I try to stay away from controversial topics as much as possible, but in reality the world isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Opinions are to be had and told. So here is mine own on Olivia Cole’s opinion on Hollywood. Her blog post is posted, just click the link below. I suggest you read her thoughts 1st and then some of the comments and then read my response to what she said.
I have mixed reviews on Olivia Cole. She is awesome at depicting her point through words, but as she faulted Steve Harvey as picking sides, sadly she is too. I haven’t read every blog post she’s ever written, but she’s missing the wall of open perception–for me at least.
An although I agree with every word illustrated in her ”Lucy” post, she still fails to explain the other side. As an African-American woman I agree with her, but never forget the Good Rule in debate that says know your opponent.
I’m all for approaching an issue head on, but only with the necessity of understanding the opposing forces thinking. Not because they deserve it, but because the readers do. Because there’s nothing accomplished looking through a glass ONE way.
Again I agree with her words. I just think she would’ve served greater meaning/purpose putting the shoe on the other foot–showing what’s going on, on the other side. But I think because her readers know, as she so openly pointed out, she’s Caucasian, there’s no need? I beg to differ. But as she factually stated, we, the masses only use a minuscule amount of our brain. I guess it doesn’t matter either way? *shrugs