so very important
This is cute but please
Don’t trash another black woman and her artistry to praise another
Both nicki and Lupita are positive and talented role models
FUCK EVERYONE WHO THINKS THIS IS CUTE.
HOW YOU GONNA THROW NICKI IN THE BIN???
THEY ARE BOTH VERY IMPORTANT.
this is ridiculous, saddening, and even a little disturbing. yes, lupita is fabulous but can we NOT put her on this pedestal of perfection, a pedestal that respectability politics play SUCH large role in to begin with? can we understand that just because lupita is beautiful, poised, articulate, and educated it does not make her “better than” women who are not? these things do make her wonderful, and they are certainly (and unfortunately) a big part of why hollywood has chosen to embrace her, but they are not the totality of her being and one day she might fuck. in fact she WILL fuck up. so let’s just all calm down and not use our excitement over what her success means as an excuse to put down other black women who may not fit the perfect mold she slides into so well.
I don’t think the artist of the picture goal was to “put down” Nicki but to say it’s ok for young black girls to have role models outside of the music industry. If it was Beyonce’s picture in the trash can this picture would have the same meaning. Notice how the little girl in the picture is “Dark skinned”. When was the last time we had a dark skinned role model that young black girls could look up to? Please tell me!!! I know Lupita isn’t perfect and right now she is being put on a pedestal but she represents that you don’t have to be high yellow, over-sexualized, or depicting some black female stereotype to be relevant and to be recognized.