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yup, cause i’m for sure starting to feel some kinda way about Lupita and how folks are fawning over her - not at all saying that it should stop, but if homegirl looked the same, but her name was ShQuanika or Sharkeesha Jones and her accent and roots was southside Philly or the SWATS (Atlanta) and she only spoke english, BUT SHE STILL LOOKED EXACTLY THE SAME, would everyone still be so in love with her?
I was starting to feel some type of way about this too. Somehow her background has become more and more important to the point where it makes me uncomfortable to hear how she was “born in Mexico, raised in Kenya.” Can speak different languages, the daughter of a diplomat, educated at Yale.
I think alot of her appeal or the appeal of a black actor now a days in America is their un-american-ness. Thats not to take away from all that Lupita has accomplished or how excellent she was in the role. I’m thinking more of the reason that has been stated over and over again in terms of why african american movies/imagery dont do well overseas but our culture remains popular around the world. Idk…it just seems like we come back to this feeling of black americans never being human enough…i honestly just dont know how to frame it.
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