Hollywood likes them to be/appear biracial or racially ambiguous, as close to Eurocentric features as possible, and anything far from crayola brown to make white audiences feel comfortable enough to tune in.
This is Harriet Tubman, a former slave, iconic leader, hero, and abolitionist.
This is Jaqueline Fleming, a biracial woman (Danish-German and Black American) who portrayed Tubman in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer.
But we supposed to keep quiet and go with the flow…
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Terri Conley, professor of psychology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan ( link )
" ‘Bitch’ to me is supreme, A lot of the time people use the word ‘Bitch’ because they can’t find a word that’s stronger than that. So if you use the word bitch, You know you mean something when you say that! It’s strong, You know what i’m saying? So it’s like When Missy uses “She’s a bitch”… I took it as ‘THAT Bitch. ” - Lil’ Kim, Elle Magazine Interview 1999.
Lauryn Hill and Chilli
" You live to fight another day, son. "
Black Actresses: Part I
Oprah Winfrey | Octavia Spencer | Gina Torres | Lupita Nyong’o | Viola Davis | Lynn Whitfield | Rochelle Aytes | Halle Berry | Gibourey Sidibe | Kerry Washington | Tracee Ellis-Ross | Amber Riley | Thandie Newton | Nicole Beharie | Kandyse McClure | Sanaa Lathan | Joy Bryant | Jurnee Smollett