I can’t stop laughing. I’ve got tears in my eyes because I sit here, all I can do is shake my head at the fact that everything I’ve been saying about black women being screwed over by the feminist movement and the civil rights movement just keeps coming true. I can’t make this crap up.
Clutch[ linked removed] is reporting that a young black woman tweeted that she’d auditioned for the new season of power rangers and even though she did well, she was told that she didn’t get the part because they already hired a black guy and they couldn’t hire two blacks.
(Please save your had shakes for the end of the paragraph.) But that’s okay right? because black women can look for other opportunities elsewhere, they’re bountiful right? Well let’s see … Let’s travel to the other end of the spectrum, and see what happening on the feminist front surely us black women can find someone anyone in our corner?
Don’t hold your breath. You while the first woman was being screwed because a black person had already been cast by a MAN. Another black woman was getting fucked out of her Job because she was a woman who was BLACK.
Another Clutch article [Link removed] Is reporting that this store is facing a race discrimination suit because they wanted blond hair and blue eyed workers and this black woman was fired for a white woman with blond hair even though she had LESS experience.
Now tell me again that the civil rights movement is working cohesively to protect black women. Now tell me again that the feminist movement cares about my sorry black ass. That’s right you can’t. Can you? And if you did I’d have to cyber punch you. Because you’d be a fucking liar.
This isn’t the first time either black women have been fucked by this “All the women are white all the blacks are men” Bullshit. How many nickelodeon shows on the air show a black girl currently? I can think of only one off the top of my head. (oh and the now defunct True Jackson VP)
How many Disney shows show a black girl? Again I can think of one. (A.N.T Farm) aside from this most of the shows have black guys while black women are near non existent. And if they are existent the black women are mean (Victorious, Drake and Josh) overweight and unattractive in comparison to their white counterparts (Good luck charlie) or just plain erased.
See what black woman aren’t realizing is that black women don’t need to be given ‘toke’ roles for either women or blacks. Because both black men and white women have that on lock. Who needs black women cast when they’ve got hits like Icarly? Who needs to hire a black women when you can get a blonde?
I can only SMH now as everything I’ve (and many other women) have been pointing out comes true over and over.
Oh I’m sure there’s the people who want to say this happens to black men too, or that all women have problems finding a roll. But think about this, when there is a token black man on TV is he shown in the same light as the black women usually are? Usually they are the loud, fat overweight(Glee), angry fools. (expect in rare occasions like A.N.T Farm?)In fact the black boy on good luck charlie, isn’t this way at all (And of course he’s in love with the pretty, lily white Teddy) Or if black men have show (everybody hates Chris) the black woman is a reused stereotype. Or like on the popular show Degrassi while there are both a black guy and a black girl on the show. One of them has only had two maybe three episodes dedicated to themselves, while the other gets weeks worth of episodes. Want to guess which one got the shaft? It shouldn’t be hard to guess.
Oh I’m sure that there are people who are going to say, “Well there used to be a black girl on Power Rangers in the nineties” but think about this. Truly ask yourself this. How many shows in the 90’s had black women headlining the show? How many shows today.
It shouldn’t take long to tally those up you probably won’t need more than one hand to do it. But I’ll leave you with this. For two movements that have supposedly helped “protect” blacks and women. Black Women sure do keep getting screwed.