Feb 2 jade commented on The Seattle Times' Treatment of Musician Hollis Wong-Wear Is a Perfect Example of #JournalismSoWhite.
Wong-Wear declined to comment on Best's apology.


Of course she did.
Jan 15 jade commented on Rick Santorum Urged Viewers to Google Him.
If my surname was Santorum, I'd get a huge kick out of it, but my sense of humor is like that. It'd be a hilarious ice-breaker, and I'd feel like I was, in a small way, connected to this fantastic example of citizen activism.

And, really, there are so many other surnames that bring to my mind truly ugly images--Roach, Lard, Rape. Santorum doesn't even come close, in my opinion.
Dec 10, 2015 jade commented on When a Mass Killer Is a White Christian, He's a Lone Lunatic, but When He's Muslim, He Represents All Muslims.
@29, Yeah, it's like she wants to get caught.
Dec 8, 2015 jade commented on A Memo to My Fellow Homos.
It's sad that you still have to explain this shit to your follow homos every single election.
Dec 7, 2015 jade commented on Fuck You, Spike Lee.
I rarely go to theaters to see movies. I plan to watch this movie the way I have the majority of Lee's films: HBO.
Dec 5, 2015 jade commented on Fuck You, Spike Lee.
@38, Yes, she mentions the play, but since she doesn't discuss it at all, I doubt she's read it, and a professional reviewer with high standards would have taken the time to read the play this film pays homage to and write a few words comparing and contrasting. Instead, she wastes space saying, "It's bad! It's bad! It's fucking bad!" The lack of depth found in this review belies any evidence that she put any outside reading or thought into her work at all. Where's her pride in her job?

She made no mention of the Women of Liberia (who Lee was also honoring). It's like she's never heard of the history of sex strikes. Because of her ignorance and willful apathy, she insults women who have used this strategy to try to bring peace and make the world better for themselves and their families.

It's very clear that she didn't know that Cusack's character is based on an actual preacher living and working in the South Side, which makes the review even more embarrassing.

This review comes off like she didn't do any research or homework before getting pissed off and writing about politics, rather than the film itself and the director's intent.

@39, Oluo panning the film is not the problem. The problem for me is why she panned it. I've not yet seen this movie, but I've seen almost all of Spike Lee's other films (I've never seen Mo' Better Blues), and based on his oeuvre, I don't think it's unreasonable to doubt that he would ever trivialize the everyday violence of residents living in Chicago's South Side. He's Spike Lee, for fuck's sake.

I am aware of Oluo's race (and her personal bias when reviewing films), but I was actually referring to a comment from someone saying, "As a black woman..." That person is focusing on her identity first, rather than the film itself. But you're right that I was being a bit too sarcastic. I shouldn't have made the "feelings" remark.
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Dec 5, 2015 jade commented on Fuck You, Spike Lee.
@35, people caught up in the religious fervor of identity politics will not care that this film is based on a great work of literature, actual historical facts, and real people who actually exist.

If the demographic with which they identify isn't fully and simplistically represented in its best, most empowered, light, then the product sucks.

They're feeling feelings.
Dec 4, 2015 jade commented on Fuck You, Spike Lee.
Just so you know, before you complain about John Cusack's character again, it's based on Michael Pfleger, an actual preacher in Chicago's South Side. Lee said as much in his recent interview with Trevor Noah.
Nov 19, 2015 jade commented on Can We Maybe Start Talking Seriously About Atheism Again Now?.
For Christ's sake...