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Oct 1, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
When we say “women,” please clarify that this means *straight cis white women*.

Gay/trans women / women of color have smelled the GOP mess for decades and they’ve voted in suit. If it’s somehow new to straight cis white women, that’s part of the problem.… White women have voted essentially 50-50 Republican/Democrat in presidential races since 1952. Only the 1964 Johnson/Goldwater race is a substantial outlier. 52% voted for Trump in 2016—against an outrageously qualified white woman. That’s just in line with long term trends.
Aug 18, 2018 22 tweets 11 min read
#CrazyRichAsians is headed for a monster opening, and it’s essential to look at why. A full 38% of viewers so far have been Asian—we’re COMING OUT for this film as we never have in cinematic history.

But another 24% of viewers are black or Hispanic: *viewers are 62% nonwhite*. The book #CrazyRichAsians was based on was a NYT bestseller. When the target for the book is described by folks in publishing, they say “white female, summer read, book club, 35-54.” That audience isn’t who’s filling theaters—yet.

They’re the ones who might take this to $100M.
Dec 13, 2017 24 tweets 14 min read
Twitter fam: Please share with me your fave black woman candidates. I’m going to try to give to all of them. I hope you do too.

When we see Jones beat Moore because *97% of black women* brave all-day lines to vote for him, we’re looking at the future of the Democratic Party. Okay let’s get this GOING! Connie Johnson, DONATED. Join me, folks!

Oct 12, 2017 8 tweets 2 min read
Puerto Rico is home to 3.5m AMERICANS—90% of whom have no electricity, clean water or secure food! It’s the size of Connecticut, but brown! Any human with a soul can see this is poised to become a humanitarian disaster of epic proportions due to your lack of empathy & leadership
Oct 8, 2017 21 tweets 4 min read
1. No one‘s saying it but while #BladeRunner2049 is beautiful, interesting & richly realized, the reasons it is failing are abundantly clear 2. First, it’s hugely self-indulgent. As an iconic white male director, Ridley Scott‘s convinced his work is CANONICAL for today’s audiences