“For so many people, TV and movies may be the only way they understand people who aren’t like them. It becomes important for the world to see different images of each other, so that we can develop empathy and understanding.” MICHELLE OBAMA
Melania Trump, a White woman married to a man born into millions, plagiarizes a speech about “hard work” from a Black woman to a room full of people that say Black people are looking for handouts… sounds like the entire narrative of our country or something
Everyone loves Michelle Obama. In Southside With You (in theaters August 26), a movie about the Obamas’ first date, producer and star Tika Sumpter introduces us to someone with whom America is less familiar: Michelle Robinson.
It’s been one day of the Republican National Convention and so far we’ve seen:
-The platform, which calls for (but is not limited to) banning women from the military, and advocating conversion therapy for gays (which is considered unscientific torture by many)
-representative Steve King from Iowa, who basically asked on national television, what contributions to civilization have non white people made?
-An underwear model who spoke to the entire convention about President Obama being a Muslim and how that’s apparently inherently a bad thing, even though there are no religious tests to begin with for any public office because of this great thing I like to call the constitution
-Melania Trump apparently plagiarizing a speech by Michelle Obama and (ironically) receiving a standing ovation
-Mike Pence, the literal candidate for the second highest office in this country basically saying Mulan was a liberal conspiracy made by Disney to positively promote women in the military (it wasn’t), the idea of which he disagrees with apparently due to women’s provocation to being sexually assaulted in the military