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Thrust of argument: Monique W. Morris writes 'These themes, when coupled with original quotes from girls, demonstrate the urgency of including Black girls in our national discourses on school discipline reform and in our efforts to develop culturally competent and gender-responsive approaches that ensure the safety of all of our children in schools'. Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Even outside the serious situation of children's safety, there needs to be an absolute reversal of the disenfranchisement of a lot of people.

 

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Removal of resistance: You don't have to be a black girl to suffer some absurdity, but maybe in many ways if you are those absurdities are likely to be the most virulent and fucked up. Unification: As I covered elsewhere:

'Where white women stand on the backs of black women, and other women of colour, to gain success and power, feminism is not present. And the claim that the film somehow represents the practice of feminist casting and characters can only hold true if you do the mental gymnastics necessary to deny the fact that black women are women, too.'

Janessa E. Robinson writes "With three leading female characters, the film features no Latina, Asian or Indigenous women and simply opts to fulfil its black quota as a nod to the original storyline. Jones's sassy black character is a transit worker for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, providing her with the skills necessary to track down ghosts across New York. But as the only representation of race and class commentary in the trailer, it ultimately pathologises the working class and blackness by making the two synonymous with a seemingly inept character.

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The 2016 reboot has been hailed as a new, feminist Ghostbusters. But praising white women's access to roles that challenge patriarchy yet simultaneously harm black women through perpetuating racist tropes can only be feminist if the word has no meaning.

Where white women stand on the backs of black women, and other women of colour, to gain success and power, feminism is not present. And the claim that the film somehow represents the practice of feminist casting and characters can only hold true if you do the mental gymnastics necessary to deny the fact that black women are women, too.

Although this trailer is the first we have seen of the film, and we have yet to see where the character development or storylines will lead, I won't be heading to the theatres paying to watch a film that shrinks black womanhood for the ease of the white gaze in its marketing."

It is high time that the 'western' establishment realise how racist it is.

What of TRUMP? Katie Hopkins? Tom Mair? The surge of hate crime in post Brexit Britain?

Look in the mirror, my friends. It's time to see who you REALLY are.
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