Conservative TV host Tomi Lahren had quite a few scathing remarks about the recent BET awards. In a video posted to Facebook, she delivered a passionate speech in response to actor Jesse Williams.
On Sunday night, Williams accepted a humanitarian award from BET. He used his congratulatory time on stage to criticize “whiteness”…
We’ve been floating this country on credit for centuries, yo, and we’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind, while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil, black gold. Ghettoizing and demeaning our creations then stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit. The thing is, though, the thing is that just because we’re magic, doesn’t mean we’re not real.
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