Afropolitan

Why POC Should Watch “The Maze Runner”

As a unashamedly black man, it is a breath of fresh air to see people of various races not in stereotypical roles. That’s why I like “The Maze Runner.”

Even though I have yet to hear someone mention this, but this is the first time I have seen in a big Hollywood blockbuster that the Asian character is not a Kung Fu master, a timid and asexual computer/science geek, or the sex deprived sidekick.

This is also one of those rare instances that the black characters are not leftover blackface caricatures or the neo-blackface caricatures (like the angry black man/woman).

To me, all the characters in this movie seem to make everyone equal, but one may argue this is in a fantasy world and does not do justice to reality. 

I plan to have a deeper analysis after reading the book (which I am hesitant to do because I think watching the movie first may spoil creating the characters in my head) and reading more on the author of the Maze Runner and the creators of the film.

Overall, it’s a good movie, and possibly good for a discussion on race and gender (yes, I purposely did not mention gender until now, so please watch the movie then ask me why).


loveinthehighest:

blackfemalepresident:

thetallblacknerd:

missrevived:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

how people miss the racial commentary of this song is still so astounding to me. it’s so clearly a fuck white beauty standards song.
most white people so drunk off whiteness, they don’t even get it.
who knew though…… by 2014, white people would “discover” twerking and  convince themselves that jennifer lopez and other white bitches made booty a good thing to have. lol.
they still can’t admit that black women are beautiful. they will just keep magic wand selecting all of our features as beautiful, but not beautiful on us.

How many people paid attention to this part of the video

ok that shit was obvious, like he even says ” Cosmo says you’re fat, well I aint down with that”

they only hear a black man hollering about butts and find it hilarious and dont really listen to anything else

That last paragraph in the original I guess post hit home.

I’ve never missed the language at the beginning of this song. I agree with what everyone is saying and I will add: this song may seem comical, but it reaffirms black people find having a booty a beautiful thing.loveinthehighest:

blackfemalepresident:

thetallblacknerd:

missrevived:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

how people miss the racial commentary of this song is still so astounding to me. it’s so clearly a fuck white beauty standards song.
most white people so drunk off whiteness, they don’t even get it.
who knew though…… by 2014, white people would “discover” twerking and  convince themselves that jennifer lopez and other white bitches made booty a good thing to have. lol.
they still can’t admit that black women are beautiful. they will just keep magic wand selecting all of our features as beautiful, but not beautiful on us.

How many people paid attention to this part of the video

ok that shit was obvious, like he even says ” Cosmo says you’re fat, well I aint down with that”

they only hear a black man hollering about butts and find it hilarious and dont really listen to anything else

That last paragraph in the original I guess post hit home.

I’ve never missed the language at the beginning of this song. I agree with what everyone is saying and I will add: this song may seem comical, but it reaffirms black people find having a booty a beautiful thing.loveinthehighest:

blackfemalepresident:

thetallblacknerd:

missrevived:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

how people miss the racial commentary of this song is still so astounding to me. it’s so clearly a fuck white beauty standards song.
most white people so drunk off whiteness, they don’t even get it.
who knew though…… by 2014, white people would “discover” twerking and  convince themselves that jennifer lopez and other white bitches made booty a good thing to have. lol.
they still can’t admit that black women are beautiful. they will just keep magic wand selecting all of our features as beautiful, but not beautiful on us.

How many people paid attention to this part of the video

ok that shit was obvious, like he even says ” Cosmo says you’re fat, well I aint down with that”

they only hear a black man hollering about butts and find it hilarious and dont really listen to anything else

That last paragraph in the original I guess post hit home.

I’ve never missed the language at the beginning of this song. I agree with what everyone is saying and I will add: this song may seem comical, but it reaffirms black people find having a booty a beautiful thing.loveinthehighest:

blackfemalepresident:

thetallblacknerd:

missrevived:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

how people miss the racial commentary of this song is still so astounding to me. it’s so clearly a fuck white beauty standards song.
most white people so drunk off whiteness, they don’t even get it.
who knew though…… by 2014, white people would “discover” twerking and  convince themselves that jennifer lopez and other white bitches made booty a good thing to have. lol.
they still can’t admit that black women are beautiful. they will just keep magic wand selecting all of our features as beautiful, but not beautiful on us.

How many people paid attention to this part of the video

ok that shit was obvious, like he even says ” Cosmo says you’re fat, well I aint down with that”

they only hear a black man hollering about butts and find it hilarious and dont really listen to anything else

That last paragraph in the original I guess post hit home.

I’ve never missed the language at the beginning of this song. I agree with what everyone is saying and I will add: this song may seem comical, but it reaffirms black people find having a booty a beautiful thing.loveinthehighest:

blackfemalepresident:

thetallblacknerd:

missrevived:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

how people miss the racial commentary of this song is still so astounding to me. it’s so clearly a fuck white beauty standards song.
most white people so drunk off whiteness, they don’t even get it.
who knew though…… by 2014, white people would “discover” twerking and  convince themselves that jennifer lopez and other white bitches made booty a good thing to have. lol.
they still can’t admit that black women are beautiful. they will just keep magic wand selecting all of our features as beautiful, but not beautiful on us.

How many people paid attention to this part of the video

ok that shit was obvious, like he even says ” Cosmo says you’re fat, well I aint down with that”

they only hear a black man hollering about butts and find it hilarious and dont really listen to anything else

That last paragraph in the original I guess post hit home.

I’ve never missed the language at the beginning of this song. I agree with what everyone is saying and I will add: this song may seem comical, but it reaffirms black people find having a booty a beautiful thing.loveinthehighest:

blackfemalepresident:

thetallblacknerd:

missrevived:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

how people miss the racial commentary of this song is still so astounding to me. it’s so clearly a fuck white beauty standards song.
most white people so drunk off whiteness, they don’t even get it.
who knew though…… by 2014, white people would “discover” twerking and  convince themselves that jennifer lopez and other white bitches made booty a good thing to have. lol.
they still can’t admit that black women are beautiful. they will just keep magic wand selecting all of our features as beautiful, but not beautiful on us.

How many people paid attention to this part of the video

ok that shit was obvious, like he even says ” Cosmo says you’re fat, well I aint down with that”

they only hear a black man hollering about butts and find it hilarious and dont really listen to anything else

That last paragraph in the original I guess post hit home.

I’ve never missed the language at the beginning of this song. I agree with what everyone is saying and I will add: this song may seem comical, but it reaffirms black people find having a booty a beautiful thing.loveinthehighest:

blackfemalepresident:

thetallblacknerd:

missrevived:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

how people miss the racial commentary of this song is still so astounding to me. it’s so clearly a fuck white beauty standards song.
most white people so drunk off whiteness, they don’t even get it.
who knew though…… by 2014, white people would “discover” twerking and  convince themselves that jennifer lopez and other white bitches made booty a good thing to have. lol.
they still can’t admit that black women are beautiful. they will just keep magic wand selecting all of our features as beautiful, but not beautiful on us.

How many people paid attention to this part of the video

ok that shit was obvious, like he even says ” Cosmo says you’re fat, well I aint down with that”

they only hear a black man hollering about butts and find it hilarious and dont really listen to anything else

That last paragraph in the original I guess post hit home.

I’ve never missed the language at the beginning of this song. I agree with what everyone is saying and I will add: this song may seem comical, but it reaffirms black people find having a booty a beautiful thing.loveinthehighest:

blackfemalepresident:

thetallblacknerd:

missrevived:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

how people miss the racial commentary of this song is still so astounding to me. it’s so clearly a fuck white beauty standards song.
most white people so drunk off whiteness, they don’t even get it.
who knew though…… by 2014, white people would “discover” twerking and  convince themselves that jennifer lopez and other white bitches made booty a good thing to have. lol.
they still can’t admit that black women are beautiful. they will just keep magic wand selecting all of our features as beautiful, but not beautiful on us.

How many people paid attention to this part of the video

ok that shit was obvious, like he even says ” Cosmo says you’re fat, well I aint down with that”

they only hear a black man hollering about butts and find it hilarious and dont really listen to anything else

That last paragraph in the original I guess post hit home.

I’ve never missed the language at the beginning of this song. I agree with what everyone is saying and I will add: this song may seem comical, but it reaffirms black people find having a booty a beautiful thing.

loveinthehighest:

blackfemalepresident:

thetallblacknerd:

missrevived:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

how people miss the racial commentary of this song is still so astounding to me. it’s so clearly a fuck white beauty standards song.

most white people so drunk off whiteness, they don’t even get it.

who knew though…… by 2014, white people would “discover” twerking and  convince themselves that jennifer lopez and other white bitches made booty a good thing to have. lol.

they still can’t admit that black women are beautiful. they will just keep magic wand selecting all of our features as beautiful, but not beautiful on us.

How many people paid attention to this part of the video

ok that shit was obvious, like he even says ” Cosmo says you’re fat, well I aint down with that”

they only hear a black man hollering about butts and find it hilarious and dont really listen to anything else

That last paragraph in the original I guess post hit home.

I’ve never missed the language at the beginning of this song. I agree with what everyone is saying and I will add: this song may seem comical, but it reaffirms black people find having a booty a beautiful thing.

(Source: ghatia)


werewolfau:

At a deposition, Ferguson’s former police chief revealed that his staff did not keep records of incidents in which officers used force against citizens, so long as no one died; in other words, there was no way of telling how often incidents like Davis’ happened.

remember shit like this when they talk about how mike brown’s shooter had no disciplinary record


real-hiphophead:

tayelchapo:

this why they killed him

Support the message 100%, but let’s not misinform all these kids.
JFK was assassinated by elements of the CIA and U.S. Government, going up to the highest levels (the unseen hand levels) because he was threatening the very foundation of their economic control of this country. JFK was attempting to audit the Federal Reserve and hold it accountable (this could never be allowed to happen, and was his biggest mistake), he was implementing a bill that would have ended the Vietnam War before it began, and he was shutting down the CIA. 
That’s why he was assassinated.
real-hiphophead:

tayelchapo:

this why they killed him

Support the message 100%, but let’s not misinform all these kids.
JFK was assassinated by elements of the CIA and U.S. Government, going up to the highest levels (the unseen hand levels) because he was threatening the very foundation of their economic control of this country. JFK was attempting to audit the Federal Reserve and hold it accountable (this could never be allowed to happen, and was his biggest mistake), he was implementing a bill that would have ended the Vietnam War before it began, and he was shutting down the CIA. 
That’s why he was assassinated.
real-hiphophead:

tayelchapo:

this why they killed him

Support the message 100%, but let’s not misinform all these kids.
JFK was assassinated by elements of the CIA and U.S. Government, going up to the highest levels (the unseen hand levels) because he was threatening the very foundation of their economic control of this country. JFK was attempting to audit the Federal Reserve and hold it accountable (this could never be allowed to happen, and was his biggest mistake), he was implementing a bill that would have ended the Vietnam War before it began, and he was shutting down the CIA. 
That’s why he was assassinated.
real-hiphophead:

tayelchapo:

this why they killed him

Support the message 100%, but let’s not misinform all these kids.
JFK was assassinated by elements of the CIA and U.S. Government, going up to the highest levels (the unseen hand levels) because he was threatening the very foundation of their economic control of this country. JFK was attempting to audit the Federal Reserve and hold it accountable (this could never be allowed to happen, and was his biggest mistake), he was implementing a bill that would have ended the Vietnam War before it began, and he was shutting down the CIA. 
That’s why he was assassinated.
real-hiphophead:

tayelchapo:

this why they killed him

Support the message 100%, but let’s not misinform all these kids.
JFK was assassinated by elements of the CIA and U.S. Government, going up to the highest levels (the unseen hand levels) because he was threatening the very foundation of their economic control of this country. JFK was attempting to audit the Federal Reserve and hold it accountable (this could never be allowed to happen, and was his biggest mistake), he was implementing a bill that would have ended the Vietnam War before it began, and he was shutting down the CIA. 
That’s why he was assassinated.
real-hiphophead:

tayelchapo:

this why they killed him

Support the message 100%, but let’s not misinform all these kids.
JFK was assassinated by elements of the CIA and U.S. Government, going up to the highest levels (the unseen hand levels) because he was threatening the very foundation of their economic control of this country. JFK was attempting to audit the Federal Reserve and hold it accountable (this could never be allowed to happen, and was his biggest mistake), he was implementing a bill that would have ended the Vietnam War before it began, and he was shutting down the CIA. 
That’s why he was assassinated.
real-hiphophead:

tayelchapo:

this why they killed him

Support the message 100%, but let’s not misinform all these kids.
JFK was assassinated by elements of the CIA and U.S. Government, going up to the highest levels (the unseen hand levels) because he was threatening the very foundation of their economic control of this country. JFK was attempting to audit the Federal Reserve and hold it accountable (this could never be allowed to happen, and was his biggest mistake), he was implementing a bill that would have ended the Vietnam War before it began, and he was shutting down the CIA. 
That’s why he was assassinated.
real-hiphophead:

tayelchapo:

this why they killed him

Support the message 100%, but let’s not misinform all these kids.
JFK was assassinated by elements of the CIA and U.S. Government, going up to the highest levels (the unseen hand levels) because he was threatening the very foundation of their economic control of this country. JFK was attempting to audit the Federal Reserve and hold it accountable (this could never be allowed to happen, and was his biggest mistake), he was implementing a bill that would have ended the Vietnam War before it began, and he was shutting down the CIA. 
That’s why he was assassinated.
real-hiphophead:

tayelchapo:

this why they killed him

Support the message 100%, but let’s not misinform all these kids.
JFK was assassinated by elements of the CIA and U.S. Government, going up to the highest levels (the unseen hand levels) because he was threatening the very foundation of their economic control of this country. JFK was attempting to audit the Federal Reserve and hold it accountable (this could never be allowed to happen, and was his biggest mistake), he was implementing a bill that would have ended the Vietnam War before it began, and he was shutting down the CIA. 
That’s why he was assassinated.
real-hiphophead:

tayelchapo:

this why they killed him

Support the message 100%, but let’s not misinform all these kids.
JFK was assassinated by elements of the CIA and U.S. Government, going up to the highest levels (the unseen hand levels) because he was threatening the very foundation of their economic control of this country. JFK was attempting to audit the Federal Reserve and hold it accountable (this could never be allowed to happen, and was his biggest mistake), he was implementing a bill that would have ended the Vietnam War before it began, and he was shutting down the CIA. 
That’s why he was assassinated.

real-hiphophead:

tayelchapo:

this why they killed him

Support the message 100%, but let’s not misinform all these kids.

JFK was assassinated by elements of the CIA and U.S. Government, going up to the highest levels (the unseen hand levels) because he was threatening the very foundation of their economic control of this country. JFK was attempting to audit the Federal Reserve and hold it accountable (this could never be allowed to happen, and was his biggest mistake), he was implementing a bill that would have ended the Vietnam War before it began, and he was shutting down the CIA. 

That’s why he was assassinated.

(Source: afriet)