'I Love Her Hair!' On Racism and Internalization
This video was made in response to a common defense I’ve seen of problematic videos that states people should be able to have enough personal agency to tell a video they’re watching is racist. This defense completely glosses over the fact that people internalize things they see and hear every day without consciously realizing it. It’s not ‘magical racism powers’ but there is certainly an element of brainwashing to the media we consume.
I gave some personal instances of my own internalization in this video, so trust me when I say it’s very real, very problematic, and something we have to consciously unlearn every day.
Thanks for watching.