Here’s Why I’m Forsaking All That’s Mainstream and Submerging Myself in Black Media Instead

Great read and perspective!

The Black Feminist Geek

I’ve had enough. I’m tired of TV shows set in fantasy lands where no black people exist and seeing it played off as if that’s somehow realistic. I’ve had enough of the token black person (usually a handsome, “respectable-looking” black man) thrown in at the edge of cast photo as an obvious ploy for diversity. I’ve had enough of a film industry where the most popular black female characters were men in dresses, because the only big black woman popular society will accept is one who’s a joke.

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