I ran across this video, on the Denison Feminist’s Facebook page and my initial reaction was, “WOW”. I must say there was a shock factor, and then I went all Olivia Pope, and started to think, “now ain’t this a real scandal!” But folks I ain’t surprised. Watching this reminded me of a discussion we had in class about rappers and their images, and how no matter how big they seem to us, they are not in charge. They are still largely controlled by the mostly white, male, executives, and these executives have a huge say in their images. This video did three things for my life
1. It reminded me that in 2014, while i do attended a predominately white institution, and my president is BLACK, there are still people in elevated positions of power, that basically hate me for no other reason than my skin is a beautiful ebony color.
2. Although people of color have made dramatic impacts on this country, like Magic Johnson , our accomplishments can be easily pushed aside and disregarded even in our fields of expertise.
3. It reiterated the fact that I cannot expect people to change, or do what is seemingly right and just, because they don’t have to, instead this video motivated me to want to fight harder especially with finals knocking on my door. I will be the change I want to see, there are a lot of stupid racist people out there, but there are a lot of good ones too, and the face of America is changing so all those in denial supremacist folks better be aware, because the U.S.A is not a white out any more, its a rainbow.