For it isn’t Dido that is being swept off her feet, it’s the viewers. Viewers are seduced by romance that distorts the facts of yet another testament to the conflict of being black and female. The resurrection of a tragic mullatto story as a timeless romance adds to the collective amnesia needed to distance those within and beyond the African diaspora of their roots.
The very division of the documentaries into Dark Girls and Light Girls, depicts the restricted and troublesome classification of black women. If we can’t even be joined together in documentary, how can we hold hand in a racist system that is against us both?
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While the sight of black bodies on television and movies does not seem remarkable in contemporary society, there was once … More
Thus, the initial indifference to Frankie’s story in Frankie and Alice, depicts a reality of mental illness within black femininity, that society is just not ready to accept. So, it wasn’t Alice’s story that was initially rejected, it was Frankie’s.
Millennials have rejoiced in popular culture’s transformation of science fiction books into block buster films. The films have acquired a … More