Our Lupito Nyong’o post garnered a lot of attention and criticism; most of which was really serious and heavy. So let’s take a break and have a laugh.
I married a white man who already possessed a well-informed global perspective on race. But that doesn’t mean that I didn’t have to educate him on some of the “smaller things” while we were dating. “Wild hair” in the morning, being ashy, critically analyzing my Tyler Perry films with his white male gaze. . . were just some of the things I had to talk to him about.
If you haven’t seen this already-viral video by comedienne, Akilah Hughes, please check it out. She hits the nail on the head with her almost universal examples of “prepping a white boyfriend.”
Oh poor Noah, I don’t know how many of my “hair touching” rants he’s had to sit through.
Not every discussion about race relations is a heavy one. My mother always said: “You gotta laugh to keep from cryin’!” Black [African-American] humor/satire has always been that necessary tool to keep us from despairing. Get it, Akilah! Your video is awesome!