black and african american rights

41 petitions

Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to ABC, Netflix

Shonda Drop Luvvie

"Black Women ghetto is if you're 21, you're mama is 36, and your granny is 50. AND you got a 6 year old." -Luvvie "I ain't gon lie. I will not be encouraging my kids to go to an HBCU. It's the African Elitist in me." -Luvvie "It confused me that people don't think that we can critique "culture." And I do not think a child name Chlamydia is Black culture." -Luvvie If u r an urban youth, still in highschool, with a baby in Gucci shoes, u need ur tubes forcibly tied. Clearly, u got wrong priorities." - Luvvie "The Gubment betta owe me back like I owe my rent & give me my monies! I'mo b an urban youth & go buy gym shoes for no reason w/ it. LOL" -Luvvie "I was at a ghetto funeral last year for my cousin who was a rapper o_0 & got shot (RIP cuzzo). *sigh* So many spray painted tees with his face." - Luvvie Luvvie Screenshot Tweets Here are just a sample of Luvvie's derogatory tweets again African Americans. Let's be more specific. African Americans who are the descendants of chattel slavery in America.  Those whose bodies were worked so hard in the field that their muscles would tear from the bone.  Those whose hands bleed from cotton and tobacco picking.  Those who fought for freedom yet were denied that same freedom.  Those who once Emancipated were never given 40 acres and a mule to give them stability but we instead were told go figure it out.  Those who were Emancipated but didn't get news of it until two years later.  Juneteenth.  Those that rebuilt Tulsa only to see it destroyed in a matter of seconds.  Those that sat in substandard shacks for class.  Those who sharecropped and at the end of the year still owed money. Those that  walked a mile to school.  Those that were relegated to the back and told to move when they say move.  Those that drank from the dirty fountain.  Those that went to war but were told you can't be in my bunk. Those that were tested on my the sake of the study. Those that came home to no jobs, no homes, no education.  Those that were spit on at the lunch counters.  Those that were beaten, hosed, and maimed all for the ability to be treated equal. Those that were told not in my back yard.  You can't live here.  Those who survived street wars, lock ups, and addiction in the inner city man made ghettos.  Those whose lives were ended because they looked like a thug.   Those that were told you're pretty for a black girl. Those that were locked up at a rate so high 72 percent of their children live without fathers.  Those who cant afford the basic necessities like housing. Many are broke.  Unemployed and drowning in student loan debt. We sicked and tired of being sick and tired.  We already fought this fight and more.  Yet, as more new Blacks move into American for new opportunities like jobs, education, and financial opportunities they relegate us to positions beneath them.  What right do you have to look down on us?  Do you know our struggle to survive on a day to day basis? Do you care to know about the unique position we are in?  So Shonda as a descendant of Africans enslaved in the United States, I will not have my ancestors or my people disrespected in any way shape or form.  I might not agree with all of our behaviors or consumerism but its not permissible for a new Black to build a platform on our plight. We are a people who in the face of constant adversity have survived.  I need you to get Luvvie off our collective backs. We have enough of a load to bear on our own.   Do not elevate her. Do not support her work.  Do not feed her while starving us.  We are watching and the decisions you make till have long repercussions.  For if you let voices like Luvvies in they will grow stronger and they will take over and drown our voices out. Do not open Pandora's box. We are already seeing that media gatekeepers are not touching this topic.  They are censoring this conversation.    

Stop Luvvie
157 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Netflix, Walt Disney, Sony

Cast Young, Dark-Skinned Black Females and Girls in Movies, TV, and other Medias

I am a young, dark-skinned female and I believe that it is essential that individuals of all ages and skin complexions are able to grow up watching people similar to them under a positive light in movies and television. This is not the case for young, dark-skinned black females and girls. Countless times Hollywood and Netflix and other forms of media continue to cast young mixed or lighter complexion black females for films and television shows while young dark skin females are rarely featured or aren’t represented properly. I am not saying that lighter complexion females should no longer be cast for films, but we need to promote more dark skin actresses to create a balance. Viola Davis and Gabrielle Union are exceptional actresses and it is challenging for me to believe that there aren’t younger dark skin females that possess these gifts and talents too. Unfortunately, I have not grown up seeing many young dark skin black women and girls portrayed as smart, beautiful, confident, or potential love interests in the media. Dark skin girls shouldn't always have to deal with some struggle to share a story in movies or television (slavery, abuse, poverty, drugs). We are normal just like anyone else and deal with boy drama, we strive for success, and value family and friends. Sign this petition to raise awareness. Dark skin women and girls are beautiful and should become normalized in the media. I am optimistic and believe that this can happen! :)  

14 supporters