…me that this is the world we live in and that I have to figure this shit out…I have figured it out. I’m not fucking with people who won’t fight for me, and sadly, that’s men who are so focused on maintaining their privilege that my getting destroyed in the process doesn’t matter. For the record, that’s all y’all until you prove repeatedly that you’ll fight with and for me.
With the last revelation comes a hard truth: white women still play a major role in upholding white patriarchy. From the women’s suffrage movement to the present, white women have encouraged racism, benefitted from racism, dismissed racism, and/or co-opted racism to make a point. Even if they aren’t racist themselves, white women can inadvertently alienate women of color by centering their experiences as white women and ignoring the role race plays in gender dynamics.
Black women will always have black men’s backs but Detective Latoya is a symbol (maybe accidentally on Peele’s part) of the weariness and reluctance of black women showing up for black men who don’t always show up for them.