Black people are standing up and demanding to be seen, and to matter, in ways I have read about in history books, but have never experienced in my lifetime.
Whether we are talking about #themovementforblacklives or #sayhername, as a community we are requiring that our full humanity not only be recognized, but that safe spaces be created for the expression of that full humanity—whether good, bad, or ugly.
The only place you'll be able to find blondes is if they stuffed the last living specimen in a museum.
What you're basically asking for is for every other ethnicity to get their blood completely washed away by the tidal wave that is South/East Asian numbers.
It means bearing witness to our struggles and our pain; it means transforming silence into action regarding those struggles and that pain.
Because we all know that silence often means complicity, and we out here trying to get all-the-way free.
It’s like they can f*** us unapologetically but can’t stand up and speak out for us unapologetically. I’m sick of seeing my white friends with mixed babies ignoring the racist realities of this country that are plaguing the black community.
I’m sick of white people fetishizing black bodies when they’re laying up with them and then continuing to objectify black bodies as they lay bleeding in the streets due to a trigger happy racial profiling cop by justifying that officer’s actions.
From the 1660s to the 1960s, forty-one territories, colonies, or states enacted laws—anti-miscegenation statutes—barring sex or marriage between blacks and whites, and many states ultimately made marriage across the color line a felony.Celebrities have long been trendsetters, making it no surprise that entertainers, athletes and writers engaged in interracial marriage long before such unions were legal.While opponents of interracial marriage today often say that such marriages are doomed, a number of longtime Hollywood couples consist of interracial duos.He was Delpy's first choice for the film, and that they form an interracial couple is almost besides the point. " Film Review: 2 Days in New York THR: What’s the difference between an American in Paris, and French people in New York? Delpy: It’s different -- I mean, an American in Paris was really a fish out of water. Ex-boyfriends, the city, taxi drivers, the people: everything seems like it’s attacking and closing in."I was like, okay, we’re not in 1962, I’m not going to make a mix couple where, that’s the subject matter of the film," she says. This is a movie, it’s a man and a woman, that’s the problem. The city was taking over, almost the city was more present. Here it’s very different, like everything is fine, they’re in New York, they’re in their element, everything should be fine.