Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.
And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.
ALL OF THIS
Go read this. It’s really important.
Be kind to one another.
President Obama’s got some advice for Republicans in Congress: Help expand opportunity for more Americans.
u know how sometimes if u eat too much of a certain food you get sick of it
like my mom used to make spaghetti several times a week for YEARS bc it was quick and easy so now im kinda “meh” about spaghetti
you know that feeling??
that’s how i feel about white cis male protagonists
you pUT IT IN WORDS
Natalie Dormer on Women and Body Image in Hollywood during SDCC 2014 (x)