Originally Posted by Hector Savage
The really frightening thing is (yes it's real) she is a planetary scientist for NASA - so you'd imagine some sort of intelligence there.
How f*cking condescending tho ?
"Let the little black people enjoy their film"
That movie really really irked me!
It's a bang average Marvel flick, not the Uber masterpiece that half the world praised to high heaven as a breakthrough "movie of colour"
Even it having Oscar wins over some other much much better popcorn fare generated by Marvel is annoying.
I heard it described as Nigga Cat, and I can't think of it anymore as anything else.
Racism is obviously a serious issue for those affected, and for those of us who are lucky enough to be gifted with the auld white privilege...
It's not "as" serious...
But the censorship of the use of words and of language because of the inferred hurt or potential banana skin of upsetting others, is to my mind the wrong way to deal with it.
As is claiming the word, as has become de riguer for many movements.
Yes, the idea of appropriating the word to diminish it's "power" is a nice thought.
But it all too quickly becomes a means of identity and ensuring the "right" people use the word.
I saw this tweet today and it struck me just how true it's becoming.
Outrage is becoming a default position.
Nuance, context and humour are subjective but unfortunately these days they are all to often not even considered.