feigning interest...

when I look back on what it was like growing up without the knowledge of black accomplishments; without knowing black inventors and black leaders and black writers; without a real education in history; without complex, varied depictions of black characters and narratives in media; without enough images of atypical beautiful smart successful black women in books and magazines and comics and on telly and billboards - compared to now, where I have access on the internet to an endless stream of information, stories and pictures to share and be shared, I’m strongly reminded of that scene in Tarzan where he discovers the other humans and asks the gorillas

why didn’t you tell me there were creatures who look like me?

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