Blackness in the media is equated with animalistic behavior and barbarism. The animators’ choice to portray Black characters as less than human, sub-human if you will, reinforces this idea.
But today, looking back on Obama’s legacy and looking ahead to Kamala’s, I can no longer afford to fall into the comfort that seeing a Black person succeed brings me.
A new club on campus, Noir Collective is proving that being a creative is a viable option for Black people and is creating a space for them to explore creativity, especially with other artists.
It goes without being said that I was not surprised when I received a text message featuring an image of two female Asian students sporting modern variations of Black face with the caption, “We’re in the zulu (sic) tribe.”
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