Easily Marketable Black Tropes

“We’re expected to write about trauma, oppression, or slavery, because those are easily marketable Black tropes. Publishers struggle to see us as having the same banal, funny, whimsical experiences that every human has-‘
‘Because it’d imply that we are human,’ interrupted Khalil. ‘AMERICAN SOCIETY DEPENDS ON THE NEED TO DEHUMANIZE, DEGRADE, AND DENY THE BLACK MAN.”

Artist: Tope Fatunmbi