Exploding the ‘Post Racial’ America Myth


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Race Matters: Should Black People Boycott Ridley Scott’s All-White Egyptian Film ‘Exodus’?

Race Matters: Should Black People Boycott Ridley Scott’s All-White Egyptian Film ‘Exodus’?


A film set in Africa with no Black main cast…hmm…

Is Ridley Scott’s “Exodus” Film Racist?

By now you’ve probably heard about Ridley Scott’s film adaptation of the Biblical Moses story, “Exodus.” But you may not have noticed the way in which Hollywood has gone out of its way to dip this fully-African tale into a cinematic vat of Whitenicious.

Peep what one writer has to say about this film’s casting and not-so-thinly-veiled attempt to weave white heroic-ism into an exclusively-African tale. Via Medium.com

I went to see Get On Up and there was a preview for Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings movie about Moses’ story in the Bible. The first thing I noticed was that all the main characters are White. Moses is White. The Pharaoh is White. Tuya is super White and Joshua is Jesse Pinkman. Not only are these characters who are supposed to be Africans White, they’re not even remotely tan. They’re pearly White. Christian Bale is Moses, a former slave in Egypt who was using SPF infinity sunscreen because he’s still Gotham City White. You can convince me that a guy can shake a staff and make it rain locusts but I refuse to believe someone who grew up in Egypt in the sun doesn’t have a tan at least. But this is all Hollywood stuff, right? White guys are always cast in these roles and we’re all here to throw praise on a cast full of White guys no matter where or when they live. It would have been annoying enough if Scott stopped there. But look at the rest of the cast:


Not only are all the main characters White, but the servants, thieves and assassins are played by Africans. Guys. This is racist. Ridley Scott is one of those guys who’s apparently hellbent on historical accuracy but doesn’t care enough to cast a person of color as Moses or a damn African queen while simultaneously filling out the rest of the movie with Black servants and thieves. I could even accept him going the Louis CK route of “the best actor gets the job regardless of if race makes sense” and casting Merly Streep as Tuya, Guillermo Del Toro as Moses and Choi Min-Sik as Moses for all I care. But to make the main characters White and everyone else African is cinematic colonialism. It’s creating a piece of historical “art” that carries on oppressive imagery that’s helped shackle entire countries and corners of the world.

I’m so damn sick of Hollywood and its acceptance of these oppressive images. If studies have shown the way that perpetual violence in movies begets violence in America, then what about perpetual maintenance of the White savior standing over the ethnic servant/villain/imbecile? What damage is this creating for the American psyche? How am I supposed to feel when all the messiahs, last samurais, African kings and saviors are White?

Yikes. Did Hollywood think casting Black people in a film about African people set in Africa would make the picture too “race-themed?” What do you think? Will you go see this film?

Race Matters: Should Black People Boycott Ridley Scott’s All-White Egyptian Film ‘Exodus’?
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 02:47:50 GMT

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Corporations are using dubious research to take over prisons

Corporations are using dubious research to take over prisons
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National Geographic to air ‘9/10’ special


Almost 13 years into the post-September 11 world, National Geographic is taking a look back at the last day of the world before.

National Geographic to air ‘9/10’ special
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:33:49 GMT

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Congresswoman Waters Urges Blacks to Vote in This Year’s Midterms


Congresswoman Waters Urges Blacks to Vote in This Year’s Midterms
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For Discussion: Are African-Americans Just As Guilty Of Racism As White People?


Race Matters

Equal opportunity?

Are Black And White People Equally Guilty Of Racism?

A columnist for The Daily Caller recently penned a brief article demoing “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg a racist for comments she made towards guess host Will Cain.

The two were apparently discussin political correctness when Whoopi responded “Spoken like a true white guy!” when Cain shared his point of view.

The columnist summed up his opinion Whoopi’s behavior with this response:

Goldberg then admits she doesn’t know Cain’s background. She doesn’t need to know his background or anything about him, because she can see the color of his skin. All people with white skin are alike, right?

Everybody has a right to be offended except for true white guys because the ancestors of a lot of true white guys did a lot of bad things. They’re not a Designated Victim Class and therefore, their opinion is meaningless.

Hmmm. Do you think black people too often get a pass to be racist against white people because of things that their ancestors did?

Let’s discuss, Bossip fam.

For Discussion: Are African-Americans Just As Guilty Of Racism As White People?
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:48:41 GMT

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A Lil Positivity: 8-Year-Old Black Florida Girl Makes $10,000 In Booming Bakery Business

A Lil Positivity: 8-Year-Old Black Florida Girl Makes $10,000 In Booming Bakery Business


Making it rain on them kids

Black Florida Girl Makes Thousands In Booming Bakery Business

Like most young girls her age, Taylor Moxey, 8, spends her days learning at school, going to dance class and doing her chores. But unlike her friends, Taylor is the head chef of a booming baking business.

Via Today reports:

What began as a way for Taylor to make extra money for a toy has evolved into a successful confectionery company out of her parents’ Miami, Florida home kitchen that is earning her big-name clients and her very own billboard.

It all started with a Sunday trip to Target when Taylor asked her parents for a toy.

“I told her, ‘You know what? Find a way to get the money,’” Vernon Moxey, Taylor’s dad, told TODAY.com. “She asked, ‘Can I sell cookies?’”

Moxey, who works as an etiquette consultant but says he was at one point homeless, decided to use this as a life lesson to teach Taylor about being self-sufficient. They wrote out a business agreement on a napkin and Moxey gave Taylor $40 as a loan. Taylor used that money to whip up cookies and brownies, which she then took to church that Sunday to sell after the service.

Honestly, I didn’t think she would make $40 back,” Moxey said. Taylor ended up making more than enough to pay her dad back and cover the toy. She walked away with $175.

Soon after, people from the congregation began calling Taylor asking her to bring her cookies back again. She also entered the KISS Country Midtown Miami Cornbread Competition, where, after competing against adults, she won first place — a $250 prize, a billboard and a reputation as one of the town’s top bakers.

“Everything went bonkers,” Moxey said, adding that his daughter’s clients include former Miami Heat player Joel Anthony and HGTV designer Bobby Berk . “Suddenly I’m taking orders for Taylor’s Cookies and Cupcakes.”

“I think baking is mostly my passion,” she said. “You get to take your recipe and different people’s recipes and add different things to them.” She’s hoping to host a party this summer serving cupcakes with palm trees on the frosting.

Taylor credits Martha Stewart among her inspirations. She not only makes the baked goods out of her parents’ kitchen, but she also creates a custom box for each customer, made with stickers, markers and other handmade decorations.

While the orders continue to pour in for Taylor’s confectioneries, her parents are making a strong effort to keep the business under control so Taylor can focus on being a kid.

“I don’t want to take away her childhood,” Moxey said. “Every decision is cleared by us, but we allow her to make the decision.”


Keep baking babygirl!

A Lil Positivity: 8-Year-Old Black Florida Girl Makes $10,000 In Booming Bakery Business
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:12:05 GMT

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