not here for y’all singing to the heavens about how beautiful Lupita’s skin tone is then turning around and shitting on Gabourey Sidibe or Rachel Jeantel or Whoopi Goldburg or whomever for THEIR skin tone.
if you only like dark skin when it’s on a thin, “properly feminine” body then you don’t like dark skin.
Like, do you understand? A black man’s story, written by a black man, directed by a black man, was named best screenplay and best film and features the best supporting actress in a film. BLACK EXCELLENCE!
Slavery movies get turned into obligatory white guilt masturbation fests instead of being seen as a way to break the silence that history written by white men has imposed on the voices of the enslaved.
This whole “don’t pit women against each other” only seems to arise when a black woman is preferred to her white counterpart…. it removes that white counterpart from what they represent: an industry that has been conformed to their presence - conformed to whiteness - in which a plethora of opportunities awaits them on the basis of whiteness alone, their longevity guaranteed.
I’m sure folk stanning for Lupita and not giving a good gotdamn about Jennifer won’t kill her.