Reasons why I’m excited for “Dear White People:”
- Black actors portraying 3-dimensional characters
- Honest social commentary
- Targeted to the college age demographic
- Thorough exploration of the various forms of racism in America
- Tessa Thompson’s voice and Tyler William’s afro wig
Reasons why I’m not excited for “Dear White People:”
- White people calling it racist
- Mainstream media agreeing with the white people calling it racist
And despite these motherfuckers being able to say they’re 1/16 Cherokee or something even more vague, it’s never linked to an actual person or place.
But let a Black person say, “My grandfather’s mother had a Native American father,” and these people wanna be all, “But blood quantum!”
Joseph Boulogne loved music. The singing of the birds, the beat of drums, the peal of church bells—and most of all, the soaring notes of his violin. But as the son of a white plantation owner and a black slave, newly arrived in France from the West Indies, what chance did Joseph have for success with his music? Here is the true story of an extraordinary boy who overcame the prejudices of his peers to become one of the finest classical musicians in all of Europe.
I LOVE his music. The combination of virulent anti-blackness and the repercussions of the French Revolution, sadly, destroyed many of his works. Sigh.