Tuesday, October 28, 2014
This man and woman were talking about ABC's Thursday night tv line up and the woman said "that viola davis- i think that's her name. She aint no Halle Berry but Kerry Washington and she is okay looking for dark-skinned women until she took off her wig and eyelashes and wiped that make up off."
"Yeah what was that about?"
I wasn't going to be silent about the comment.
I said; "Correction. Halle Berry, Viola Davis, and Kerry Washington are three gorgeous black women, period, end of sentence."
They didn't say anything.
I'm not confrontational at all. Most of the time I just listen and say to myself 'that's bullshit' but when it comes to critiquing any group of people based on skin tone, I feel compelled to speak up. My future daughters may have viola's skin tone or halle's , or in between, and they are not going to be described as adjectives other than those similar to the words beautiful and smart.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
About black people in Oregon.
There are 2 kinds: those that moved here, and those that were born and raised here who would rather run through a plate glass window to their deaths than be convinced they were black. That has been my experience here.
That is all.