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T. @RickyRawls
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Check out the grief this black guy is getting from other black people for asking this question. Then check his profile to see more of the grief.
There is a term for people who take culture usually from oppressed people without permission, cultural appropriation, but we need a term for when members of oppressed group are eager to give their culture away to other groups to exploit.
Tons of blue checks including a Britney Packyetti, Deray’s TFA buddy from the Ferguson protests, and Reign of April, from Oscars so White fame
This is how all these negroes caping for this white woman in @DjChubbESwagg’s mentions look right now
I also suspect she’s one of those white liberals that they’ve befreinded and who can give many of them work down the line so they need to stay ingratiated?
Yes my guess is hip hop is to them mainly a straight black male enterprise and is therefore inherently problematic anyway and can use a white woman’s touch. If it was a white man curating a black feminism exhibit they’d lose it no matter his credentials
These people’s activism is nothing but individualistic striving, quid pro quo, brand building, white validation, and cronyism
I’m not saying this woman needs to lose her job or that she’s not qualified. Just that it’s a valid question to ask and to have all these prominent black ppl who love to ask similar questions in other instances now turn into rabid bulldogs on her behalf is such a bad look
Oh geez so first all these black people snitched and tattled on him by tagging her on twitter and demanding he speak to her (why?) then he ended up giving in 😞
I personally don’t care that much because I don’t put much weight on that museum. Their first speaker to host an event there, i think opening day, was Luvvie, and the first movie they showed there was Loving, about an interracial relationship. Here’s their reasoning
Putting aside the fact that of all the possible black movies in the history of film they could have chosen as their first film, they chose one written and directed and produced by white people about interracial relationships as being representative of their mission...
...the choice of that movie was problematic for a bunch of other reasons, as it was a kind of shady story in real life as I describe in this thread
As for why Luvvie is a problematic choice for being the inaugural speaker at an African-American museum, listen to the podcast we did about her here…
Something else notable about the African-American museum choosing Loving as its first movie on the grounds that it’s “symbolic of the mission of the museum”’s a movie that centers a white man and excludes black men from the main narrative. That’s symbolic of your mission?
That’s why to me the question should shift from the hiring of this woman to asking a macro question about whether this museum is even primarily for black people and if not, who? How much of an honor should we deem it to be selected by them given what they’ve displayed so far?
To sum up, I’m not upset with museum because this is unfortunately consistent with what they do + their mission. I’m more disappointed in these black people w/platforms rabidly attacking a black man on her behalf just for asking perfectly valid questions they often ask themselves
These people have so many followers while the guy they’re siccing their followers on has like 6K. All for a highly successful white woman whose livelihood is in *no danger*. He wasn’t getting her fired in a million years.
What’s interesting tho is she didn’t even have to tweet a single word in her own defense for him to get badgered into apologizing. The black ppl did it for her. The most she had to do was thank them for their service
“Tag her!”
“Have a conversation with her!”
“Let her explain her credentials to you and school you”
“Wait, you expect missus to take time out of her busy day to talk to you? How dare you!”

Apparently these are the shirts that Kid Noble guy sells? amazing
If anyone is going to respond to @ReignOfApril over the hypocrisy of making #OscarsSoWhite and then behaving the way she did, do me a favor and add the hashtag #SmithsonianSoWhite
So one of the employees of the museum tweeted this. This is what I mean by “get the bag and fuck everyone else” culture that infects woke spaces. Just the idea she thought this was okay to tweet
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