Recently certain celebrities like Pharrell (pretty sure he coined the term- although I think that mentality has been around), Raven Symone, Jhene Aiko, etc have been culprits of this barf-inducing phenomenon. What does it mean?
Well in an interview with Oprah,Pharrell stated exactly:
“The “new black” doesn’t blame other races for our issues. The “new black” dreams and realizes that it’s not a pigmentation; it’s a mentality. And it’s either going to work for you, or it’s going to work against you. And you’ve got to pick the side you’re gonna be on.”
Yeah I felt sick reading it too. The problem with this is that it denies the racism still prevalent in America. It denies issues involving race. He’s almost if not flat out victim blaming. So if a POC gets shot unarmed because they appear supicious it’s they’re on fault and it’s a “mentality” to think you were…
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