Shoutout to black and brown professors who tire endlessly to instill a sense of historical realism that challenges the whitewashed history taught to students their entire lives, have their jobs in constant jeopardy due to lack of funds for “ethnic studies”, are subjected to…
This right here is one of the many affirmations to keep doing this work.
What a way to begin an acceptance speech. Lupita has made sure that we never forget the sufferings of Patsey and Solomon, and thus the millions of enslaved Africans who were dehumanized in one of the greatest crimes against humanity in the history of the world.
Unspeakable crimes that have gone largely unpunished. How can people scream ‘post-racialism’, ‘non-racialism’ and other ignorant statements when justice, if true justice can ever be attained for such acts, is yet to be achieved?
Didn’t mean to derail from Lupita’s acceptance speech but as important as her win is, so to is the vessel that brought her there - the story of Solomon Northup.
Lupita Nyong'o comes from a legacy of Black, African excellence- and has spent every day of her life, surrounded by accomplished black men and women: -Lupita's Father has a PH.D from Yale. -Lupita's Cousin was named by Forbes as one of the '20 Youngest Power Women of Africa' and holds degrees from Harvard AND Stanford. -Lupita's other cousin has a PH.D from Yale, and is a Professor at NYU. Academy Award Winner, Lupita Nyong'o is a Yale University GRADUATE. Haters, have SEVERAL seats.