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This is part one of two-part episode. We discuss a recent Donald Glover interview, the ways in which “good white people” are adept at throwing racist shade in a very gaslighting, subtle way and how Blavity Blacks love and fetishize the token black person experience.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Music is “WW III” by Ruff Ryders
- The scene from “Don’t Be a Menace” we discuss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8gP9GX2udI
- Donald Glover New Yorker Article by Tad Friend: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/03/05/donald-glover-cant-save-you
- The Jodie Landon Daria video in a Buzzfeed tweet: https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedNews/status/968892505080016896
- “James Davis – Token Black Friend” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBaGQQKkt7I
- “Not Another Teen Movie – Token Black Guy” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWhhPWyWCv0
- “The Token Black Guy and His White Friend” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esc8gPYYIn8
- “Un-Token” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmNfR9B4-FU