Zerlina Maxwell I am not. I forgot to mention a key piece of info, that this topic was sparked by Sarah Palin’s comment to President Obama on MLK Day. And don’t get me started on my hair. It actually looks like I have a headache, and I did. 🙂 BTW, this dress has been donated … Continue reading Playing The Race Card…and doing videos badly. #myownworstcritic #diversity
This week Saturday Night Live announced that Sasheer Zamata joined its cast. Zamata is SNL’s first black female cast member since 2007.
Most people are thrilled with Zamata’s appointment. But everyone is making a huge issue out of her race and gender, as though that played a significant part in her landing the gig. This does her a great disservice; it puts her talent firmly at the bottom of a list of traits that are part of, but do not encapsulate all of, who she is.
Yes, it’s notable that she’s black and female, and yes, it’s notable there hasn’t been a black female on the SNL cast in many years. But there’s a reason SNL didn’t have a black woman on staff, that their organization is not more inclusive – they didn’t want one. Continue reading “Sasheer Zamata: SNL’s Black, Female Unicorn #diversity #race #gender @thesheertruth”
A colleague passed along this video, and man is it powerful. In less than four minutes this young woman nails one of the main issues that contribute to women’s problems in the workplace: our inherited insistence on making ourselves smaller and less visible. It’s a poem, and I’m not a poetry fan, but this young woman’s … Continue reading Poetic Justice – Women are taught to absorb. Men to emit… #diversity
The girl Bey is at it again. She’s got new music out – meh – a new campaign in the hopper for H&M – cute – and even old Rush Limbaugh’s ignorant self has put down his cup long enough to rant. Note, his rant was completely inaccurate and made very little sense, supporting my … Continue reading #Beyonce, Hated But Fabulous