Tinder ; the home of the young and bae-less. My relationship has kept me off the app, but from the constant string of complaints my mates make about life as a black woman in the Kingdom of Tinder, it doesn't sound like I've been missing out on much. Guys on Tinder will bang on virtual drums, declaring that their love black for women in the shittiest ode to anything ever, often to a load of black women who just want to get back to some regular raceless sexting. Saying you love black girls is as flattering as saying you love women with noses or earlobes. Obviously — that person did not get a response back.
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A photo of the event, circulated on Twitter the following morning, showed that nearly all the attendees were black. The online magazine Clutch and others have noted the disjunction between the march and the meeting. Had it not been for countless black people on social media sharing information, the white mainstream media would have ignored the issue altogether. But that inaccurate information has drawn new attention to a real problem.
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In the wake of the latter, the sentiments have only gotten louder. I do too. But, these films have been made and continue to be made. Limited funding, marketing, publicity, and distribution opportunities fuel this lack of visibility. Or, if you make a feature film and are unable to get the distribution that will help your film reach its audience, it becomes much harder for the audience to see it.
The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman. So said Malcolm X in And in the decades since, those words have continued to resonate: a rallying cry for black women who felt sidelined in the fight for civil rights, ignored during the feminist awakening and discounted even as their protests against police violence have earned that movement new attention.