What piqued Miller’s interest was how “understanding” and “helpful” Sherlock was, traits the actor believes were rarely communicated. “In the books, I found him to be a much more understanding guy. I feel that he really likes people a little bit more than I had seen recently — not that he can necessarily communicate that very well. He likes the underdog, and he likes people who are downtrodden, who are having a hard time. He generally wants to help. I found him to be a much more helpful person, so I tried to put a bit of that in, even though he doesn’t quite pull it off.” [x]
start ur day off right with hearty bowl of gina torres as cleopatra letting xena know she’s DTF.
Did it ever occur to you that we don’t want to get in touch with our feelings. That actually feeling our feelings might make it actually impossible to survive in here.
If you are a white person and you are concerned that a particular word would be culturally insensitive for you to say, then don’t say it. It’s just that simple.
You do not need to ask a black person. You already know or you wouldn’t be asking in the first place. Furthermore that one single black person cannot speak for every other black person you may offend by using that word. Their ‘permission’ is meaningless.
To say that you are asking them because you ‘respect their opinion’ implies that you don’t respect the opinions of the other black people who would prefer you to not use that word. One person cannot speak over the voice of all the others, no matter who it is. There is no elected Negro representative who gives out passes and there never will be.
You already know or you wouldn’t be asking in the first place.