You can call me Rod.
Olivia Cole - Lucy: Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen (via whatwhiteswillneverknow)
So can we please, please stop talking about how it “doesn’t matter” whose in film/tv/media in general, because it’s based on who “earned” it? Because the system is completely rigged - the whitewashing is intentional; the inundation and simultaneous erasure is intentional. There is no way any of the above can happen without the rules that white supremacy has set in place, allowing white folks to ‘win’. Because they are seen as the ‘norm’, anything can be projected onto them, and are seen as universal. They can portray any race, any character with any personality, any scenario in any time. But they really can’t, because the Black and Brown people of this world (who by the way make up the majority of the world) know better, and we are sick of standing by watching this bullshit. P.s., the boot-strap theory or D.I.Y. myth doesn’t work either, because when we try to do for ourselves, we get shut down or criticized as divisive for trying. But this is why, and this is important to consider.(via ho-ho-my-lad)
"I’m not vaccinating my kids because they’ll build up immunity naturally anyway"