I'm not sure if you've heard about the horrendous statements put into print over at a Dutch magazine (Jackie) last month about Rihanna. I hadn't but apparently they said Rihanna had a 'ghetto ass' and was being the "ultimate ni---b---h."
WTF???? Yea, where did that come from? Did they think they were compliments? What's a ghetto ass? A black woman's ass? Yea, they were wrong for that and who's ever heard of the other term? I sure haven't! Sad but apparently true. Well, I found out about this on Essence.com and have to say the author of the piece goes on a rant that I am so proud of and felt it was time to be said. I just wanted to share it with you.
"I'm quite sick of folks who should obviously know better not doing so. From the caption writer who post-Katrina described a Black child as "stealing" food and a white couple doing the same as "finding" it, to the other caption writer who referred to the FLOTUS as a "baby mama" to Joan Rivers calling Mrs. Obama "Blackie O," to Vogue evoking King Kong-ape imagery when it featured LeBron James on the cover, to the politico who sent pictures of the White House garden covered in watermelons, to the Pepsi commercial with the angry can-throwing Black woman, to the Hail to the V ads with the Sistah-Gurrrrl accent that no Black woman in real life uses ever, and so many more, I am beyond over the empty apologies. I am tired of blatantly ignorant commenters, creating blatantly racist imagery and using blatantly sexist and disparaging language to refer to Black women. And I am certainly sick and over and tired of people feigning ignorance when there are no excuses for it." Essence.com