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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.

newsweek.com/republicans-ju… 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!

#GiveBackGiveBlack
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