Hello, I'm Tesla (Tessla, Tess, ladybug).I'm a southern girl. I enjoy afros, the seventies, fried pickles, being barefoot, upside down kisses, hipsters, flirty glances from across the room, and soul music. Oh yeah, and I'm a Terp! Turtle Power!
Kristen Stewart, Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Aniston, Katherine Heigl, Blake Lively and a whole flurry of mediocre white actresses (who btw play the same roles OVER AND OVER) are always offered roles. Meanwhile, Oscar nominated/winning black actresses (who have won other awards prestigious as well) are struggling to remain relevant. Just because there are a lot of black led TV shows coming this fall, that doesn’t mean the struggle is over or lessening. Many of these actresses have had to move onto TV roles or do both because they haven’t been offered enough (or appropriate) roles.
But white folks too quick to say we have ‘enough’ roles for Black folks in media…
As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution it’s really scary it’s really infuriating it’s really exhausting
Apparently, Almay has this new line of foundation or some shit, and it’s tag line is celebrating the fact that there are only three shades rather than 100. And I’m like this is exactly what white privilege, light skin privilege is, in makeup. There are three shades two are basically two slightly different shades of white, and then there’s like a tan shade.
There’s 100 shades for products because people come in 100+ different shades. Ugh. Almay go bankrupt you fucking suck.