It’s ironic that a bunch of us were discussing this article just last night. Gwen Saoirse brought it to our attention. I’m glad Terijo thought to bring it into play here. Gloria Bates made a fairly startling comment (I felt startled by it, anyway.) She said (and I’m paraphrasing loosely) that the sort of behavior in the Guardian article feels so normal to her as a black woman, that she just takes it for granted.
That rocked me back on my heels a little.