Why Black Boys Need Lupita Nyong’o by Damon Young

It was revealed yesterday that Lupita Nyong’o was named People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful” person. Considering the fact that she’s been everyone’s red carpet darling — seriously, if you happen to personally own a red carpet in your home, there’s a 60% chance Lupita was on it at least once in the past six months — this was expected. Also expected? The inevitable backlash from certain Black people incredulous that someone had the audacity to consider Lupita beautiful. I think some of these people just keep “Lupita is ugly” in draft format on their iPhones and Twitter accounts, waiting for an opportunity–any opportunity–to hit send.

via Why Black Boys Need Lupita Nyong’o – News & Views – EBONY.

 

Monique Judge
Monique Judge is a writer living in Los Angeles, California. She drinks way too much coffee, has way too much yarn, knows her way around a good bottle of tequila, and loves gifts and surprises.

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