Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
"I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn’t much of a stretch."
The Phantom of the Opera: Overly dramatic opera singer is caught between a dick boyfriend and a serious case of Stockholm syndrome.
Wicked: Misunderstood loner chick tries to help people and everyone fucks her over anyway.
West Side Story: Romeo and Juliet with really tame gangs and sassy Puerto Ricans.
Grease: If your asshole love interest doesn't like your personality, change everything about yourself.
Rent: AIDS sucks.
Cats: Freaky looking cats. That's it. There's literally no plot.
We’ll go down to the bar to meet everyone and they’d be like, “Right, we’re off” so we just have to go back up to our room for a sleepover. But that will change when I turn eighteen.