I just want to piggyback off a recent post by Khadija over at Muslim Bushido, African-American Slave Consumers’ Addiction to “Business As Usual” Vs. Escape Velocity.
Speaking only for myself, I make very conscious choices for what I media I consume and whom I give support to. I’ve put my neck on the line publicly in promoting black women free agency and addressing gross imbalances. I don’t have to agree with every aspect of a characterization of a tv show if I see significant areas where there’s sustainable growth (and a shift in the plot). I will say that blind consumption of anything and everything with minimal initiative in creating an industry of one’s own is a problem. To that end, I’m continually working at generating new resources and hope to connect with like-minded people, building alliances.
Nothing is stagnant and there’s always room to create opportunities.