Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live. This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northrup. I dedicate this award to all people who have endured slavery and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.
I don’t like it when people are dismissive of the impact of micro-aggressions. Although they occur on the micro-level of daily social interactions, they can become a significant source of stress for the individuals on the receiving end, and stress is a major predictor of health.
just in case people don’t know, the composer of frozen is bobby lopez, a renowned filipino-american songwriter, and if he wins best original song tonight then he will be the first man of colour in history to win an emmy, grammy, oscar, and tony
he just made history.
It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. So I want to salute the spirit of Patsey for her guidance. And for Solomon, thank you for telling her story and your own.
Lupita Nyong’o (via sonofafieldnegro)
this is so important. too many actors fail to thank the people they play on screen. They often think they are those people and that they have actually done something through acting a part. Lupita knows the importance of playing the role of Patsey, but she always pays tribute to this real historical person and all the Patseys who have suffered. Lupita reminds everyone that Patsey is very real. That Solomon Northrup’s story is very real. This history from this movie is real and we must not forget. Thank you, Lupita. You’re an angel.
not here for y’all singing to the heavens about how beautiful Lupita’s skin tone is then turning around and shitting on Gabourey Sidibe or Rachel Jeantel or Whoopi Goldburg or whomever for THEIR skin tone.
if you only like dark skin when it’s on a thin, “properly feminine” body then you don’t like dark skin.