The Entitlement and Privilege Just Leaps Out, Huh?

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On social media, there were a lot of Black people and people of color who wondered whether Biden/Kamala winning the presidential election would shift white people’s focus away from marginalized communities. Unsurprisingly, but still annoyingly, that shift has already commenced. It was marginalized communities of Black people—especially Black women, Latinx people, Indigenous people, disabled people who not only rallied themselves, but did amazing work to fight voter suppression, and register a slew of new voters. But apparently, now that Biden won, we have to focus on the most important thing—how white people are feeling. …


Allyship Till It’s Your Friend—Then It’s “Bigger Issues”

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2020 is the premiere year for exposing all the problematic MAGA hat-wearing, “a little Republican” lying, “play a tree” foolishness of celebrities. I’m truly interested in seeing a compiled list of all the people who showed their true colors in 2020, because that list is long and diverse.

But this is about Chris Pratt, and the ludicrous need to show him support on social media because…he’s the least favorite Chris.

It started so simple. This isn’t the first poll about the celeb Chrises, but times are different and we know more about some of these celebrities.

That being the…


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Image of a cinema in a pink hue
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During the pandemic, while grueling and heartbreaking given the countless, senseless loss of lives, there was one thing many people hoped for. That, as various industries were forced to adjust to a more remote form of work, which allowed for a bit more inclusion, it would continue when the pandemic ends. People hoped that schools and jobs that could easily be done remotely for some would allow that option for those who work and learn better from home even after the pandemic passes.

For film critics, the hope was that the festivals and screeners would be available virtually after the…


Arturo Alfonso Schomburg among Masons in April, 1922. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

“History must restore what slavery took away, for it is the social damage of slavery that the present generation must repair and offset. Pride of race is the antidote to prejudice…” — Arturo Schomburg

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture — originally named The Division of Negro Literature, History and Prints — opened in 1925 in Harlem, and thanks to the initial contributions in 1926 of the man for whom it was named, it flourished. Without any prior knowledge of the history, upon hearing his last name, you might make assumptions about his identity. …


For A Group That Complains About “Victim” Mentality They Love To Invoke It

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My day got brighter when I heard that Gina Carano had been dropped from her series and supposed potential spinoff for The Mandalorian. Of course there’s no guarantee it’ll stick as organizations such as these don’t defer to such trivial matters as moral dilemmas, but rather what will financially line their wallets most. Still it was a bright spot that day. The last straw was an IG story the actress posted that drew a parallel between Jewish people being persecuted during the Holocaust by neighbors (according to Carano’s post) and alt-right being persecuted in the United States. Let’s be clear…


These were White award shows and still are

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When I woke up and saw the nominations for the Golden Globes, and the shutting out of almost all talent that wasn’t White, I was furious. Particularly as the nominations made no sense, but then again many of us are judging based on talent, not based on White comfort or White preferences. However, this awards show is White, just like the Oscars and the majority of awards shows here. Their origins, like most establishments praised for their longevity, means they existed and began at a time when Black people and people of color were not even considered to be a…


Prove To Me You Are Worthy

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Black man sitting down writing in a notebook
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Freelance writing as a Black writer or PoC writer is filled with stress. At best, we are ignored by major outlets except when Black History Month rolls around or another month that focuses on a non-white group. The consensus is “we will look like assholes if we don’t have one of them write something for us”. Albeit, we are hired to contribute. Our income is a game of “will I survive this month” because they only want one or two tokens, if that, same as on their staff.

Few outlets staff us and even fewer staff us in numbers. You’ll…


With White Friends Like These…

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A Snapshot

Awhile back, I was working with a white woman. Immediately we discussed the contract and rules regarding working together. She agreed and signed the contract. The contract required a minimum number of hours a week—2 hours—and, if she canceled, it was up to her to reschedule so that the minimum was met. Within a few months, we’d had a total of about 6 hours when we should’ve been at 12. Options of rescheduling were rebuffed and, though we discussed remote online work, she complained it was too much of a challenge to set up after her one attempt.

I made…


Miya Ponsetto Is A Perfect Example Of The Villain/Victim Bait and Switch

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One of the most infuriating and manipulative experiences is being a victim of an injustice and see the perpetrator claim victimhood. It’s a common occurrence, and white people typically employ this. But white women are in a particular league of their own with their ability to hide behind guilelessness to circumvent punishment. This innocence is provided by the patriarchal system but is a curse overall, yet white women use it—wielding it as deftly as a sword—when their conduct catches up with them. The incident that occurred in a Soho hotel is peak white feminism, calling for support against the patriarchy.


Mad I Said White Liberals…Again? Oh Well

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When I said white liberals were failing after the November election, it created a furor of sensitive, “focus on me” complaints in the comments. They weren’t like those white people. They were all different and yet, unsurprisingly, they all sounded the same. They wanted recognition for being different, which is a staple of whiteness wanting congratulatory pats on the back for doing the bare minimum of work—if they actually did anything. I did not think this fake nonsense could get worse…until I woke up the day after the Georgia runoffs and saw what white people had created online.

White people…

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