This is not a movie review. This is a response to the character of Hellboy.
If you asked me years ago why I decided to cosplay Hellboy, I’m not sure how I would have answered….
All tagged white supremacy
Someone seems to always have to bend, don’t they? I started thinking about who and why I try not to be that person anymore.
American culture loves the idea of forgiveness. Adores it. If I’ve learned one thing about being Black in this culture, it’s that you need to be suspect of anything white amerikkka loves because if white amerikkka loves it, it’s probably exploiting and killing Black people.
If you only rock with me when I’m happy then you are kind of a trash person who finds my humanity inconvenient.
This is going to be complicated. You’ve been warned.
I am not okay and I’m not gonna pretend I am to keep you comfortable…especially while y’all on that bullshit.
I’ve heard some kind of variation of “Why can’t you just trust me and do what I want” from people all my life and it’s bullshit.
Black People Do Not Have White Privilege - Even When They're Famous. Kevin Hart, apparently, forgot.
It has been my proximity to whiteness that has shown me the errors of my perceptions of whiteness. It is a lesson I needed to learn but still struggle with accepting.
White women benefit from white supremacy. Just not the patriarchy and they don’t seem to care.
Election time is constant warfare on Black people and white people don’t change their whites-only agenda, regardless of how it hurts them…
Monsters rule the world and we’re just waiting to die. Tired is my not so new normal and as the illusions of our situation continue to crumble to dust before us, I can’t even fake enthusiasm anymore.
I ain’t your superwoman and it’s time for that narrative to die.
Let’s start with the basics. I am a Black woman married to a white man. We have been together for nine years, during which the national conversation around race changed dramatically in this country. Black people have constant streams of evidence to prove to white people that they’ve been bullshitting themselves about racism all their lives and they don’t like it. Some hate it so much that they are outing themselves as nazis and actively recruiting, while other white people tell themselves they are allies until it’s time to believe and support Black people, at which point they eject from the conversation and immerse themselves with other white al-LIES about being punished despite being good to Black people. I, myself, was guilty of thinking that white people gave a fuck until I started building a life with one. Now I have a different perspective on all that shit.
Where we take a break to break and “fix” ourselves yet again…
The world of cosplay has changed but the rules of marginalization and oppression have not.
White supremacy is winning and white people are letting it. Be ashamed.
I’m going to keep it real. I don’t usually single out Black men. I’m aware of the optics that my interracial marriage has when it comes to talking about them. I’ve opted to keep my discussions about them off-line and grouped with either Blackness or maleness, but I can’t really do that anymore cuz they are seriously working my nerves with their fuckshit.
It's super hard seeing a Black woman aligning herself with this bullshit while simultaneously claiming to be doing anti-racism work.
I have this thing for Thanos and I hate what it says about me and my perception of people. But I am a product of my environment…I just happen to be aware of how much of a product I am.