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Re: The Life And Last Days Of Jordan Davis

DennisKalita ·
JORDAN DAVIS' KILLER GETS LIFE - NO PAROLE http://www.theroot.com/article...an_davis_murder.html
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Re: The Life And Last Days Of Jordan Davis

sunnubian ·
"Whether they believe that Dunn felt his life was being threatened and, under Florida’s “stand your ground” law, had a right to defend himself." ************************************************************ HOW MANY TIMES DO THE PEOPLE WHO WROTE THIS LAW HAVE TO SAY THAT THE STAND YOUR GROUND LAWS DO NOT APPLY TO THE GODDAMN IMAGINARY THOUGHTS IN YOUR PARANOID, RACIST OR SCHIZOPHRENIC HEAD , BUT TO YOUR LIFE OBVIOUSLY BEING THREATENED BY SOMEONE ACTUALLY PUTTING THEIR HANDS ON YOU OR PULLING...
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Re: The Life And Last Days Of Jordan Davis

Fabulous ·
It's about time the punishment fitted the crime (murder of an unarmed black teenager). We need more of this kind of justice
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RadioRaheem ·
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sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by RadioRaheem: And, that's the truth !
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The Life And Last Days Of Jordan Davis

sunnubian ·
The Life And Last Days Of Jordan Davis When Michael Dunn was on trial for killing a 17-year-old in Jacksonville, most didn’t know much more about the victim other than that he was shot over a dispute over “loud music.” But before Jordan Davis became another symbol of Florida’s deeply divisive “stand your ground” policy, he was just a kid. This is his story, told by the friends and family who knew him best. posted on March 31, 2014 at 11:10pm EDT Mike Hayes BuzzFeed Staff Follow Photos...
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Tell Florida: End Gov. Rick Scott's voter purge

sunnubian ·
Tell Florida: End Gov. Rick Scott's voter purge An unprecedented attack on the right to vote is about to happen in Florida -- a state that George Bush "won" by just 573 votes in 2000. Florida Governor Rick Scott is trying to purge state voter rolls just before a key election. Scott's purge will give 180,000 Floridians — 87% of whom are people of color — 30 days to prove their citizenship. Any person who does not provide proof will be dropped from the rolls and deemed ineligible to vote. If...
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Aftermath: The Movement for Black Lives 10 Years After Katrina

sunnubian ·
Aftermath: The Movement for Black Lives 10 Years After Katrina Please join ColorOfChange for a virtual town hall. " Aftermath: The Movement for Black Lives 10 Years After Katrina" moderated by Van Jones. The event will take place on Thursday, September 24th at 8 p.m. EDT. Please join us by registering here. You can join the event online and by phone. Moderator: Van Jones, Political Contributor, CNN; President, Dream Corps & Co-founder, ColorOfChange Host: Rashad Robinson, Executive...
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Re: Prosecutors Charge Cop Daniel Holtzclaw With Rape, Sexual Assault Of 8 Women

GoodMan ·
This is typical White man cop stuff. Cops do this all the time. They cruise around, looking for crackheads and prostitutes and if she has a record, he'll tell her to have sex and its no problem or he'll take her to jail. Sometimes if she has any money on her, he'll take that too.
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Re: Prosecutors Charge Cop Daniel Holtzclaw With Rape, Sexual Assault Of 8 Women

RadioRaheem ·
I think his fund raising efforts are fitting the pattern of if you killed, maim, rape, or harm a Black person you can generate money. This is sad on many levels.
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Re: Prosecutors Charge Cop Daniel Holtzclaw With Rape, Sexual Assault Of 8 Women

Norland ·
God, look at those eyes!!
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Divest from private prisons [Tell the private prison industry: Black bodies are not for sale]

sunnubian ·
<label class="grey">FEATURED CAMPAIGN</label> Divest from private prisons Private prison companies are making a killing off of our broken and discriminatory criminal justice system. The industry brings in nearly $5 billion in profit each year from locking people in some of the country's worst prisons, lobbying hard for contracts and policies that will keep them there. The bottom line is: our criminal justice system is not a business. But we have the power to stop this. Private...
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Sonia Sotomayor condemns federal prosecutor's racist statement

sunnubian ·
 MARCH 15, 2013 / BY LYLA BUGARA Sonia Sotomayor condemns federal prosecutor's racist statement  Last week, Sonia Sotomayor stood in strong defense of racial equality. In a supplemental statement to a Supreme Court decision not to...
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25 Years Too Long: End The Dehumanizing Images On Fox

sunnubian ·
'COPS' Has Crossed The Line 25 Years Too LongTake Action 25 Years Too Long: End The Dehumanizing Images On FoxAlthough marketed as unbiased, COPS offers a highly filtered version of crime and the criminal justice system - a "reality" where...
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Color Of Change Petition

sunnubian ·
http://colorofchange.org/ Tell Harris Publications: Fire Vanessa Satten XXL Magazine has published a video of a 45-year-old rapper encouraging teenage boys to force themselves on underage girls. The graphic monologue is disturbing. So is the willingness of Harris Publications, which owns XXL, to give this kind of dangerous rhetoric a platform. Join us in calling on Harris Publications to fire XXL Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten, who presides over the workplace culture that allowed such a...
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Tell Black members of Congress: stop attacking Internet freedom

sunnubian ·
Tell Black members of Congress: stop attacking Internet freedom JUL 01 2014 Big phone and cable companies are doing everything they can to destroy net neutrality, the principle that prevents Internet service providers from discriminating online. Maddeningly enough, their efforts are being aided by ten members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), who recently signed a letter attacking net neutrality. The level playing field created by a free and open internet has allowed Black bloggers,...
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Prosecutors Charge Cop Daniel Holtzclaw With Rape, Sexual Assault Of 8 Women

sunnubian ·
Prosecutors Charge Cop Daniel Holtzclaw With Rape, Sexual Assault Of 8 Women Posted: 08/30/2014 8:17 am EDT Updated: 08/30/2014 8:59 am EDT OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol. Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, also faces charges of forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure. Holtzclaw, a former standout football player in high school...
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COLOR OF CHANGE CAMPAIGNS

sunnubian ·
FEATURED CAMPAIGN Justice for Philando & Alton Our nation has woken up to yet another video of a Black man dying at the hands of police autoplaying in our social media feeds - and it feels like we're in a never-ending nightmare. More... Products made by companies that support hate legislation have no place in any store. Whole Foods continues to carry products from Bolthouse Farms, a known support of conservative causes, despite outcry from customers and communities Whole Foods needs to...
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RadioRaheem ·
do these work? I remember that they help get the word out about Trayvon, but I can't remember any other effective campaigns that have lead to real change
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
https://www.aclu.org/secure/communities-warzones Our communities are not war zones Update: On August 23rd, President Obama called for a review of federal programs that fund and incentivize wartime arsenals for local police forces. Help us keep up the pressure: tell the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Justice to stop funding the militarization of police. On August 9th, local police fatally shot an unarmed African-American 18-year-old named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. In...
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
Tell Walmart: Release the Tapes Last month, John Crawford III was killed by police while shopping in a Walmart store. Police were called to the store by another customer who described a “Black male about 6 feet tall” waving a gun. Crawford was actually leaning on a toy pellet gun — barrel pointed down — which he had picked up from one of the store’s shelves. Walmart has video surveillance footage of the events but has refused repeated requests from John Crawford's family to publicly release...
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
Petitioning Chuck Hagel Suspend the Weapons Transfer Program that is Militarizing Police Petition by Michael McPhearson Saint Louis, MO Multiply Your Impact Turn your signature into dozens more by sharing this petition and recruiting people you know to sign. YOU YOUR FRIENDS 170 avg. THEIR FRIENDS 10,000 approx. Our police officers are not our military. Yet military weapons meant for battlefields like the ones I served on as an Army Officer in the Gulf War are being transferred to local...
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
GoFundMe: Stop profiting from racially-motivated donors, celebrating Michael Brown's death The online fundraising platform GoFundMe is profiting off racially-motivated donors, some of whom are celebrating the police killing of Michael Brown. Join our campaign demanding that GoFundMe return these profits and take down Darren Wilson fundraising pages. In the past week, a fundraising effort has been started to support Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for the police killing of Michael...
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

Norland ·
How the hell does Bill O'Reilly know so damn much about ghettos, unless he's one of those creeping around for Black Punanny during the after 11:00 PM hours. Watch out for those Caucasian male damn know-it-alls about Africaness. Dey be da midnight creepers. These are the guys that when they die, some Negro comes to the forefront saying, "He was my Daddy." Those Strom Thurmonds. Get out of here Bill O'Reilly and the rest of your ilk!! You couldn't have learned all of Black knowledge when Al...
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
Bill O'Reilly is a prime example of how racism is based on lower-based ignorance. Bill O'Reilly, just like most racists, does not know any Black people, have not hung out with any Black people, have not live in any predominately Black community, or anything close to having any real-life experience to base his racist mythology on. In fact, most White people that actually do have first-hand experience with African America because of friendships or living around Black people[that they actually...
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
Defend journalism that speaks truth to power from Ferguson to Washington <form accept-charset="utf-8" action="http://act.credoaction.com/act/" class="ak-form" method="post" name="act-petition"> Sign the petition Sign the petition to President Obama: "President Obama’s Department of Justice must drop its threats to imprison journalists, including New York Times reporter James Risen, in its overzealous Espionage Act prosecutions. Instead, it should focus on making it clear to local and...
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
SIGN PETITION: http://act.rootsaction.org/p/d...ic/?action_KEY=10264 Local Police with War Weapons: End This Now! According to the U.S. General Services Administration, one of the programs that allows the Pentagon to give billions of dollars worth of free weapons of war to local U.S. police "offers Americans peace of mind.” Have images of a war zone in Ferguson, Missouri, boosted your peace of mind? Resources: > U.S. General Services Administration: 1122 Program > Missouri Department...
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
SIGN PETITION: http://act.amnestyusa.org/ U.S. Must Investigate Policing Methods After Use Of Lethal Force In Missouri Contact: Amanda Simon, asimon@aiusa.org , 212-633-4160, @AIUSAmedia In addition to a prompt, thorough, independent and impartial investigation into allegations that police shot dead an unarmed teenager in Missouri, an investigation into the use of heavy-handed tactics to disperse a wave of protests in the wake of the shooting must be launched without delay, Amnesty...
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Re: Demand the New York Times retract "angry Black women" rant on Shonda Rhimes

NSpirit ·
Why did the writer focus only on the black female characters created by shonda regimes? On Grey's anatomy there are several characters of all different races having temper tantrums about various things. Scandal makes white men look like power crazy sex addicts. Why did the new York Times writer feel the need to single out what she perceived to be ugly angry black women? Also Shonda gas made it known that she didn't create How to get away with murder. She is executive producing it with a...
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Re: Demand the New York Times retract "angry Black women" rant on Shonda Rhimes

NSpirit ·
Originally Posted by GoodMan: And this is why I say African American women seem to be so unaware of how they behave. Because they always say that they are like everybody else and everybody else is telling you that you are a NOT. When White people say it, they are being racist. When Black men say it, they don't know enough Black women. You missed my point. The point the White woman is making and the point many others have made is: 1. The number one Black shows on TV is Being Mary Jane,...
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Re: Demand the New York Times retract "angry Black women" rant on Shonda Rhimes

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by NSpirit: Why did the writer focus only on the black female characters created by shonda regimes? On Grey's anatomy there are several characters of all different races having temper tantrums about various things. Scandal makes white men look like power crazy sex addicts. Why did the new York Times writer feel the need to single out what she perceived to be ugly angry black women? Also Shonda gas made it known that she didn't create How to get away with murder. She is...
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Re: Demand the New York Times retract "angry Black women" rant on Shonda Rhimes

Kocolicious ·
I am not surprised....one bit. Cuz first Shonda is a very successful BLACK writer with popular shows on a top network station and her shows are sinicated [sp]. So I see the green eyed monster. Second, this is proof how unavailable the psych of white people deliberately have in regards to the struggle of black people in the world-which they have taken a part in. So to FEEL better....women like this c@nt sling DIRT cuz that's ALL women like her know how to do. If the tables were turned in...
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Re: Demand the New York Times retract "angry Black women" rant on Shonda Rhimes

Truthangel ·
Originally Posted by GoodMan: I really think African American women as a group aren't really self-aware at all about how they are perceived. At least African American men are aware, we know if we walk around at 10 PM in a hoody there could be some trouble, we know if we drive around blasting Chief Kief there could be some trouble, we know if we congregate in a group bigger than 5 people, there could be some trouble. African American women seem to be very very ignorant on how they are...
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Re: Demand the New York Times retract "angry Black women" rant on Shonda Rhimes

sunnubian ·
You must know very few Black women. Black women are just like any other women, they are a group of women where any manor of personality and character will be found, the same as will be found in any other race of women. It's just as I keep saying, the very Propaganda churned out by America's Propaganda Machine to shape non-Black people's perception of Black people, is vicariously also shaping even the perceptions Black people themselves have of other Black people. Racist Propaganda Films,...
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Re: Demand the New York Times retract "angry Black women" rant on Shonda Rhimes

GoodMan ·
And this is why I say African American women seem to be so unaware of how they behave. Because they always say that they are like everybody else and everybody else is telling you that you are a NOT. When White people say it, they are being racist. When Black men say it, they don't know enough Black women. You missed my point. The point the White woman is making and the point many others have made is: 1. The number one Black shows on TV is Being Mary Jane, Scandal and Love and Hip Hop ATL 2.
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Re: Demand the New York Times retract "angry Black women" rant on Shonda Rhimes

sunnubian ·
Well, I actually know women of all races that act like women in those shows and that are loud or belligerent or "angry" or who are drama queens. What I'm saying is that it's a stereotype about Black women to begin with to assume that all or most or half of Black women act one way or the other, especially only one way, which just is not true and never has been. It's equivalent to the racist propaganda and character assassination of Black men that says that all Black men are violent, drug...
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Re: Demand the New York Times retract "angry Black women" rant on Shonda Rhimes

Norland ·
I don't care how she's categorized, the woman I love to watch on TV is Bernice on South Beach Tow. Lorrrrrrrrrrrdy!!!!!! Bernice is the business to me!!!
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Momentum ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Well, I actually know women of all races that act like women in those shows and that are loud or belligerent or "angry" or who are drama queens. What I'm saying is that it's a stereotype about Black women to begin with to assume that all or most or half of Black women act one way or the other, especially only one way, which just is not true and never has been. It's equivalent to the racist propaganda and character assassination of Black men that says that all...
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Momentum ·
Originally Posted by skuderjaymes: dude is entitled to his opinion.. just like you are entitled to yours. The idea that there are no angry black women is ridiculous. And the idea that Shonda's work can't be interpreted through that lense is just as ridiculous. Who said there were no angry black women? And the writer offered no evidence that Shonda Rhimes was a angry black woman and he admitted he hardly knew much about her, so much he assumed that she created Blackish. It's a racist...
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Norland ·
Any African in America, as soon as he/she steps out their door who isn't instantly smiling for the duration of being in the public/on the job/wherever is angry to White America. All of us hears has heard "Your not smiling!!" I believe it's because of those old movies, where every African that acted had their teeth constantly on display, eyeballs rolling like bowling balls, just shuckin' and jivin', with the exception of Step N Fetchit. A smilin' Negro is a happy Negro to da YT.
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Re: Demand the New York Times retract "angry Black women" rant on Shonda Rhimes

skuderjaymes ·
dude is entitled to his opinion.. just like you are entitled to yours. The idea that there are no angry black women is ridiculous. And the idea that Shonda's work can't be interpreted through that lense is just as ridiculous.
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Re: Demand the New York Times retract "angry Black women" rant on Shonda Rhimes

GoodMan ·
I really think African American women as a group aren't really self-aware at all about how they are perceived. At least African American men are aware, we know if we walk around at 10 PM in a hoody there could be some trouble, we know if we drive around blasting Chief Kief there could be some trouble, we know if we congregate in a group bigger than 5 people, there could be some trouble. African American women seem to be very very ignorant on how they are perceived. This strong Black woman...
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Re: Divest from private prisons

Norland ·
Attention all "Black" men (or whatever they're calling you minute-by-minute) stop doing the cazillion things that keep getting your "black" behinds LOCKED UP in these damn prisons. That might be a wonderful start. "They" sure as hell didn't build these dungeons for themselves; they're for YOU!!!!!
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Re: Divest from private prisons

Yemaya ·
You mean the cazillion things like driving a nice car, walking down the street and shopping at Macy's or Barney's??? and the biggest offense... Being a Black Man???
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Norland ·
Yep!!
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Florida's Menacing Moves to Restrict Voting

sunnubian ·
Florida's Menacing Moves to Restrict Voting Voting Rights Watch 2012 <abbr class="published" title="2012-08-22T16:40:19-14400">on August 22, 2012 - 4:40 PM ET</abbr> Florida has dominated voting rights news for its attempts to restrict registration and early voting , for its questionable voter purge , for the local elections officials who’ve opposed such measures, and for the flurry of lawsuits that have followed. But what most of us haven’t heard about is the issue of absentee...
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Divest from private prisons

sunnubian ·
Divest from private prisons SEP 04 2013 TAKE ACTION Private prison companies are making a killing off today's broken and discriminatory criminal justice system. Industry giants like CCA and GEO Group rake in billions in profit each year from locking disproportionately Black and brown people in some of the country's most dangerous prisons. In order to maximize profit and keep the industry alive, private prison companies have successfully lobbied for years to expand failed criminal justice...
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The Prison Industry

sunnubian ·
osted: 12:00 a.m. Sunday, June 22, 2014 Commentary: Time for a shift in state’s Department of Juvenile Justice COMMENT (1) 4 85 19 169 Related View Larger Wansley Walters, outgoing secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice View Larger Rashad Robinson, exectutive director of ColorofChange.org Advocate raises three issues with juvenile justice in Florida By Rashad Robinson A boy’s elbow is broken. Meals are infested with maggots. Children are left isolated in bare cells for 14...
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TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
<label class="grey">FEATURED CAMPAIGN</label> Justice for Mike Brown On August 9, 2014 a Ferguson police officer racially profiled and fatally shot unarmed, Black, 18-year-old, Michael Brown as he walked to his grandmother's residence with a friend. Eye witnesses report that the police officer, who has yet to be identified, fired several shots at Michael as the teen stood in the street with his hands in the air. The family and local community members are calling his death an...
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Demand the New York Times retract "angry Black women" rant on Shonda Rhimes

sunnubian ·
Demand the New York Times retract "angry Black women" rant on Shonda Rhimes An outrageous New York Times op-ed by Alessandra Stanley dismisses both Shonda Rhimes and her many fascinating and complex Black women characters as simply “angry Black women.” From the op-ed’s opening line -- “When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called ‘How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman” -- Stanley wildly misreads the heroines at the center of much of Rhimes’ work, and arbitrarily...
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