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Danai Gurira From The Walking Dead Joins BLACK PANTHER

The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira is playing Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje. Creed and Fantastic Four star Michael B. Jordan is playing Erik Killmonger. Lastly, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong’o is portraying Nakia.

Source: Comic Book

I am damn tired of anti-black Latinos thinking they have the right to say “nigga”. I got into an argument with my friend who is Mexican, she’s one of those people who thinks she sound cute saying nigga after every other sentence. I’ll admit, for a while I let her get away with it only because of my own ignorance and failing to understand the negative and oppressive capabilities of that word being used by non-blacks. I guess I finally had enough so I decided to check her ass on it. I told her I didn’t think it was right that a word that was used to oppress and dehumanize people who looked like me for so many years had become so popular and normalized. She told me “it’s just a word, it’s not that deep”. I said “bitch no it’s not, you’re being insensitive, I’m telling you that I find it offensive and you should respect that”. Her response to me was basically that since she wasn’t white, it was ok, that white people should be the only ones not allowed to use it since they are the “true racist ones”, she said that Latinos and blacks were basically in the same boat and faced the same level of discrimination from white people. She also said that since many Latinos have black ancestry, that made it more acceptable. I had to laugh when she said this though; it’s just funny considering how anti-black many Latino communities are and a lot of them struggle with the same colorism issues as the black community. You have actual black Latinos, like Dominicans, who constantly deny their black heritage(not all of them of course). I know for a fact that many older generation Latino families look down on black people, I can name so many of my Latino friends who have told me how “their parents would kill them if they ever brought home a black boy/girl, but everyone else is acceptable”. Hell, even in high school a Latino boy I had a crush on told me he was afraid to date a black girl because of the backlash he would get from his family. So it just goes to show that everyone wants to be black until it’s REALLY time to be black. They want to be black so they can say nigga, listen to rap music, wear urban clothes, speak AAVE, etc, but you won’t see them speaking out when black people are killed on the streets or subjected to the everyday racism we encounter. Honestly fuck any non-black POC who does shit like this. I get so sick of them thinking they are exempt from being prejudice assholes just because they aren’t white. Black people are literally targeted and hated by cultures all over the world. If you aren’t black, you don’t get to tell me what the fuck I should and should not be offended by!

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Black Panther director Ryan Coogler introducing the cast.