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 whiteness
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.
Disclosure: This isn’t a review; it’s a response. There are minimal spoilers. And before you take the title and run with it, I did like the movie.
This is going to be complicated. You’ve been warned.
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…
Breaking normal is more than just being visible. Sometimes, you gotta talk the talk, too and it ain’t always straightforward or easy.
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.
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…
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.
Stop sacrificing yourself for whiteness. It doesn’t not serve anything EXCEPT whiteness and that shit is a poison released across the globe.