If White Characters Were Described Like People of Colour in Literature @ Buzzfeed
Worth reading for #16 alone.
Comment: “When someone writes their skin is like “mocha” or “chocolate”, for me it ignites my imagination. It’s better than just saying the person was black, It’s a beautiful description and implies a certain warmth or sweetness of the character.”
Literally said “Ew” aloud when I read that.
Was giving a *)))nostalgia*** look at the old arts & entertainment blog I had in high school (which had like, 2 other readers) and came across an old post that was clearly written at the height of my Bronte revival phase, back when they announced that they were doing a Wuthering Heights movie. I suggested Cillian Murphy for Heathcliff, Eva Green for Cathy, and Eddie Redmayne as Edgar Linton. Am actually groaning/rolling a little internally at the thought of how great that would have been and how it WILL NEVER HAPPEN NOW.
What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid.