“She needs to know her place.”
“Why is she so mad?”
“She should take what she can get.”
“She needs to shut her big fat mouth up!”
“She’s too loud and ghetto!”
“She’s not worth it.”
“She just needs to go away.”
Racist micro aggressions crusty white folks say about assertive and boisterous Black women?
Things I keep hearing people say about Emmy and Grammy-nominated, BAFTA, SAG, Golden Globe, and Oscar winner, Mo’Nique?
(Those are just a few of the honors she’s received. I didn’t mention the countless NAACP, BET, Sundance, AFFCA, and Film Critics awards she’s won. I didn’t write about the best selling cookbook or the work she’s done to promote body positivity. I didn’t mention her praise-earning hosting gigs, and I didn’t bring up that she’s a groundbreaking pioneer in the comedy industry.)
I don’t know, guys.
“There’s a better way to do this. She could have had a better approach. There’s a proper way to get your point across and this isn’t it. Mo’nique should just shut up and take what she can get.”
Sounds an awful lot like:
“There’s a better way to protest. They could have had a better approach. There’s a proper way to get your point across and this isn’t it. The NFL players should just stand up and stop offending our veterans.”
FACT: if you take the time to say that someone is irrelevant, then they are indeed relevant.
The same tactics that folks are using to discredit Mo’nique’s call for action are the same tactics that racist white people use to justify police brutality. Fight me on that. Go ahead.