him, Zimmerman shot and killed him. Zimmerman claimed self-defense even though he was armed and Martin was not. Plus, he weighed a lot more than Martin. He went to trial a year later in 2013 and was acquitted.

Two, this will likely gain the attention of civil rights organizations and the Black Lives Matter movement, especially within the Raleigh area. The movement has remained active after George Zimmerman’s trial and was galvanized after the shooting of Michael Brown two years ago.

Three, gun nuts, conservatives and all-around racists will defend Copley. News outlets will attempt to ‘thuggify’ Thomas. They will attempt to dig up Thomas’ past to find any tidbit of information as to any kind of wrongdoing. His legal past will be unearthed for “journalists” to reveal any sort of criminality. In other words, they will blatantly blame the victim and subliminally mold public opinion against him.

Four, there will be folks who will use the tired-ass “what about black-on-black crime” argument despite the fact that they don’t give a damn about black people, ‘black-on-black crime’ or that this racist society has laregly orchestrated the problem in the first place. They have never, nor will they ever do anything to fix the problem they falsely seem concerned about. And they will end up looking like racist ignoramuses who just like to complain.

Fifth, the worst-case scenario will be if Copley, like Zimmerman before him will also walk free. If not, he will get a lighter sentence than the death penalty, comparatively lighter than if Copley was black and Thomas was white…or if they both were black.

So far, the first prediction came to past. The others are remained to be seen as of now. This could change however. But for now, let’s learn who Kouren “Koury” Thomas was, according to those who knew him:

Kouren-Rodney Thomas had been working at McDonald’s in Raleigh since May 2014, his family said. He previously worked at Waffle House.

She was the youngest son of Simone Butler-Thomas, who, while holding a picture of him, told the Raleigh News & Observer, “This is my baby. He looks just like me.”

Family members told the newspaper Thomas was a “bit of a comedian.”

He was looking forward to helping his girlfriend, Amani Rooney, move into her dormitory at East Carolina University later this month.

Koury was my baby and I love him.

Quick Thoughts: Dylann Roof, George Zimmerman, Korryn Gaines and More


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It was bound to happen sooner or later. Dylann Roof, the white supremacist murderer who shot and killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015, got assaulted in prison by black prisoner Dwayne Stafford.

It was reported that Roof was on his way to the shower when he got jumped by Stafford who socked him several times. Roof’s injuries are not life-threatening.

Roof will not press charges, and police will not consider the act as being racially motivated.

Speaking of racists, Trayvon Martin’s killer and all-around douche bag George Zimmerman reportedly got punched in the face in a Florida restaurant. What did he do this time? Apparently, he was bragging about killing Trayvon Martin.

Well, someone didn’t take too kindly with his usual assholery, and did something about it by giving him one across the face.

Now, anyone wanna bet that a white racist clown somewhere will declare the attacks against Roof and Zimmerman to be ‘hate crimes’? Some fool will deny that the Charleston church massacre was about racial hatred, but will, in the same breath, argue that the assault had everything to do with race.

Zimmerman’s fans will say virtually the same thing, except the race of the dude who sucker-punched Zimmerman is not yet revealed. Yet, the image of Trayvon Martin, the thug is still heavily pronounced in the minds of racist and ‘not-racist-but’ trolls. And they still look up to him for having done what they consider is ‘necessary’ against the imaginary and over-exaggerated scourge of crowds of hoodie-wearing black criminals roaming the streets.

It’s the image that probably lead to the police shooting of Korryn Gaines. However, unlike most notable deaths of black people at the hands of cops, she wasn’t exactly unarmed. According to reports, she was strapped as she barricaded herself in her apartment for hours with a shotgun after Baltimore police served her a warrant for traffic violations.

To make a long story short, there was an eventual confrontation. Gaines threatened the cops. And she was ultimately gunned down with her 5 year-old son injured in the crossfire.

I have to ask. Was it really that necessary to use lethal force for arresting someone over traffic tickets? Of course, people are going to answer ‘yes’, without realizing how many armed white folks faced off with police, but was arrested alive without injury.

Also, Gaines was a black. So, that makes her more dangerous by default, huh white America?

And while white America is on my mind, I wonder how their conservative brethren are handling the Roger Ailes scandal. The fallen CEO of Fox News is still drowning in drama over sexual harassment allegations made by more than two dozen women. And it has gotten worse as it was reported that he spent millions in hush money to make sure the women stayed quiet and to attack his enemies overall.

But conservatives will do what they do best, blame an imaginary conspiracy plotted by lib-tards lefties liberals and their media.

This is probably what ‘conservatism’ means to them, conserve their bullshit to put on a front as being ‘morally responsible’. Too bad that it never works out for them as there’s always a crack in their armor.

Currently, their biggest crack is in the form of a certain old white male billionaire jackass with bad hair campaigning for office. Luckily, if you can call it that considering his opponent is slightly a better candidate – slightly – polls show that he’s lagging behind Hillary Clinton based on responses from their appearances from their Presidential conventions. But that doesn’t guarantee a defeat for the Donald. I’m still dreading this year’s election. And it appears that no matter who wins, as in any election, some people are going to get screwed big time.

Coming Soon: A New Version of ‘Quick Thoughts’



Less than a few years ago, I discontinued the ‘Quick Thoughts’ segment of my blog. But I thought about bring it back as some events don’t require long articles to explain. Sometimes all it takes is  a short paragraph or two.

I’ve decided to bring back ‘Quick Thoughts’ with a slight change. I won’t comment on just one event. I’ll respond to a few at a time in each post.

I don’t know if this will be a weekly thing, a bi-weekly thing or whatever. But I will make brief essays on whatever’s going on in the world.

Stay tuned and as always, feel free to comment.

Coming Soon To a Theater Near You, Another White Man Saves People of Color


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I only saw a glimpse of the preview for the upcoming movie The Great Wall, but what I saw I thought was hallucinating a bit. I thought I saw a white dude in what appears to be battle armor in the middle of what looks like a war. Turns out, the guy I saw was Matt Damon, and last time I checked, he was definitely white. And I knew that the title of the film indicated that the setting was in China as that’s where the Great Wall is. When it was revealed that the movie will feature a white male actor playing the lead hero, one thought came across my mental ticker. ‘Here we go again.”

Asian-Americans including famed actress Constance Wu were not amused. The star of the hit ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat says that she’s sick of Hollywood “whitewashing heroism”. She wrote a lengthy yet poignant letter expressing her frustrations with Hollywood’s continuous obsession with white people saving the world, especially the lives of people of color:


As you can see, Wu pulled no punches. She wasn’t about to hear any bullshit excuses or whitesplaining babble people of color have heard a thousand times. She even went after the tired-old “It’s about money excuse“.

Sadly, we’ve seen this troupe before in past films such as Dangerous Minds, The Help, The Blind Side, Avatar and The Air Up There, to name a few. And we will see more of the same in future films like the casting of Scarlett Johansson as lead protagonist Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In the Shell – a movie based on the 1995 anime of the same name.

Call me pessimistic, but if the bigwigs of Hollywood haven’t wised up to see that their audiences of color are tired of seeing white people always saving their people from doom or that they’re sick and tired of seeing white actors cast in protagonist roles more suitable, written and intended for people of color, then it’s likely they’ll never get with the program. The push for white supremacy remains strong in the entertainment industry with white saviors as part of the racist propaganda machine. Of course, no one is saying that white people can’t be heroes, but dammit, they ARE NOT the only heroes, in real life or on the big screen.

For the moment, let’s just thank the Heavens and breathe a sigh of relief that they didn’t cast someone like say…Benedict Cumberbatch as the leading role for the 2018 Black Panther movie. (Nothing against Cumberbatch or his acting prowess. It just would not be too far-fetched, given Hollywood’s record, that the thought of having a white actor play a black African superhero would cross their minds.)