It’s horrible when your heart is somewhere your body is not.
If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.
"White people built america"
"Columbus is a hero"
"Survival of the fittest"
"Slavery, segregation, some MLK & Rosa Parks happened, end of racism"
"The Melting Pot"
"Land of the free/opportunity"
Don’t eat with those who will brag about feeding you
physical touch and quality time
Be stubborn about your goals, but flexible about your methods.
“It’s not supposed to make sense love, passion it is what it is…“When that Jones come down it can be a motherfucker!”
Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.
And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.
ALL OF THIS
I don’t think the audience collectively ignores it, it’s pretty clear that all 70% of intelligent thought/engaging story in this show comes from the black women, and almost every audience member will choose Tastee or Poussey or Suzanne as favorite characters and have total apathy to most of the white characters. The show does a great job at acknowledging the street smarts/book smarts that the black folk have and that definitely permeates to the audience.
nigga ain’t nobody worried about u