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Lemme reblog again and let you know why casting that white woman as the female lead in “Drive” was so fucking wrong and fucked up.
Director Nicolas Winding Refn literally gave Carey Mulligan the part because she “seemed pure,” like someone he wanted to protect.
No, really. He literally said that shit.
These traits were ones he literally did not consider a Latina for. He picked her specifically because he fit that damsel in distress imagine that’s been coded as white. Latinas were not even given the opportunity to audition for the role.
Let me post this again so people can see how we continuously allow (require?) movies to whitewash and erase POC out of media/our consciousness
Suzanne Warren, her philosophies, wise/kind words, and all around deep shit appreciation post ✿◕‿◕✿
I heart crazy eyes
Slave gravesite in New York City
“SOMETHING YOUR TOUR GUIDE MIGHT NOT TELL YOU:
The heart of NYC’s Financial District is built on a huge 18th century African Burial Ground. Some 419 Africans were discovered in 1991, a large portion women and children.
The burial ground extends from Broadway Southward under City Hall, and almost to the site of the former World Trade Center. It is believed that there are as many as 20,000 slavery-era Africans in graves under the buildings in Lower Manhattan.
Abolish historical amnesia and ponder for a moment the fact that this financial epicenter of the world is built on slavery, oppression, and death.”
Literally, and daily.
One of my anthropology professors actually worked at this dig site and told us all about it. Super interesting, and very important. I highly suggest everyone do their research. (Just look here, here, here and here *this one is an article by my professor*)
I’ve reblogged this before, but this version has sources, so…