Introspective to how we got where we are

I haven’t really chimed in on the Monique vs Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry and Oprah because I feel the whole Oscars, quest for white validation and expecting our lives to be transformed once we get it is a dead horse some of us choose to beat. Hollywood is no different that any other segment of Amerikkka. And like with any other segment of Amerikkka there are black gatekeepers, their jobs are to keep black folks in check… no diff that gatekeepers in politics, the media, the clergy… in every single institution. There are gatekeepers in this movement. What Monique experienced is no different than what less famous black folks experience when they refuse to play the game. And its not that she even refused to play. She played and thought winning an Oscar would change the rules. It didn’t.