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There is a difference between allowing a Black woman to entertain you and listening to her story. This has been on my mind after seeing image after image of Lupita Nyong’o’s beauty. It also reminds me of the treatment that Viola Davis received after The Oscar’s and The Help. Lupita Nyong’o has a YALE MFA c/o ‘12.

Black girls with Yale MFA’s have stories to tell. Where is the narrative about that? In fact the hyper focus on her beauty rather than on her beauty AND her training, and her craft is lightweight disrespectful. ~@Reninawrites

There is a Difference Between Allowing a Black Woman to Entertain You and Listening To Her Story. (via newmodelminority)


But the wage gap varies significantly by race, according to an analysis from the research organization AAUW. While white women experienced that 78 percent figure, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women made 65 percent of what white men made in 2013, African-American women made 64 percent, American Indian and Alaska Native women made 59 percent, and Hispanic women made just 54 percent. Asian-American women are the only group doing better than white women, making 90 percent of white men’s earnings.

Woah, staggering.

American Healthcare Is So Bad for Women of Color It May Violate the UN Convention


But we’ve found ourselves in a cultural climate that appears increasingly unlikely to promote the skills required to think coherently about ourselves or how properly to converse with each other. The trouble with a sound-bite culture that resents complexity and lacks the patience to listen to (or read) any account of people, places, or events that doesn’t somehow prove we’re in the right is that it eventually becomes a sort of feedback loop playing over in our heads even when we aren’t tuned in to the television, radio, or computer screen. Our minds become populated with the slogans, short answers, talking points, and clichés that made us feel strong and in control when we heard them, and we only like to hear them reaffirmed
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