“In my discussion of this, I brought up the idea that in the United States, white heterosexual Christian men are a kind of undefined universal. I as a white male have been socialized to think that most people experience the world in ways similar to my own. This is far from the truth. One of the reasons police brutality committed against black people receives only periodic attention is because it is portrayed as an anomaly, disconnected events outside of most people’s experience with law enforcement. That perspective of “most people” is that of middle and upper class white men.” [Excerpt] FULL POST
“While “Empire’s” test ratings may’ve dipped after featuring a kiss between a same-sex couple, Naomi Campbell, a star of the hit Fox series, is thankful the show decided to stick with the original LGBT plot-line.
“I think it’s a great storyline and it’s a great dynamic,” she told HuffPost Live in a conversation on Tuesday. “I think it’s so brilliant and I think a lot of people just love that storyline.”
The supermodel hopes the story will “make people come out and embrace their sexuality and not feel ashamed, that they have to hide,” she added.” MORE