In a newly released segment of their Variety chat, Kerry Washington and Aziz Ansari talk about being asked to play stereotypical minority characters. Washington revealed she was fired from two shows for not being “urban” enough. Kerry, that’s probably for the best.
A racist video that recently surfaced on social media has prompted outrage among Washington State University students, faculty and alumni.
The video, filmed at a campus anti-Donald Trump rally in fall 2016, shows an altercation between black female students and white Trump supporters debating race relations in the United States.
The film features a young white man, in Trump campaign attire, asking black students if they were ready to make America great again.
When the students asked the man when the U.S. has ever been great, he said, “maybe you should go back to Africa.” The video then cuts away to footage of black men dancing and ends a young boy saying “nigger.”
A Facebook user under the alias of Ultra Meme Lord uploaded the video.
The video has since been removed and the account deleted.
While it is true that the musical does glorify Washington and Jefferson, who were slave owners, their actions as slave owners are not glorified, and are slammed in the production. From off the top of my head, we have:
1. From The Battle of Yorktown- “black and white soldiers wonder alike if this really means freedom” “not yet”. This is Washington’s first acknowledgement of slavery still being rife in America. Laurens also says this line, a man who died trying to make “America’s first black battalion”. From an analytical point of view, this is Laurens forcing Washington to admit black people are still unequal to white people, it’s basically a mild and indirect roast
2. From Cabinet Battle #1- “we know who’s really doing the planting”. This is Hamilton’s roast of Jefferson criticising his use of slaves on his plantations of the south. No really need for closer analysis here
3. From Who Lives Who Dies- “she tells my story” “I speak out against slavery” (this one’s gonna be a little more complicated but personally this is the prime example of Washington getting his butt kicked). Washington sings of how Eliza tells his story when she funds the Washington monument, and in the stage directions, Washington moves towards Eliza as if to touch her, while she is downstage. Not only does Eliza interrupt (or more specifically overlaps) Washington, she makes a dig at him by speaking out against something he does and always has approved of. After this statement, Washington looks hurt/ashamed and moves back upstage.
Yes, Washington and Jefferson used slaves, but they certainly are not glorified for that part of their life. Also, both men are played by black people in the musical, which for the audience makes their actions seem ironic and therefore, idiotic. Miranda writes this to make the audience see the ridiculousness of black slavery because, in their eyes, they’ve enslaved their own people
This isn’t a mistake, and this is a political play that addresses new politics as well as old “Immigrants, we get the job done”, “Imma compel him to include women in the sequel” and “this immigrant isn’t somebody we chose”- Jefferson is literally racist ON STAGE during Washington On Your Side
This is all off the top of my head, I’m sure there’s plenty more examples of racists being criticised in Hamilton, so I definitely do not think that it glorifies racists based on their racism, they are criticised
“Good morning. My name is Tasha Jefferson and I’m an inmate here at Litchfield. Two days ago, our friend and fellow inmate, Poussey Washington, was murdered by a prison guard. Poussey Washington. And I’m saying her name again because IT CAN’T BE SAID ENOUGH.
Judy King ain’t injured and she ain’t a hostage. She is not gonna be making a statement. She will not be speaking for us because she was kept separate from us, held in a private room with better treatment and seltzer-maker. And moments after our friend, Poussey Washington, was murdered by a guard for doing nothing wrong, Judy King was packing her bags to go home on early release. Because she’s rich and white and powerful. Our fight is with A SYSTEM THAT DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT POOR PEOPLE AND BROWN PEOPLE AND POOR BROWN PEOPLE.
Our demands are fair and necessary, and show that we intend to keep this demonstration PEACEFUL and FOCUSED ON CHANGE.”
my mouth tastes like booze and bad decisions (Tuckington, AU, NSFW mentioned, 1.7k)
i’m sick as fuck, here’s some unedited fluff. take it and leave me here to die.
It takes Washington a good minute of lazy wakefulness, crushed under the gentle weight of layers of blankets and pleasant fading dreams, to realize he’s not alone in bed. A few seconds after that, and a deep inhale of sheets that smell like sex and unfamiliar detergent, and he realizes it’s not even his own bed.
“Redlining” just sounds like an an old-timey term, a practice that exists only in history and our re-tellings of it. The word has particular roots in the 1930s, when the government-sponsored Home Owner’s Loan Corporation first drafted maps of American communities to sort through which ones were worthy of mortgage lending. Neighborhoods were ranked and color-coded, and the D-rated ones — shunned for their “inharmonious” racial groups — were typically outlined in red.
Angst War Prompt: The Counsellor secretly brainwashed control phrases into all the Freelancer Agents. When he allies with Felix and Locus, he tells them the phrases to use on Wash and Carolina.
All In the Phrase
Disclaimer: Red vs Blue and related characters are the property of Rooster Teeth. Warnings: Language, Canon-typical violence, Psychological horror Rating: T
A/N: Sorry if this doesn’t live up to expectations, but I actually REALLY love this idea and if I had been less of a procrastinator I would’ve played with it more!
Over time, Aiden Price had become very keenly aware of how to survive in situations that were dog-eat-dog. And he very much understood, staring at the two mercenaries before him, that he was in one of those situations.
“What can you give to us?” the one named Felix asked slyly.
She has come to the Pinz-N-Needlez tattoo shop in Washington, D.C., where practically every inch of wall space is covered in artwork. While Afrique lounges on the sofa at the front of the small, quaint shop, owner Christopher Mensah sits at his desk and sketches her tattoo design.
Afrique came to the store after seeing Mensah’s work in her Facebook news feed. She and Mensah both agree that anyone looking to get tattooed should scour online portfolios to find the right artist.
But in addition to considering the artistry, Afrique has one other requirement: She won’t get work done by artists who have no black people featured in their portfolios. She wants to see people with skin the color of hers, a deep, reddish brown.