I’m trying to get to the bottom of why my friend, someone I know and love, put terror in me. With Michael’s performance in “12 Years a Slave” he does something that few actors are able to pull off — he makes us believe at all times while he is on screen that anything could happen, that we the audience are not safe to trust that our hero will prevail.
——James McAvoy on Michael’s performance in 12 Years a Slave: x
White women have always been as racist, and sometimes even more so than white men. In the past slave master’s wives were sometimes worse than their husbands. They’d punish black women for being raped by THEIR husbands. The early waves of feminism did nothing for woc and white women weren’t even thinking of woc during the fight for the vote. White women shouldn’t be assumed allies of people of color becuase in the past they were as much our enemies as white men, sometimes even worse.