— Globally-minded electronic artist Fatima Al Qadiri talks to Carrie Battan about her debut album, why Lady and the Tramp is racist, and American myopia in our latest Update interview. (via pitchfork)
yeah def i feel like that quite a bit!!! it gets difficult when im rlly depressed like i get so disconnected from what im saying i go on autopilot and usually make no sense and everything haha
do u feel like tht??? do u have any advice for getting out of it?
um idk if its a real term its just like well first off i get attached to ppl soooooo easily but more than that i dont let the proper time pass in a friendship??? like idk if this makes sense for example theres this guy i barely know and i accidentallly found out who he liked and im not making a big deal about it but there r times i still like ask him questions and stuff and its obvs hes not comfortable answering them and yeah stuff like that i think like i shouldnt be doing that lately i havent been able to control myself AT ALL but i gotta slow down
That’s right! And you made the decision to not cast ANY other women of color! Don’t try to blame the casting director! Aren’t you the ultimate decision maker? Why get all defensive? People have every right to criticize you for it! Isn’t this your show like you said in the above quote? Are you not in control? What’s going on, Mindy? Talk to me.
1. Watch the goddamn show (helpful hint: Tamra ain’t white)
2. Do you honestly believe that Mindy actually has complete control of her show? Like 100% of it? Because no.
3. Can we stop with this bullshit that somehow a POC has some kind of responsibility to hire other POC?! Maybe she’s hiring people who are right for the job instead of thinking ‘hey, that guy’s good but he’s not a POC so I won’t hire him’ because that’s pretty fucking backwards logic and doesn’t address the problem. She’s choosing NOT to hire based on the race of an actor because she’s not a fucking asshole. That is what anyone who gets any say in casting should be doing. Hell, apply that to any job. She has every right to hire whoever is right for the role. She has every right to judge everyone on their own merits. That’s what she’s doing and that’s what absolutely no one is talking about because, let’s face it, people like to feel superior and make negative assumptions about the choices someone else makes without even thinking about what they’re saying. Well, good for you. You’ve completely missed the point.
Also, if we are holding TMP accountable for hiring more POC then we should be holding every single other show on television for hiring more POC. ex) The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation, Two and a Half Men, Two Broke Girls - the list goes on.