Colorism, Cluelessness, and Carefree Black Girls
Writer Zeba Blay on how Black women writers are flipping the script in pop culture criticism.
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Zeba Blay popularized the hashtag #carefreeblackgirls, a celebration of positive online representation of Black women and girls. In her book Carefree Black Girls, she reckons with why––even in a pop culture led by people of color––so many critics are white men. Blay joins the show this week to discuss The Harder They Fall, Passing, Dave Chappelle, and where today’s artists are, and aren’t, hitting the mark on race.
Guest: Zeba Blay, culture and film critic and author of the book Carefree Black Girls.
Podcast production by Ahyiana Angel and Jasmine Ellis