Grin and Bear It?

Is there any surprise that the Best Supporting Actress Oscar was given to Jamie Lee Curtis? Y’all know that Angela Bassett was robbed, but white supremacist thinking adds insult upon injury by attacking Ms. Bassett for being human, as if humanity is reserved for Whites only. Her reaction in the moment was appropriate, stoic. Reminder: Two-thirds of the voting Academy is White. The Grio aptly describes how Black people are held to impossible standards in the face of personal and professional setbacks. As my community says, “Black don’t crack,” and neither did Angela. Nevertheless, kick rocks Oscars, kick rocks!