Franchesca Ramsey on “What Happens When You’re a Black Girl on the Internet”

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Franchesca Ramsey is the creator and featured performer in the short video “Sh*t White Girls Say…to Black Girls” (itself a spoof on the viral”Sh*it Girls Say…” video).  Ms. Ramsey has her own blog (here) and a You Tube channel (here).  In an interview with the Village Voice, Ms. Ramsey describes the reaction to the video:

Some people are upset, but the people who are upset don’t really get it and don’t understand what I do. You need to know who I am to understand the video, and if they don’t watch my other videos, they might not get me. I’ve had a few people saying “You hate white people!” But my fiancé is white, most of my closest friends are white. I was literally hopping on a meme and trying to make it relevant to me. A lot of people relate to it, but some people don’t. That’s what happens when you’re a black girl on the internet. I’ve done this for long enough that I’m used to it.

Feminist Philosophers has a round-up (here) of links responding to the video:

-Bridget Crawford

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