X was an ENTIRELY BLACK phenomenon that white people couldn’t ignore, or participate in. They could see the film, but they couldn’t have it. It would not apologize to them. It would not coddle them. It would not placate them with a major role.
I don’t usually watch award shows not centered around Black people. I honestly don’t care to watch white people fawn over each other as they get up the hopes of Black artists, actors, writers and directors only to remind them and the rest of us that white mediocrity usually trumps Black genius in their eyes. [...]
Once I was up for a promotion at work. It was between me and one other woman in the office. I had been working at the company for only two years, but had done an amazing job, producing tangible results. My competitor had been with the company for many years, was well-liked and performed her [...]