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mafiastreet

Get to the Source: What I dont get about television.

bana05:

witchsistah:

the-nubian-mafia:

(WARNING* lots of rhetorical questions)

I have noticed a growing trend with television today. Almost every t.v. show has that one Black Woman who

  1. has to be that strong woman that takes A LOT of shit but shouldn’t complain
  2. usually helps EVERYONE but herself.
  3. is…

Almost every t.v. show has that one Black Woman who

  1. has to be that strong woman that takes A LOT of shit but shouldn’t complain
  2. usually helps EVERYONE but herself.
  3. is supposed to be quiet and in the background but when she is not, she’s a bitch.”

Because that’s what they want from BW in real, 3-D life as well.  They don’t want to acknowledge what you’ve known about yourself for a long time, that we ARE actually human.  The times folks tried to punish me for NOT living up to those three demands above…if I had a nickel for each time…

There are not enough 

in the world…

raggedyanndy

something about Mercedes and Rachel that’s been bouncing around my head for a while….

bana05:

amuzed1:

raggedyanndy:

I’ve noticed a lot of people saying that Rachel/Lea just has the better voice for Broadway versus Mercedes/Amber. It’s more complicated than that, though. The overwhelming majority of Broadway musicals have been written by white people for white singers/actors to perform in front of majority white audiences. When people say “Broadway,” and especially when we’re talking about an old classic like West Side Story, they’re assuming a traditionally white sound.

And sure, Lea Michele has been trained in a Broadway style, which is part of the reason she totally kills songs like “My Man” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade.” But no amount of Broadway training will make her better than Amber Riley on Broadway hit songs like “I Am Telling You” or last night’s “It’s All Over.” And I’m willing to bet Naya Rivera would do better on something from In the Heights than Lea Michele.

tl;dr colorblind casting just doesn’t work if you judge POC by their ability to sing by traditionally white standards

Also, Will can go die in a fire.

And the other reason why they call Broadway “The Great White Way”…

thekingswarriorqueen

The Mercedes hate is everywhere! Tumblr, Twitter, TVLine, the Forums!!!

bana05:

thekingswarriorprincess:

And they are the same! “Mercedes is lazy. Rachel has handed Mercedes the spotlight on many occasions.” “Mercedes is a selfish diva” “Mercedes is not Broadway” “Amber Riley can’t act”, “All the cast of Glee is better than Amber Riley” “Amber Riley bores me”

You know? The same things had been said about Rutina Wesley (and this woman is a Juillard graduate).  And in her time, the same things were said about Rita Moreno.  If this is the way people see them, judged by race and color, then we have not evolve.

Is this the way people see my sister, my niece, my son, my Mercedes Mafia sisters, and myself?

To be a Debbie Downer, probably.  The default for people of color is rarely anything positive.  I wonder if RIB knew this would be the reaction folks would have…but that’s their privilege; they didn’t consider how folks would react to a chromatic having the audacity to try to take the lead position for herself without first asking permission, as you know.

Look at the response to Martha, Bonnie, even Alisha by a segment of the Misfits fandom. We cannot be black, female, visible, & pursuing our own dreams without some kind of backlash from people who will insist that we have no right to behave as full fledged humans all while insisting that our race & gender have nothing to do with their hate.

krasinnski

Time For Some Unpopular Opinions..

bana05:

gleetimerush:

Ok, I Love Mercedes, She Is Amazing, and she has a great voice, but she is a selfish bitch, she doesn’t want the role, she only wants the attention, she only want to be a bitch with rachel, and sorry mercedes, but Jesse St. James is right, you are Lazy.

Also, it’s not so much that it’s unpopular but more unbalanced and uninformed, but thanks for playing.

How do these people think theater (musical or otherwise) works? You audition. Other people audition. Maybe you get the part. Maybe you don’t. No one owes you an unopposed audition.

merlinconfessions
eshusplayground:

karnythia:

bana05:

femmenoire:

madhdler:

theangelgirl18:

And I keep wondering what in the world does Merlin a fantasy tv-show to do with middle ages?

This is a good question. No — it’s a great question. 

Let me get this straight. This person is wondering if interracial relationships were acceptable in the Middle Ages but not if magic existed. For real?

Black women being loved - more of a unicorn than unicorns themselves.

Someone needs to pick up a history book. Interracial relationships were around long before the Middle Ages. Magic on the other hand…

Excuse me? Magic was indeed real in the Middle Ages. Because obviously the only way that Gwen/Arthur can work is that Gwen has African Voodoo Pussy that she uses to bewitch poor, innocent White Arthur into her Negress clutches.

I may have laughed myself sick at this mental image.

eshusplayground:

karnythia:

bana05:

femmenoire:

madhdler:

theangelgirl18:

And I keep wondering what in the world does Merlin a fantasy tv-show to do with middle ages?

This is a good question. No — it’s a great question. 

Let me get this straight. This person is wondering if interracial relationships were acceptable in the Middle Ages but not if magic existed. For real?

Black women being loved - more of a unicorn than unicorns themselves.

Someone needs to pick up a history book. Interracial relationships were around long before the Middle Ages. Magic on the other hand…

Excuse me? Magic was indeed real in the Middle Ages. Because obviously the only way that Gwen/Arthur can work is that Gwen has African Voodoo Pussy that she uses to bewitch poor, innocent White Arthur into her Negress clutches.

I may have laughed myself sick at this mental image.

merlinconfessions
bana05:

femmenoire:

madhdler:

theangelgirl18:

And I keep wondering what in the world does Merlin a fantasy tv-show to do with middle ages?

This is a good question. No — it’s a great question. 

Let me get this straight. This person is wondering if interracial relationships were acceptable in the Middle Ages but not if magic existed. For real?

Black women being loved - more of a unicorn than unicorns themselves.

Someone needs to pick up a history book. Interracial relationships were around long before the Middle Ages. Magic on the other hand…

bana05:

femmenoire:

madhdler:

theangelgirl18:

And I keep wondering what in the world does Merlin a fantasy tv-show to do with middle ages?

This is a good question. No — it’s a great question. 

Let me get this straight. This person is wondering if interracial relationships were acceptable in the Middle Ages but not if magic existed. For real?

Black women being loved - more of a unicorn than unicorns themselves.

Someone needs to pick up a history book. Interracial relationships were around long before the Middle Ages. Magic on the other hand…

bana05:

annakie:

ooohdoctoryousonicedher:

nom-chompsky:

st00fus:

Day 06 - Least Favourite Character
Martha Jones.
She was way too clingy to a heart broken Doctor, a bit rather annoying and nothing special imo. I was glad when she left.

you’re right
she was too clingy
she should have dropped his ass when he was like “lol i’m gonna take you to 1913 and you’re gonna scrub floors. everyone will treat you like shit including me.”

Spent a year traveling a Master-ruled Earth looking for a way to save The Doctor and was willing to sacrifice herself.
Spent more than a few months in disguise, not knowing anyone, as a black nurse at the turn of the century.
Joined UNIT, kicked ass, was the first companion in the new series that actually provided an intellectual counterpart to The Doctor.
Fell in love with a handsome, intelligent man who saved the world right in front of her and then introduced her to his magical, bigger-on-the-inside time machine that could take her anywhere in space and time, and offered to bring her along anywhere and everywhere.
Yeah, that dumb cunt, The Doctor should’ve fired that bitch.

Reminder: Clingy means insisting  on being treated like an equal and not a guest, insisting someone tell you the truth instead of lying to you all the time, saving that person’s life again and again and standing by them even when they’re begging their enemies to kill them because they’re so emotionally messed up at the time, keeping them safe for three months while being treated like shit by nearly everyone around you, working a crappy job for another three months in only moderately better conditions to support them, and wishing that person would treat you like you existed instead of moping about being a passive-aggressive douchebag all the time when you’ve done everything they’ve asked of you and more.
And having the strength and will ALL ON YOUR OWN to survive being hunted by squads assigned to nothing else than hunting you, making thousands of people believe in a man they’ve never met and getting them to spread the word for you, survive weeks in a slave labor camp and finding a way out, living through all of that for a year and coming out stronger on the other side and saving the world without magic TARDIS power makes you nothing special. 
Also, you’re nothing special when the Doctor recommends you to UNIT for important positions and you’re responsible for blowing up the Earth but instead you do things the Doctor’s way and save the Earth yet again.
Also, clingy means realizing that you’re too good for the guy who’s been  treating you like crap for the last two years and walking away to a  better life.  Clingy means moving on with your life and finding someone else who appreciates you.
Or maybe it means the opposite of those things.

MARTHA JONES, OFF THE SIDEWALK WITH YOU!!!!!!

bana05:

annakie:

ooohdoctoryousonicedher:

nom-chompsky:

st00fus:

Day 06 - Least Favourite Character

Martha Jones.

She was way too clingy to a heart broken Doctor, a bit rather annoying and nothing special imo. I was glad when she left.

you’re right

she was too clingy

she should have dropped his ass when he was like “lol i’m gonna take you to 1913 and you’re gonna scrub floors. everyone will treat you like shit including me.”

Spent a year traveling a Master-ruled Earth looking for a way to save The Doctor and was willing to sacrifice herself.

Spent more than a few months in disguise, not knowing anyone, as a black nurse at the turn of the century.

Joined UNIT, kicked ass, was the first companion in the new series that actually provided an intellectual counterpart to The Doctor.

Fell in love with a handsome, intelligent man who saved the world right in front of her and then introduced her to his magical, bigger-on-the-inside time machine that could take her anywhere in space and time, and offered to bring her along anywhere and everywhere.

Yeah, that dumb cunt, The Doctor should’ve fired that bitch.

Reminder: Clingy means insisting  on being treated like an equal and not a guest, insisting someone tell you the truth instead of lying to you all the time, saving that person’s life again and again and standing by them even when they’re begging their enemies to kill them because they’re so emotionally messed up at the time, keeping them safe for three months while being treated like shit by nearly everyone around you, working a crappy job for another three months in only moderately better conditions to support them, and wishing that person would treat you like you existed instead of moping about being a passive-aggressive douchebag all the time when you’ve done everything they’ve asked of you and more.

And having the strength and will ALL ON YOUR OWN to survive being hunted by squads assigned to nothing else than hunting you, making thousands of people believe in a man they’ve never met and getting them to spread the word for you, survive weeks in a slave labor camp and finding a way out, living through all of that for a year and coming out stronger on the other side and saving the world without magic TARDIS power makes you nothing special. 

Also, you’re nothing special when the Doctor recommends you to UNIT for important positions and you’re responsible for blowing up the Earth but instead you do things the Doctor’s way and save the Earth yet again.

Also, clingy means realizing that you’re too good for the guy who’s been treating you like crap for the last two years and walking away to a better life.  Clingy means moving on with your life and finding someone else who appreciates you.

Or maybe it means the opposite of those things.

MARTHA JONES, OFF THE SIDEWALK WITH YOU!!!!!!

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