Diamond Dust #AmericanDOS#BreakingBrown - These excerpts will be from "The Jews of Capitol Hill: A Compendium of Jewish Congressional Members"- Kurt Stone- William Mallory Levy - like Biden & 3 strike legislation - Levy authored 1877 Compromise ie the beginning of Jim Crow
Diamond Dust #AmericanDOS#BreakingBrown William Mallory Levy - the author of the 1877 Compromise - IE the massive Reconstruction set back of Black People in the United States - the Joe Biden of the 1870's
We must be able to see historical parallels so as not to repeat - No to Joe Biden in 2020 - he is the William Mallory Levy of our time. #AmericanDos#BreakingBrown
Here is why Cynthia Erivo, in particular, should not play Harriet Tubman.
TL; DR: There’s a troubling pattern of Cynthia repeatedly, deliberately, selectively *choosing* to not give respect to African-American heritage – the heritage of Harriet Tubman. #HarrietDeservesBetter
Note: There’s an argument to be made against Africans/non-DOS Brits playing important African-American figures – & vice versa. Performance & perspective, where & how we take up space, larger economic & cultural issues at play.
Others have unpacked that; this thread won’t.
This thread is about why Cynthia Erivo should not play Harriet Tubman, “the Moses of her people” & a sacred African-American ancestor. It goes beyond Cynthia’s birthplace, accent, heritage & even her association with an ethnic bigot.