A black boy gets murdered and his community stands up for him and are attacked by police for over 2 months and are deemed animals and violent rioters
white people set cars on fire over some damn pumpkins and get called “rowdy” aint that some shit
Apparently Karla Souza’s character, Laurel Castillo, on How to Get Away With Murder was originally written as Laurel Wilden, a white character, but she asked the writers if they could change her into a latina and they did.
Karla Souza could’ve easily played a white character on the show. Instead she wanted to play as a latina. She wanted to break away from the stereotypical latino roles you always see on tv.
A Latina is playing a smart and quiet law school student on a hit show. You don’t see that often. You don’t really see latinos playing these parts in Hollywood. I’m so excited about the latino representation showing on my tv. Especially when it’s successful women in law or medicine.
Also I think it’s safe to say I’m officially a fan of Karla Souza.
LOOK I’M NOT TRYNA TAKE AWAY FROM WHAT THE OP IS SAYING BC THEYRE RIGHT BUT KARLA IS ALSO VERY WHITE WHICH I THINK IS P. IMPORTANT AS TO WHY SHE’S GETTING THE ROLES SHE’S GETTING LIKE GOOD FOR HER I’M EXCITED FOR HER +BUT WE CAN’T FORGET THAT AN ACTOR WHO’S A LOT DARKER THAN HER WOULD NEVER GET ROLES LIKE THIS
Some of y’all need to write “My ancestors were not from egypt” on the chalkboard 2000 times…
why y’all so ashamed of west africa?
Why y’all hate it so much?
A recent study from Duke University’s School of Medicine found that the available HPV vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, don’t prevent the HPV infections common in black women. Gardasil and Cervarix protect against HPV 16, HPV 18, HPV 6 and HPV 11 — strains that are notorious for causing cervical cancers. The only problem? HPV 16 and 18 occur more in white women than black women, who tend to show HPV subtypes 33, 35, 58, and 68. So while white women might also not be protected from all strains by the HPV vaccine, they are certainly in a much safer position than black women.
“HPV 16 and 18 occur less frequently in African-Americans than in whites,” Dr. Cathrine Hoyo, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Duke University School of Medicine, told Health Day. Duke’s study looked at 600 abnormal pap smears and found that almost 86 percent of the women examined had detectable HPV. Yet, as Hoyo explained, “African-Americans had half the HPV 16 and 18 frequency as whites did.”
As Bustle reported last summer, this disparity may be the reason that African-American women are 20 percent more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer…It’s upsetting that Gardasil leaves many black women without adequate protection against HPV and cervical cancer. Conflating the healthcare needs of white women with those of black women keeps us from accessing adequate treatment in multiple areas, and this is especially troubling when it comes to HPV. Had there been funding for a vaccine specifically designed for my black, female body, a shot that protects my body as well as it does white women, I might very well be HPV-free today.
black feminists need to make a list of all the shit that we’ve invented that’s been stolen from us by white and non-black feminists.
appropriation of the term intersectionality
appropriation of the symbol for black feminism
add other things that y’all can think of to this list
I’ve noticed people taking Carefree Black Girl and inserting themselves in it. Which bothers me.
omg what the hell?
misusing the term carefree black girl
inserting themselves in the natural hair movement
Yeah. They take out Black and replace it with Carefree *insert race/ethnicity here* Girl. Which is so blatantly wrong. Like, how lazy do you have to be? Create your own shit.